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Leadership Team

Forging the future, today

Our leadership team has extensive experience across various high-value manufacturing sectors.

Under their leadership, we have continued to secure significant new awards from leading aerospace and defence customers as well as over £25m investment in new technologies, capabilities and site enhancements.

  • Gordon Fraser

    Gordon Fraser

    Chief Executive and Executive Chairman

    Gordon is a proven business leader with expertise in manufacturing environments. He joined Mettis in January 2012 and brings with him extensive leadership experience in private equity businesses.

  • Jeremy Cieslik

    Chief Operating Officer

    Jeremy joined Mettis in September 2013 as Chief Operating Officer. He is an experienced manufacturing industry leader with 30 years’ strategic and operational expertise in automotive and aerospace sectors. As Vice-President of Operations at Airbus in the UK for 10 years, Jeremy led the UK industrial strategy introducing the A380, A400M and designing the A350 factory of the future. He also held senior leadership roles at BMW and Landrover.

  • Phil Taylor

    Chief Financial Officer

    Phil joined Mettis in May 2013, bringing with him much experience in businesses servicing both international and domestic markets. Previously, Phil held a number of senior financial roles in complex manufacturing environments across multiple locations and geographies including CFO at Contour Aerospace and Director of Finance at Doncasters Group

  • Alan Dunbar

    Vice-President, Business Development

    Alan is an experienced aerospace leader with a strong background in the aerospace manufacturing industry. He plays a key role leading strategic business development and marketing as part of our global growth plans. Previously, Alan held senior positions at Thyssenkrupp, Bromford Group and Doncasters.

  • Phil Thornton

    Phil Thornton

    Vice-President, Supply Chain and Logistics

    Phil Thornton joined Mettis in 2001 through the Mettis and Aerospace Forgings amalgamation. Phil has extensive knowledge of our products and processes. He has held several senior positions at Mettis and now leads the Supply Chain and Logistics team.

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