The Management Team

John Hillier, Managing Director

John Founding Owner/Director with over 30 years experience with Deloro Stellite® in a number of positions from Craft Apprentice to Production Manager responsible for planning and production of component items.

Co-founded Cortus with the aim of providing the marketplace with a UK manufacturing source for hardfaced and solid cobalt and nickel based components.
 

Sean Warren, Technical Director

Founding Owner/Director with over 31 years experience in the Welding Industry and 10 of those with Deloro Stellite®. Latest adventure is keeping chickens - in fact one of his children has named one after John!
 
 
 
 

Roman Kahan, Production Director

Founding Owner/Director with over 30 years experience in the Engineering world, 18 of those with Deloro Stellite® as Turning, Milling & Grinding Section Manager. 4 years served in Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship qualified to EITB City & Guild Standard. Likes to relax at the end of a busy day at the gym/spa.

 
 

Michelle Gilbert, Office Manager

Joined Cortus from Kennametal Stellite® (previously Deloro Stellite®) in 2013 as the Office Manager at Cortus. Works at keeping the bosses and office in order!! Loves to play squash, hockey and reading.
 
 
 

Des Byrne, Production Manager

Joined at the inception of Cortus in 2011, from Deloro Stellite®, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in CNC machining. Likes football, loves golf!!