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John Padbury Named Chief Operating Officer of Jonas Metals Software.



John Padbury Appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Jonas Metals Software


[Oxford, 09/01/2023] – Jonas Metals Software, a leading provider of software solutions for the metals industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Padbury as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). With over 30 years of experience in the metals industry, Padbury brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role.


Padbury’s career in the metals industry began in the 1990s as a developer, where he quickly established himself as a specialist in the field. He then progressed into consultancy and project implementations, honing his skills and gaining valuable insights into the industry’s challenges and requirements. His dedication and commitment led him to leadership positions, including department manager and head of business at Metalogic UK.


In his new role as COO of Jonas Metals Software, Padbury will play a pivotal role in driving the company’s operational strategies and ensuring the delivery of high-quality software solutions to its clients. With his extensive experience, Padbury is well-equipped to lead the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of the metals industry.


Outside of his professional achievements, Padbury is a devoted family man, celebrating 30 years of marriage and raising two children who are also pursuing careers. In his leisure time, Padbury is an avid marathon runner, having completed several challenging races. He has a particular fondness for longer distance challenges, such as running the Hadrian’s Wall or the Pennine Way in the UK. However, his true joy comes from walking his dog, Monty, through the woods, regardless of the season.


“It is with great pride that we announce the appointment of John Padbury as our new Chief Operating Officer,” said Leigh Harrison, President at Jonas Metals Software. “His extensive experience in the metals industry and his proven track record of leadership make him the ideal candidate to drive our operational excellence and lead the delivery of innovative solutions. We look forward to working closely with John as we continue to provide cutting-edge technology to our valued clients.”


About Jonas Metals Software:

Jonas Metals Software is a leading provider of software solutions for the metals industry. Created from the combination of Metalogic, Compusource and PCI, with a strong focus on innovation and customer satisfaction, the company offers comprehensive software products. Designed exclusively for the Metals Industry to streamline operations, improve efficiency, and drive growth for businesses worldwide. For more information, please visit

Jonas Software Acquires 4GL Solutions

Markham, Ontario, Canada, September 21, 2023 – Jonas Software (“Jonas”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the 4GL Solutions (“4GL”). 4GL is a leading provider of customized ERP metal center software, specifically designed for the metals industry.

“I’m thrilled to add 4GL to our extensive depth of knowledge within our Metals portfolio, expanding further our global footprint and reach” said Darrell Boxall, Group CEO. “Expansion through acquisition of this well renown business adds value from the acquired team and to our growing global metals division, this is an exciting time for us, we are delighted to welcome the 4GL team and customers to our Group”

“Over the past few decades 4GL Solutions has grown to be one of the leading providers of metal specific ERP solutions.  We are proud of our history, and we now look forward to next level customer service, business growth and employee development as part of the Jonas Software global metals division.” said George K Walton, President 4GL Solutions.

About 4GL: 

Founded in 1984, 4GL Solutions is a family-owned company and one of the leading sources for customized ERP software. The management team brings to the table more than 100 years of programming experience, specific to the metals industry.  With a completely integrated ERP solution designed exclusively for the metals industry, the software provides complete functionality in the areas of Inventory Management, Purchasing, Sales, Inside & Outside Processing, Barcoding, Shipping, Integrated Accounting, extensive Reporting, and much more. 4GL has a customer base installed throughout Canada, the United States and Internationally.

About Jonas Software:

Jonas Software operates over 140 independently managed software brands around the world, providing them with the strategic guidance and financial security required to be leaders in their respective markets. From its roots formed in the construction and club management markets, Jonas Software’s reach has grown extensively within the fitness, membership, hospitality, and industrial verticals. Today, Jonas Software is proud to supply industry-leading enterprise management software and related services to more than 80,000 customers in over 40+ vertical markets.

That’s a Wrap ! UK Metals Expo

Another great event at the UK Metals Expo!

The entire metals supply chain was well represented including metal manufacturers, distributors, processors, fabricators and industry experts, leading vendors and of course Jonas Metals Software.  Attendees from across the globe brought together under one roof. 

We were happy to see the steady stream of customers, prospects and the tech curious.

iMetal Mobile Apps and Phocus Business Intelligence were big hits.

Nothing beats meeting face-to-face, seeing solutions first-hand and & making new connections.

We are already booked for an even bigger UK Metals Expo –  September 2024.

UK Metal Expo – Jonas Metals Software

By 2030, a modern and progressive UK Metals Industry will be supplying high quality, innovative and competitively priced products to a wide range of customers. 

It will be the principal supplier to the UK’s main manufacturers and infrastructure projects, and a leading global exporter.

The UK metals industry is a powerhouse of UK industry with many opportunities. 

The UK Metals Expo will be the first time that the entire industry is both represented and brought together fully under one roof.

UK Metals Expo benefits with its collaboration from the UK Metals Council

The entire metals supply chain will be represented from primary metal manufacture, processing metals, fabrication, surface coatings, industry experts, leading vendors and trade attendees.

Visit Jonas Metals Software at UK Metal Expo Stand F43

New Release – MCMS 6.0

MCMS 6.0 Summary of New Features

The current revision of Metal Center Management System (MCMS) is MCMS 6.0.4. Following is a list of some of the major features that are available from MCMS 6.0 through update 4 released between 2019 and 2023. Please see the webinars and documents on our website for more features and detail

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Accounts Payable

Accounts Receivable

Order Entry and Quotes



Document Management



When new contacts are added, the program now tells you if that contact was already entered based on the email address. The contact inquiry from Order Entry now also shows the email address on the main inquiry. [Update 4]

Bank Reconciliation

General Ledger

The G/L Year-End Closing program has been changed to make the prompts clearer, to protect against closing early, to protect against closing without a saved backup, and to allow the company to be closed when there are unposted journals in the new year. [Update 3]



Web Interface

Order lines can now be created based on a customer part, which means that both fabrications and predefined comments can be entered. [Update 3]

New Release – What’s New in iMetal v4.5

Update to iMetal v4.5 and take advantage of the Powerful and Convenient New Features including:

New and enhanced Menu options including Favorites and Application Search

New iMetal Mobile options including Stock Search using Smartphones and Tablets as bar-code readers.

Importing Advance Shipment Notifications for inbound goods records in advance.

Grouping Shipment Documents combined into a single email.

Improved Back-to-back Purchasing features.

Additional sales cost validation options to ensure profit thresholds.

Click on this link for important new features in iMetal v4.5

JMS – Spring Visit to US

Two teams are better than one ! – Jonas Metals North America team was pleased to host the Jonas Metals UK team here in Los Angeles –

A very busy two weeks for the JMS teams, a lot of ground was covered starting in the Tennessee Valley then on to booming Houston, Texas then lastly to Los Angeles California –  the heart of our North America roots.

Energy, Curiosity and Optimism

Drives us to create software solutions for the metals industry.

Our international collaboration sets us apart. Although we see each other daily through the looking glass of our computers it is always the best when we see each other in person. 

Thanks for spending time with us, Team UK. 

Ya’ll Come Back Now…. Ya Hear! 

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