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Dr. Iris Filzwieser got her master degree (M.sc.) in Metallurgy from the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria in 2001 and her PhD in 2005. She founded Mettop GmbH in May 2005. Since then she is active as managing director of Mettop and responsible for finance and all general company management functions. In January 2014 she co-founded UrbanGold GmbH and is also part of the management.
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Stefan Konetschnik got his PhD in nonferrous metallurgy from the University of Leoben in 2010. After five years’ experience in technical marketing for Mettop GmbH, the company UrbanGold GmbH was founded. Dr. Konetschnik is executive partner and responsible for the operational management of the company.
Dipl.-Ing. Karl Büchner studied nonferrous metallurgy at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany. After working at the Institute of Nonferrous Metallurgy and Purest Materials he joined early 2018 UrbanGold and operates now in the field of metallurgy and process engineering.
After attending the University of Leoben with focus on metallurgy and working for the Mettop company as a student assistant, Julia Essl joined UrbanGold early 2018 and is now mainly responsible for process simulation and process engineering.
Gunda Griessmann joined UrbanGold GmbH and Mettop GmbH at the end of February 2021 after several years of professional experience in a large international corporation. Her education as a Bachelor Professional for Marketing and Management makes her responsible for all marketing communication relevant topics.
B.Sc. Alejandro Robles Martin studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Barcelona. After an Erasmus exchange at the Montanuniversität Leoben and the following pre-studies programme for the Master Study “Industrial Environmental Protection and Process Technology” he joined UrbanGold in 2019. There he assists the Research and Development department.