MEET THE TEAM
Started Metalline 1990
Darron’s career has grown and developed solely within the aluminium sector, leaving school at 16 and heading straight into work at aluminium stockholders. During this time, he was in charge of setting up the fabrication departments, giving him a natural platform for responsibility and personal determination.
On 1st August 1990, Darron set up Metalline (Services) Ltd. Initially subcontracting all fabrication work from a 10’ x 10’ office space. Darron has continued to grow the business for over 25 years with continued investment in machinery, IT and staff. Under Darron’s leadership Metalline has excelled and acquired the position as a market leader in the architectural aluminium fabrication industry.
Darron’s ethos of providing outstanding products and excellent service has always been prominent to the success of Metalline. As Managing Director, Darron ensures the company will continue to provide both qualities in equal measure.Email Darron
Joined Metalline 1996
Matthew joined Metalline in 1996 as a Trainee Estimator, shortly after graduating with a Diploma in Business and Finance. Matt’s knowledge of the industry significantly developed over his time within the role, and years of hard work and progression were acknowledged in 2002 when he was offered the position of Assistant General Manager.
Matt took on his new role with vigour, responsible for the constant development of himself and those under his supervision. As the company progressed, so did Matt, and in turn, assumed the position General Manager.
Most recently in 2016, after 20 years at Metalline, Matt accepted the challenge of Commercial Director. His industry knowledge and experience have been vital to the progression of Metalline, and his loyalty and determination ensure that the future success of the company remain with those of whom it has become a passion.Email Matthew
Joined Metalline 1992
Stuart joined Metalline in 1992 as a TIG welder, yet soon found himself working throughout various sections of the production department. From welding supervisor through to press shop supervisor, whilst also spending valuable time in the bonding shop and operating/programming the punching machines, Stuart inevitably progressed to Works Foreman.
In 2008, Stuart took on the role as Works Manager, and using his already vast experience in architectural fabrication, became responsible for the ongoing success of the production department. This position regularly takes him on-site, allowing constant expansion of his knowledge on the practical applications of Metalline’s products.
In essence, Stuart casts his eye over every project that passes through Metalline’s door, and his invaluable experience brings forth a certain confidence that we can deliver above and beyond the needs and requirements of our valued customers.Email Stuart
Joined Metalline 2017
Lee joined Metalline in January 2017 and brings with him a wealth of experience from within the construction, fabrication and metals industry.
After graduating from university, Lee began to learn his trade at Hewden Stuart and Hilti. The latter was where he excelled, achieving highly recognised sales awards across the UK and Europe. This led to Lee taking on the Sales Director role for a UK steel stock holding company. During his tenure, Lee initiated and subsequently oversaw the fabrication side of the business, responsible for bringing on board accounts such as building-material giants Kingspan. Lee has also managed the group through the process of gaining ISO status.
Lee’s vast knowledge and experience of the construction industry and metals industry, gained from years of hard work over a range of industries, express the immense value he brings to the Metalline team, and in turn, our valued customers.Email Lee
Joined Metalline 2007
Darren began his career at Parry Bowen, learning his trade whilst completing an ONC in Building Studies. Initially, Darren began as a Trainee Estimator and rose to the position of Senior Estimator, subsequently heading the Material Requisition department of which he was responsible for ordering all the elements that go into completing a building’s facade.
Darren joined Metalline in 2007, bringing with him an extensive knowledge of estimating within the architectural fabrication industry. To begin with, Darren was the sole estimator at Metalline and as the company has grown, he is responsible for shaping the department into the efficient machine it is today.
Darren’s experience as Estimating Manager is vital to Metalline’s success, and most importantly the relationships with our existing and potential customers.Email Darren
Joined Metalline 2017
Heather’s career to date has been an integration of further study and accounts management. Since graduating with full distinction in a Business Studies Diploma, Heather has gone on to achieve an AAT qualification, all whilst working within different accounts roles for international commercial companies, as well as specific account practices.
Before moving to Metalline in May 2017, Heather’s role of Accounts Senior saw her responsible for overseeing numerous companies, providing a wealth of experience and knowledge which she has subsequently brought to Metalline.
At present, Heather is undertaking an ACCA qualification, meaning she will soon become a certified chartered accountant. This drive and determination to better oneself is what Heather brings to the table at Metalline, and will have a key role to play in the company’s ongoing and future success within the architectural fabrication industry.Email Heather
Joined Metalline 2013
Whilst completing his degree at University in Edinburgh, Ryan spent his summers working for Metalline in a variety of roles. Starting in 2013, his experience gained in the bonding shop, press brake shop and operating the turret punches allowed him to progress into administrative support, subsequently undertaking the role of health and safety officer in 2014.
Graduating with a BSc Honours in 2016, Ryan worked in marketing before moving back to Metalline to continue his role as administrative support on a full-time basis. Combining existing knowledge and new skills from working in the architectural fabrication sector, Ryan took over control of material procurement. With this new role came a strong link to production and in turn responsibility to support the various departments of the shop floor. In late 2018, Ryan undertook a project management role alongside his current procurement responsibilities. This new role sees Ryan involved in initial costing, material procurement and scheduling, through each fabrication stage and finally delivery and invoicing.Email Ryan