Meet The UK Industrial Sales Team

Our team are on hand to advise you how to improve your precious metal recovery over all industrial sectors.

Steve Gaylor Mastermelt

Steve Gaylor

Industrial Sales Director

Steve began his career in precious metal refining at Johnson Matthey before joining Mastermelt in the mid 1990’s as a sales representative.  With over 40 years of experience working with customers across the entire spectrum of precious metal containing materials Steve is our go to expert.  As Sales Director Steve steers the sales team and has great passion for business development and ultimately is driven by optimising metal returns for his customers.

Fun Fact: Steve likes to keep active and only took up skiing only a few years ago and now conquers black runs!

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Gabriele Aksomaityte

Gabriele Aksomaityte


Gabi has over 13 years of experience in the precious metals industry. Her journey began with an MSc in Environmental Science, followed by a deep dive into Chemistry with a PhD. This academic foundation laid the groundwork for her career at Johnson Matthey, where she held various roles in R&D and sales. Gabi has extensive experience in the precious metal market and carried out business in numerous market sectors providing precious metal management solutions. Gabi’s comprehensive understanding allows her to effectively guide customers in optimising their metal recycling and supply chain operations, ensuring maximum efficiency, and value.

Fun fact: Gabi is a passionate mountain hiker and beginner in kite surfing.

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Toby Wildman Mastermelt

Toby Wildman

SENIOR Industrial Sales Manager

Toby’s career started in the laboratories of Inco/Vale assaying precious metals.  He joined Mastermelt in 2019 as Sales Manager for the industrial sector where his chemistry background set him in good stead for the complex precious metal material he encountered.  Dubbed the Fuel Cell guru his expertise in the green hydrogen sector is well known and developing the customer relationships in this emerging technology area is where Toby thrives.

Fun Fact: Toby lives and breathes football, running and swimming and also dabbles in DJ’ing as long at its Drum & Bass!

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Adam Sullivan Mastermelt

Adam Sullivan

Industrial Sales Manager

Meet Adam, our dedicated  Sales Manager with 4 years of invaluable experience at Mastermelt. Adam specializes in managing Pharmaceutical, Chemical and F&F industrial waste streams across Europe. Prior to joining our team, he honed his expertise during his tenure at Johnson Matthey, where he developed extensive knowledge in precious metal catalysis spanning various industries.

Fun Fact: Adam is a passionate basketball enthusiast, actively involved in coaching and playing the sport. His dedication goes beyond the court, as he has been an integral part of the North Herts Knights for the past 25 years. Adam’s commitment and wealth of industry knowledge make him a valuable asset to our team.

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Michael Zendel


Michael Zendel, the General Manager of our German facility, brings a wealth of expertise to his role. With a background spanning both commercial and production management, Michael has earned merits in the Automotive Industry before dedicating the last 16 years to the precious metals sector. He is deeply passionate about serving our customers in the chemical, green H2 and other industrial sectors, utilizing his knowledge to drive success across various industries.
Michael’s unwavering commitment to excellence, paired with his extensive industry knowledge, positions him as an invaluable asset to our team. Let’s connect and explore how Michael can contribute to your success!

Fun fact: Michael is inspired by the captivating melodies of opera and classical music.

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Eleonora Rubini

Sales Manager - Mastermelt GMBH

Eleonora, our dynamic Sales Manager based in Germany. Eleonora started working in the precious metal industry in 2019 at Heraeus, where she focused on the recovery of metals from the petrochemical catalysts. With a passion for the intricacies of precious metals and their applications, Eleonora is dedicated to driving sustainable solutions in the industry. She thrives on face-to-face interactions and looks forward to meeting you to discuss the forefront of industry trends and innovations.

Fun fact: Eleonora jumps on traveling opportunities and is skilled with languages. In the past 10 years she lived in 5 different countries, and she is now allowed to vote in 3 countries of the European Union.

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