team

directors and leadership

"We are passionate about taking our customers through the AM journey from design concept to transferable serial production” – Nigel Robinson, CEO

Nigel Robinson

Chief Executive Officer

Nigel is an experienced executive professional with a successful proven background in business improvement within B2B and commercial sectors. With over 25 years working within various engineering sectors prior to working at 3T additive manufacturing ltd, Nigel has acquired a broad international market knowledge including Industrial, Rail, Defence, Automotive and Oil and Gas.

With a strong “can do” management approach that is built around customers’ requirements of Quality, Delivery and Service, Nigel's goal is to deliver a robust short, medium and long term strategy solution to meet all stakeholder’s expectations.

Nigel joined 3T additive manufacturing ltd in 2014 as Operations Director and became CEO in April 2019.

Steve Smith

Finance Director

Steve brings a highly commercial focus to his responsibilities as a member of the management team and for the finance and business support functions at 3T. He is passionate about his role, combining professional integrity with breadth and depth of skills to deliver value to stakeholders.

Steve is an experienced finance professional with proven expertise in setting up, developing, and commercialising new, high technology product businesses, specialising in growth and change environments. His previous industry experience includes engineering services, sustainable chemicals, FMCG, process manufacturing and consultancy.

Steve is an ACMA CGMA and holds a degree in mechanical engineering.

Phill Elston

Operations Director

Phill has spent nearly 20 years working in manufacturing and operations, predominantly in the Aerospace industry; he has also spent time in the Automotive, Marine and Industrial sectors. Highly experienced at change management and leading focused business improvement projects.

Phill’s early career as a Manufacturing Engineer in an investment casting business underpins his approach to operations leadership, this coupled with experience in project, quality and work transfer leadership roles means he is well positioned to understand your business needs and ambitions; he oversees a team focused on ensuring customer satisfaction and superior performance.

Dan France

Head of Business Development

With 9 years of additive manufacturing experience I thrive off guiding our customers through their AM journey enabling DfAM to production validation. I enjoy using the technology to achieve the unthinkable and increase a components performance like no other manufacturing method before.

Fatos Derguti

Head of Research and Development

20 years of learning and teaching materials engineering provides the basis of rigour for any product development, root cause analysis or any process control issues daily. Above all, it is the dynamic environment within the team that I enjoy most. 

Sai Sekar

Head of Quality

It is an exciting journey to partner with our customers to achieve Design for Manufacturability using AM. As a team, we are passionate about our Business Excellence System to drive delivery through quality.  At 3T, we make our customer’s design come alive!

Martin Nottingham

Polymer Production Manager

In my role at 3T I am surrounded by fascinating technology and exceptionally talented people from a wide range of disciplines. I am inspired daily by the results of our collective efforts and the synergy of technology and innovation.

Lars Sexton

Metal Production Manager

A time served Mechanical Engineering Apprentice with a passion for both teamwork and manufacturing in the UK. Love most sports, especially Motorsport having worked in the industry for 10 years previous to 3T. Successful BMX, kart racer and British Formula 3 competitor. Previously carried out testing and car shakedown activities for Aston Martin Racing.