Graham Wardlow

Managing Director - UK Operations, Magnesium Elektron

Graham Wardlow is Managing Director of Magnesium Elektron’s UK operations and also heads up the Magnesium Elektron Division’s global aerospace and healthcare activities. Magnesium Elektron is a global materials technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and supply of high-performance materials, components and gas cylinders.

Graham has worked in the magnesium industry for over 25 years. In the last seven years, this work has broadened to include medical device companies looking to use magnesium as a platform for bio-absorbable implants and oil & gas companies looking to use magnesium as a material for dissolvable down hole tools.

Under Graham’s leadership in the last 7 years, Elektron’s UK operations embarked upon a significant programme of change to underpin the company’s drive for growth, operational excellence and improved levels of profitability. A key element of this programme has been the extensive work carried out on employee engagement and development. 

In the UK, Magnesium Elektron develops, manufactures and distributes an extensive range of magnesium products, services and technologies to advanced manufacturing industries worldwide. Ninety percent of the products manufactured are exported.