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®

Welding technique development is a passion of Sean's and is always looking at new and innovative ways to enhance the skillset and capabilities within Cortus.

Favourite things to do are going to the Gym, growing his own fruit & veg and walking the dogs.

Michelle Gilbert, Business Manager

Joined Cortus in 2013 with 5 years previous Industry experience.  10 years further on her role has grown exponentially and with the experience gained the job title naturally changed into becoming the Business Manager for Cortus.

As the role has evolved she has grown with it and her tentacles are probably in all the pies in one form or another across the Company.  Current hobbies are woodworking, reading and relaxing in the hot tub.

Des Byrne, Operations Manager

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

13 years on, his role has expanded to incorporate the Operations side of the business overseeing Manufacturing, Estimating, Maintenance and all things Cortus hence the new title of Operations Manager!  Still likes Football and Golf!!