Metallurgical Engineer with 20+ years experience in mining operations, R&D, U.S. Government service, and manufacturing.
Total process experience from ore characterization through final product forms.
Expertise: Complete process design, optimization, and cost reduction, using vast experience in sampling (including DSC),
financial analysis, international economics, expert systems, training/presentations, strategic planning, TEAM building, and
Operational and R&D experience included project management and benchmarking with increasing supervision levels within
the mining industry. Significant optimization and process control experience in ore characterization, ore control economics,
blast fragmentation, crushing, milling, flotation, liquid-solid separation, leach, SX, EW, ER, casting, and wire-drawing.
Utilized knowledge for the Federal Government, gaining significant economic and international trade experience for the
mining, metals, related products, and other technical industries.
Served as process & application expert for the world’s largest mineral-processing manufacturer. Assisted customers with
total process application design and developed numerous targeted expert systems. Directed multiple sampling campaigns
to discern and define optimization/modernization opportunities. Created and applied innovative tools and methods to
garner and use performance data for customer solutions, improved modeling, and new machine design.
METSO MINERALS INDUSTRIES, INC. 2006-2009
Senior Project Manager, Global Large Crushers, Product Support and Service, Waukesha, WI
Metso is the world’s largest mineral-processing OEM; Global Large Crushers features Nordberg & Allis-Chalmers
U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION 2001-2006
International Trade Analyst, Office of Industries, Natural Resources and Metals Division, Washington, DC
The ITC Office of Industries is recognized as the premier source of global trade analysis and industry expertise.
PHELPS DODGE MINING COMPANY 1989-2001
Senior Research Engineer, Process Technology Center, Morenci and Safford, Arizona, 1996-2001
Metallurgist (including increasing levels of supervision from Shift Supervisor to Superintendent), Morenci Concentrator
1987 BS Metallurgical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas
1987 Graduate Metallurgical Engineering studies, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas
1998 Global Management Program, Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management,
2000 ISO 9001 Assessor Certification, Business Enterprise Mapping, Scottsdale, Arizona
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