Tony Sartorius – Chairman
Tony has over 30 years of manufacturing experience, initially at Britax automotive lighting business, which had plants at Droitwich, Worcester and Bridlington. He was involved in the MBO of BSK Aluminium, a large diecasting and machining group, where he took the role of Group Finance and Commercial Director. Tony has a strong track record of business development through organic growth and acquisition. He trained and qualified as an accountant at Brintons Carpets in Kidderminster. Tony is also a fellow of the Institute of cast metals engineers.
Martin Haynes – Quality & Technical Director
Martin started his career as an apprentice foundry technician at the age of eighteen and has been working in the foundry industry ever since. He joined Alucast Ltd in 2011 from Bridge Aluminium as quality manager, implementing process improvements and managing new product introduction. Martin took on the role of Technical Manager in 2014 and now manages both roles for health and safety. Martin was instrumental in guiding the company towards its achievement of the accreditation IATF 1969:2016
John Swift – Managing Director
John has over 25 years of foundry experience; he began his career at Barton Aluminium then spent 15 years at BSK Aluminium as Technical Director working alongside Tony Sartorius. He is highly skilled in foundry design, development and manufacturing techniques. He has a proven track record of successfully managing foundry operations and is well respected in the industry having held senior roles at Triplex and Bridge Aluminium. He is a qualified member of the British Foundry Institute and an Incorporate Engineer. John is also a fellow of the Institute of cast metals engineers.
John Wiggins – Commercial Director
With over 40 years’ experience in the manufacturing business including Brasway, Tarmac and Schinler, John covers the financial and commercial work at Alucast. Qualified as an ACMA in 1987, he has been at Alucast since 2008.
Tom Bruce – Sales Executive
Tom has been in the foundry industry all his working life, starting as a 16 year old apprentice die designer at Bridge Foundry. He moved into estimating/costing, and during those 35 years migrated into technical sales following which he was made Sales Director. Following a year at Grainger & Worrall, as Sales Manager, Tom joined the Alucast Team in 2003, and brings his technical and commercial experience. He is a member of the management board.