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Meet The Team

Charlie Guilloteau Director – Chartered Mechanical Engineer

Charlie Guilloteau

Managing Director
Beng MIEAust CPEng NER

Charlie created Metis Design & Engineering in 2014. Operating as a sole trader at the time, the quality of his work, his professional and can-do attitude as well as his focus on client’s satisfaction have established the strong foundations that enabled the company’s growth and success.

Charlie holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialisation in Machine Design and FEA Simulation and was elected as a Chartered Member of Engineers Australia (Mechanical College) in 2013.

Steve Douce – Mechanical Engineer

Steve Douce

Technical Director

Steve joined the team in 2017 and his efficiency, reliability and thoroughness have been pivotal to the company’s success. He rapidly took the role and responsibilities of Technical Director, overseeing all engineering, projects and technical queries. Based in Melbourne,  Steve is heading our East Coast division. Having previously worked for larger engineering consultancies, Steve brings in a wealth of knowledge and expertise in design verification, FEA and a thorough understanding of many Australian Design Standards such as AS3990, AS1664, AS1657… which further strengthen the company’s capabilities in these areas. As well as experience in agricultural and industrial sectors, Steve has extensive experience in the Marine industry gained through practical experience and post-graduate study.

Mordecai Jacobs – Mechanical Engineer

Mordecai Jacobs

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Mordy joined Metis Design & Engineering in 2016. He is an excellent mechanical engineer with a strong background in Research & Development, 3D Modelling and Product Design. His extensive knowledge in manufacturing processes brings a wide scope of design capability to the team. But the most valuable aspect of Mordy’s profile is his strong knowledge and experience in Mechatronics which allows us to offer more complete solutions to our clients.

Francesco Paccagnella

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Francesco has over 15 years of experience and joined Metis D&E in 2019. Francesco has
worked extensively on mining structures and machinery and conducted several design
audits and assessments of bulk material handling machines using advanced Finite Element
Analysis (FEA) along with strain measurements. He has operated the simulation software
ANSYS continuously over his professional career. Through the years he also has
consolidated his experience in FEA and measurements in the field of structural dynamics
and vibrations analysis of structures and machines (screens, fans). His area of expertise
also includes fatigue and structural integrity assessments using fracture mechanics in
accordance with relevant standards (BS7608, BS7910).

Peter Johnson

Mechanical Engineer

Peter joined Metis Design & Engineering in 2018 as a freshly graduated mechanical engineer with a Master of Philosophy in the same field. He has shown himself to be an enthusiastic team member, with a positive, professional attitude and a passion for sustainable engineering solutions. A continuous learner, Peter has quickly taken to each new project with determination and perseverance, honing his FEA & 3D modelling skills in the process. His background includes experience with CFD simulations which were the basis of his post-graduate thesis, Research & Development and power tool design. Peter’s knowledge further expands the capabilities and services available from Metis D&E.

Ivan Cigulev

Mechanical Designer

Ivan Joined Metis Design & Engineering in Late February 2020. Ivan comes from a technical background having started in the workforce as a mechanical trade’s assistant/draftsperson. He brings his expertise in 3D scanning & point cloud manipulation software along with parametric modelling & drafting software. He has a solid knowledge of mining client project procedures, technical drawing office procedure and design-to-manufacture techniques to integrate into our workflows & ensure proficiency & consistency in our Drafting Department.