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About Mettop

We are a team of innovative technicians focused on the metallurgical industry. During the last years, Mettop developed new technologies, resulting in high economic benefits as well as new safety standards for our customers. Being always close to our customers, listening to their needs and reacting fast and efficiently is the soul of our company; our passionate and energetic team is ready for this daily challenge. Creating innovative system solutions for a mutual successful future together with our customers is the main goal of our journey.

DR. ANDREAS FILZWIESER - CEO

got his master degree (M.sc.) in Metallurgy from the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria, in 1996 and his PhD.  in 2000. Between 1996 and 2000 he worked as research assistant at the Non-Ferrous Department, University of Leoben, being a deputy of the head of this department for the last two years. Subsequently he joined RHI, Vienna, Austria, as head of the technical marketing department. From 2002 to 2005 Andreas Filzwieser was the managing director of the RHI Non-Ferrous Metals Engineering GmbH, Leoben, Austria.

He founded Mettop GmbH in May 2005, being active as managing director since then .

In January 2014 he co-founded UrbanGold GmbH.

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DR. IRIS FILZWIESER - CFO

got her master degree (M.sc.) in Metallurgy from the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria in 2001 and her PhD in 2005. Between 2001 and 2004 she worked as research assistant at the Non Ferrous Department, University of Leoben.

She founded Mettop GmbH in May 2005. Since then she is active as managing director of Mettop and responsible for finance and all general company management functions.

In January 2014 she co -founded UrbanGold GmbH.

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Dr. Martina Hanel - Senior Metallurgist

joined Mettop in October 2015 after completing her doctorate at the Institute of Iron and Steel Metallurgy at the University of Leoben.

In addition to the position as assistant to the management, she is mainly responsible for the subject area ILTEC, from customer acquisition to quotation preparation to project handling. 

In addition, projects on many other topics are also handled under her leadership.               

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Dr. Hans-Jörg Krassnig - Director of Sales

Hans-Jörg, a member of the Mettop team since 2020, can contribute his extensive expertise in various areas of metallurgy. 
After his education at the University of Leoben and his doctorate at the chair of non-ferrous metallurgy, he was employed in various areas of metallurgy and metallurgical plant construction.As Director of Sales, Hans-Jörg is responsible for all sales issues and awaits your enquiry. 

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DI Manuel Seidl - Head of Engineeing Department

is Mettop’s head of engineering and he contributes core competences in the structural & mechanical design of machineries and steel constructions.

After successfully graduating at the higher technical college in Kapfenberg, with special emphasis on machine and plant engineering, Manuel consequently increased his skill level. By finishing his Masters Degree at the Montanuniversität Leoben on the one hand side and simultaneously working as an engineer for an internationally operating company, on the other hand side, Manuel became a very valuable expert for the entire industry and he perfectly meets Mettop’s approach for excellence! 

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DI Matthias Lindthaler - HEAD OF INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS

Matthias started as a diploma student in spring 2019 and completed his studies in Industrial Environmental Protection at the University of Leoben. Through his more than 7 years of work as an IT expert, he has specialised in digitalisation and the topic of Industry 4.0. 

Since June 2020 Matthias is a permanent member of the Mettop team and supports with his expertise in refractory purchasing. 

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Kornelia Töplitzer - Office Administration

is part of the team since April 2010. 

She is responsible for administration, accounting, the dunning department, and helps to keep our organisation run smoothly.

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DI Tim Haslinger - SITE MANAGER

In 2014, he graduated from the University of Leoben with a master's degree in mechanical engineering. From 2015 to 2019, he was responsible for the R&D department at UrbanGold. There he dealt with the process development of metallurgical recycling solutions. 
Since October 2019, he has been working as Site Manager at Mettop, where he is responsible for planning, supervision and execution of installation and commissioning of plants.

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Marvin Münzer - Engineering Departement

joined Mettop in March 2010 and started in the engineering department after finishing the HTL Leoben with special focus on metallurgy.

Meanwhile he is also responsible for project management and process optimisation with Mettop`s gas purging system.

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Patrick Grössinger - ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

Patrick joined Mettops engineering department in September 2018.

After having graduated from the HTBL Kapfenberg and having 5 years experience as engineer, he is now responsible for all ILTEC related engineering work.

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Daniel Pacurariu - ENGINEERING DEPARMENT

Daniel joined Mettop after having graduated from the HTBLA in Zeltweg, Austria.

As a part of the engineering department he is responsible of all topics related to construction. He is also operating as certified and approved safety officer. 

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Anna Altrichter - ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

joined the Mettop-Team in October 2018. After graduating from HTL Leoben in the department of Metallurgy and Environmental Engineering, she now supports the engineering department.

Her focus is mainly in the field of refractory 3D engineering.

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Michael Rothwangl - Engineering Departement

Michael graduated from HTBL Kapfenberg in mechanical engineering and was then able to gain many years of experience in metallurgical plant engineering.
Since June 2021, he is supporting the design department with his knowledge of plant design from conceptual design to workshop drawing.

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Alexander Schöllenbauer - ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

Alexander operates since April 2019 as engineer in the field of P&ID´s and flowsheets. Due to his simultaneously running studies at Montanuniversität Leoben, he provides a lot of background knowledge in metallurgy and mechanical engineering.

He gained his practical experience in private sector as well as at the university, so he is a valuable member in our engineering team.

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Andrè Stocker - Engineering Departement

After his apprenticeship as a metalworking technician in a large international refractories company, he began studying "International Petroleum Engineering" at the University of Leoben. 

Since 2019 he has been part of the Engineering Department and is jointly responsible for the ILTEC system and the copper coolers. He is also responsible for warehouse management and other technical tasks. 


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Birgit Kaufmann - ENGINEERING DEPARTEMENT

She has been part of the Mettop team since 2015. Before that, she graduated from the HTL Leoben with a focus on metallurgy. 
After a two-year baby break, she will return to the engineering department in July 2021 and will actively support it with the knowledge she has already acquired. 

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Nina-Sophie Gößler - PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

is mainly responsible for the purchasing department since beginning of the year 2018.  

After having finished the HLW (Höhere Bundeslehranstalt für Wirtschaft) in Leoben with the higher school certificate, Nina now provides assistance in all matters concerning suppliers relations and purchasing.

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Ivona Tomic - Office Administration

Ivona attended the HLW in Leoben, before she started her apprenticeship for office administration. 

Ever since, she supports the sales department. 

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Stoyka Velikova - Payroll accounting

After completing her studies in business administration in Bulgaria and further trainings in Austria in the areas of payroll and accounting, Stoyka has been responsible for payroll and accounting tasks in our office since 2018.  
                                  

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Florian Filzwieser - Project team member

is working as part of the construction and engineering team for several years now, he is project-related a helping hand in all issues and matters. 

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Christina Reinbacher - Housekeeping staff

Since the early beginnings, Christina is responsible for the order and cleanness of the office rooms, common room and lavatory.

Total chaos and mess? Just a question of time without Christina. 

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