Our team

Our team

Our team, comprising people from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, is at your service. Whether you would like to receive a quote, have a special request or are simply curious, we are happy to help you.


Iris Tiessens

Iris is director-owner of Mettaal. She started her business in 2001, because she noticed that there was a lack of first-class language services for the business market. Two years later, she took over Heesen Translation Services International, based in Amstelveen, thereby strengthening her position in the translation world. Before she became active in the translation industry, she worked for several other (international) companies. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Iris is also active in politics and the community.
Wilbert Visser
Project manager & editor/translator

The son of a bargee, Wilbert grew up in an international environment. This is where his passion for language was born. After completing his master's degree in German Translation at Utrecht University in 2013, he started working as a translator, moving to Germany for that purpose. After living and working there for four years, it was time for a new adventure: project manager & proofreader/translator at Mettaal. Wilbert expects to become a sworn translator soon.
Florian Pelin

Florian is a French student in a master’s degree in translation at a French university. He has always loved languages and strongly believes that we learn every day, skills, experiences, languages, etc. His plans are to graduate in September 2023 and to focus on technical and legal translation afterwards.