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Live Webinar: Optimising Mining Operations

Event Begins: 21 Mar 2017 12:30 PM   Ends: 21 Mar 2017 1:30 PM
Venue: Online

Please note the above time is given in AEDT.


Mining companies are facing unprecedented challenges in the contemporary industry environment, with increasing cost pressures intensified by diminishing ore grades, greater mineral depth and more remote operations. Coupled with this is the responsibility for miners to undertake sustainable practices and collaborate with local communities to ensure a social license to operate.

Due to these challenges, it has never been more imperative for miners to derive the greatest value from their assets by achieving required cost reductions and improved productivity output. But optimising mining operations is easier said than done.  Strong leadership is needed to instil an organisational culture that continually strives for excellence and requires investment in technology, human capital and new business methods.  

In this live webinar, we will host three industry experts to explore the central role that Australian METS play in delivering productivity improvements for the mining sector through advanced technologies and sophisticated service offerings. 

Confirmed speakers for this webinar are:

  • Chuck Tollman, Vice President - Operations, Dingo

Title - Why Maintenance Improvement Initiatives Fail: The Biggest Barriers to Success and How to Overcome Them

Chuck, who joined DINGO in 2007, leads Dingo's international operations team of maintenance experts and is responsible for all aspects of program development and delivery to our global mining customers.

Under Chuck's operational leadership, Dingo's condition-based asset management solutions have been adopted by many of the world's leading mining and energy companies across the globe. 

Prior to Dingo, Chuck worked in the Heavy Industrial Maintenance and Reliability field for over fifteen years, with six of those years being in management and leadership roles.  Chuck worked for Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colorado at their glass manufacturing facility, and also worked for GST Steel in Kansas City, Missouri.  While working in Kansas City, Chuck attended college at Kansas City Metropolitan where he received his Associates in Industrial Science. Chuck holds several PDM certifications and is also a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional.

  • Luke Vedelago, Business Executive, RungePincockMinarco

Luke joined RPM in 2011 as Business Development Executive to lead sales and market growth across the western region of Australia. During his time, RPM’s range of mining software solutions have become market leaders in their respective fields of Mine planning, Financials, Simulation, Execution, and Asset Management.

Prior to his time at RPM, Luke was the Director of a contracting company, focussing on bulk earthworks and civil construction for the major mining companies in WA.

  • Paul Fenner, Senior Manager Technical Sales, Dassault Systemes

Paul Fenner is Senior Manager Technical Sales at Dassault Systèmes and has 20 years of experience delivering systems, software engineering and consulting services primarily in the mining, mineral processing and power generation industries.

Paul is highly experienced in business process and systems and implementing these to improve operational efficiency, profitability and customer experience.

Other areas of specialty include business analysis, systems analysis, project management, mining and process data management, reporting, integration, IT infrastructure and solutions design. 

Additional Resources:

- The Austmine 2017 Conference website with the theme of "Mining's Innovation Imperative" 

- The industry Q&A with John Vagenas, Managing Director, Metallurgical Systems on using data to streamline operations

- The webinar recording from Austmine's Co-Lab 16.2 - Performance Improvement Now 

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