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Meet The Team

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Jonathan Hanson English Speaking

Jonathan oversees the production of 4500 tonnes of stainless steel per year with his dedicated team of 34 employees’. He has worked within the Industry for 25 years. Jonathan’s key role apart from managing the business is to look after purchasing and export sales.

In his leisure time he enjoys golf and is Vistage Member. Jonathan is also very proud to be a Yorkshire man!

Jonathans quote of inspiration is: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” Henry Ford

Jonathan Hanson - Managing Director

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Roy Mason English Speaking

Roy’s working life began in 1978 as a commercial apprentice for one of UK`s largest independent Stainless Steel Stockholder at the time.

Spending his entire career in the stainless steel industry made joining Stainless Band in 2009 as Commercial Manager an obvious choice.

Roy is committed to researching equipment, technologies and processes to meet the ever-changing demands of Stainless Band customer’s.

Roy’s quote of inspiration is: “Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there”
Will Rogers

Roy Mason - Commercial Manager

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Dean Grant English Speaking

Dean's role at Stainless Band is Financial Controller & Company Secretary. He looks after all personnel within the company, and all the day to day finance issues. Dean also manages cash flow and prepares management accounts.

In his free time, Dean likes all things football. Along with being a proud Liverpool fan, he referees games on Saturdays, Sundays and occasionally on midweek evenings.

Dean's quote of inspiration is: Always live today as if it is your last, live life to the full.

Dean Grant - Financial Controller & Company Secretary

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Juanita Woodward English Speaking

Juanita is our Marketing Manager, she manages all the marketing and social media for the company.  When Juanita's not working, she's usually away on holiday enjoying the sun. Juanita loves travelling and learning about different cultures.  Juanita also enjoys photography, creative writing, drama and art.

Juanita's quote of inspiration is: "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito" Dalai Lama

Juanita Woodward - Marketing Manager

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Milena Gorzynska Polish Speaking English Speaking German Speaking

Milena is responsible for inventory, purchasing and logistics manager. Milena works closely with Greg and Jonathan to ensure stock is available for processing so customer orders are fulfilled.

Milena is a great point of contact for costs as well.

Milenas quote of inspiration is: “The secret of success is constancy to purpose”.

Benjamin Disraeli

Milena Gorzynska - Inventory, Purchasing, Logistics Manager

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Greg Syroka Polish Speaking English Speaking

Greg is a “hands on” guy whose role is to ensure deliveries go out the door on time for customers. In addition Greg is responsible for assisting Milena with monitoring stock levels. Although Greg is a Production Manager he is not afraid to get his hands dirty and enjoys the camaraderie on the shop floor.

In his own time Greg enjoys mountain biking and loves football.

Greg’s quote of inspiration is: “One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals”
Michael Korda

Greg Syroka - Production Manager

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Karol Gancarz Polish Speaking English Speaking

Karol is the go to person in the Stainless Band office. Karol’s role is difficult to describe other than he is the organiser and support mechanism for the team at Stainless Band.

Karol’s job will differ daily whether assisting the sales with customers, organising meetings, assisting the account department and helping the team both in the office and on the shop floor.

In his own time Karol is a keen mountain biker, loves dogs and enjoys cooking and eating ‘Bigos” which is a traditional polish stew.

Karol’s quote of inspiration is: “A true champion can adapt to anything”
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Karol Gancarz - General Administrator

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Kate Wawrzyczny Polish Speaking English Speaking Czech Speaking

Kate started working for Stainless Band in February 2014 as a quality manager. Kate works closely with customer and suppliers to resolve any issues that may arise. In addition Kate is responsible for Health, Safety and Welfare at Stainless Band.

To support her role at Stainless Band, Kate is a trained fire warden who has also attended IOSH Managing Safely and Employment Law Essentials training and completed ISO 14001:2015 and 9001:2015.

In her own time her list of hobbies is endless. Kate is a holistic therapist, masseuse, reiki master, green hands person, traveller, photographer, zumba lover, cyclist, jam maker and if that wasn’t enough she is a Woody Allen fan!

Kates quote of inspiration is: “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get”
From Forest Gump the movie

Kate Wawrzyczny - Quality Manager

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Honey Sawhney English Speaking

Honey is our Quality Assistant. Her role includes assisting the Quality Manager with quality assurance, quality control, and maintenance of the production process. Honey is responsible for dealing with and minimising any potential problems with production, as well as inspecting and testing finished products for quality. In brief, Honey ensures that all of our customer get the best value for their money, with products that can be consistenly relied upon.

When honey is off the clock, she likes to cook, she likes watching documentaries, playing with her two dogs and working on her Lifestyle blog.
Honey's quote of Inspiration is: “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Honey Sawhney - Quality Assistant

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Natalia Piotrowiak Polish Speaking English Speaking

Natalia is our new Junior Stock Controller. Natalia assists our Inventory Manager with stock control and makes sure all our products meet company standards.
Natalia’s hobby is beauty therapy. In her spare time she likes to go out with friends, as well as practice her beauty treatments.

Natalia's quote of inspiration is: “ A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”

Natalia Piotrowiak - Junior Stock Controller

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