Careers with SIFCO ASC

Meet The Team

Our team of experts are unrivalled for their experience in selective plating, and all follow the ethic that no matter the circumstance, the steps are the same:

  • listen to the customer’s challenge
  • learn as much as possible about the situation or application
  • leverage all available resources, both internally and externally
  • locate the most appropriate solution and lead the effort to develop one
  • effectively launch the solution to the customer’s ultimate satisfaction.

Mark Cattle

Group Sales Director
T: +44 (0)7968 945392
E: mark.cattle@nhe.uk.com

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With over 20 years’ experience in international business development management, Mark joined the Norman Hay Group in 2014. After graduating from the University of Surrey, he remained involved in technical sales of engineering services and products, and has worked with major blue-chip customers and SME enterprises across various industries. He currently serves at the Sales Director for Norman Hay, plc and oversees sales across SIFCO ASC, Surface Technology, and Ultraseal organisations.

Carl Hamilton

General Manager
T: +44 (0)1527 557740
E: c.hamilton@sifco.co.uk

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Carl started work in the shop at SIFCO ASC in 1996. Working closely with his peers, he soon progressed to workshop supervisor and then onto internal sales and technical support for customers, where his practical hands-on experience and good knowledge of the brush plating/anodising process has helped him advance to sales manager. Today, Carl currently serves as the General Manager for SIFCO ASC UK.

“We have a close team and it is very important that we all work together, helping and supporting each other as much as possible, constantly moving the business forward.”

Over the years Carl has enjoyed several different sports, martial arts, rugby and going to the gym, although the call of a more relaxed arm chair environment is currently more appealing. He enjoys time with the family and socialising with close friends.

Mark Dorgan

Technical & Sales Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1527 557740
Email: m.dorgan@sifco.co.uk

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Mark joined SIFCO ASC in 2005 as a plating technician, and has experience is many areas of the surface coatings industry including: automotive painting, powder coating and tank electroplating. In 2011, he transitioned to Territory Sales Manager and began as Technical Manager in 2016. In his role, Mark is responsible for sales and on-site customer training in the European and ROW territories. He also serves at the primary contact for SIFCO ASC’s European Partners. Mark enjoys travelling for both work and holidays. He is a sports fan of rugby, soccer, golf and motor racing; and has a keen interest in music.

Johnathan Hands

Workshop Supervisor
T: +44 (0)1527 557740
E: j.hands@sifco.co.uk

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Johnathan joined SIFCO ASC in March 2006 with 10 years of experience in tank electroplating. In his current role he enjoys the opportunity to carry out training and educational sessions at the customer’s facilities. In his free time, Johnathan likes to read, study and travel.

Dr. Ani Zhecheva Brain

REACH & Quality Systems Coordinator
T: +44 (0)1527 557740
E: a.zhecheva@sifco.co.uk

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Ani joined SIFCO ASC in July 2005 and is the REACH & Quality Systems Coordinator. Since 2011, her main focus has been to improve the Quality systems as well as to implement Health & Safety and Environmental systems within the company. Ani is responsible for keeping all European SIFCO SDS forms up to date so that they comply with current legislations. She is also the main REACH coordinator within the group.

Ani has a PhD. in Materials Science from Queen’s University of Belfast, UK. Her thesis was ‘Experimental Study and Modelling the Process of Surface Gas Nitriding of Titanium Alloys.’ She also has a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design from Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria. Ani is an author and a co-author of over 20 papers published in leading scientific journals.

Tom Middleton

Customer Service / Sales Administrator
T: +44 (0)1527 557740
E: t.middleton@sifco.co.uk

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Tom has been with SIFCO ASC for nearly 4 years having joined the team at the start of 2014, and has over 6 years of experience in Internal Sales. He graduated from Birmingham City University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Engineering Product Design. Tom enjoys playing the bass guitar, as well as running and the gym. Tom is a keen footballer, playing for a Worcester-based Football team on the weekends.