Leadership Team

Leading the forge of the future, today

Our leadership team has extensive experience in the manufacturing industry globally. They are true pioneers, leading the way by growing Mettis Aerospace into the forge of the future, today and extending our global presence.

Under their leadership, we have continued to secure significant new contracts with leading customers as well as major investment in new technologies as part of our ambitious research and development programme. We have been first to market with many of the solutions developed. We are also expanding into new sectors.

The team continually drives the highest levels of performance through inspiring leadership and robust management systems to maximise customer satisfaction by ensuring delivery is on time, to quality and offers total value.

  • Gordon Fraser

    Gordon Fraser

    Group 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.

  • Phil Thornton

    Phil Thornton

    Chief Commercial Officer

    Phil Thornton joined Mettis in 2001 through the Mettis and Aerospace Forgings amalgamation. Phil has extensive knowledge of the Mettis business and a broad understanding of Mettis products and processes. After holding senior positions in the business, Phil became Chief Commercial Officer, with responsibility for customers' contractual and delivery targets.

  • Phil Taylor

    Group 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

  • 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.

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