VSMPO Tirus Ltd
VSMPO is a Russian based titanium manufacturer, employing over 15,000 people, and is the largest, integrated titanium producer in the world. VSMPO Tirus UK Ltd., is the sales and distribution facility for UK customers, employing 30+ people. VSMPO Tirus UK operations provide sales, distribution and service centre processing of titanium mill products and forgings to the aerospace, medical, military and other general engineering markets.
Geoff Hartle is currently Business Development Manager at VSMPO Tirus Ltd, Redditch, responsible for new business relating to the titanium aerospace and medical markets. This involves marketing research, direct contact and commercial/technical negotiations with new and existing customers in the UK and Europe for titanium metal applications, including machined forgings, water jet cut profiles, cut plate and billet for use in aero-engines, airframes and landing gear for the major OEM's and their supply chain.
He represents the Titanium Information Group on the Board of the Light Metals Division of IOM3, having been involved in the titanium business for the past 16 years having started his metals career with the TI/British Aluminium Group at Superform Aluminium in 1979.