MEC Mining Perth office opening

MEC Mining Perth office opening

MEC Mining officially launched to the WA market on Friday 22nd November with the opening of the Perth office.  Over 80 members of the mining community attended the cocktail party at the Flour Factory hosted by General Manager Operations, Christofer Catania and Technical Service Manager, Erin Sweeney.

Chris welcomed guests and highlighted MEC Mining’s expansion into Western Australia.

“Opening offices in WA allows MEC to better serve the Western Australian and African client base, while diversifying both geographically and across commodities”.

In leading the new branch Erin’s focus will be on ensuring safe and sustainable growth through technical influence, while continuing to meet the national and international demand for MEC Mining’s services.

With over 15 years’ experience as a mining professional , Erin has a background in geotechnical engineering and has worked across a broad range of commodities.  As the former superintendent of Newcrest Mining’s Telfer gold mine, Erin leveraged her skills while working in project management before moving into leadership roles.

The WA mining community was well represented at the event and included attendees from companies such as BHP, Rio Tinto, Fortescue, South 32, Thiess to name a few.

 

MEC Mining appoints Erin Sweeney to leadership role as it expands into Western Australia

MEC Mining appoints Erin Sweeney to leadership role as it expands into Western Australia

MEC Mining has announced that experienced mining professional Erin Sweeney will lead its new branch in Western Australia.

The appointment comes as MEC Mining expands into the Western Australian market and opens a Perth office.

” Launching MEC WA enables us to better serve our extensive client base in Western Australia, to diversify both geographically and across commodities, and to broaden the service offering to our clients across Australia and Africa,” said MEC’s newly appointed General Manager Operations Christofer Catania.

Ms Sweeney joins MEC with more than 15 years’ mining experience, having worked across a broad range of commodities and technical roles. With a background in geotechnical engineering, she leveraged her skills while working in project management before moving into leadership roles.

Most recently, she was Technical Services Superintendent at Newcrest Mining Limited’s Telfer gold mine, where she led a team of 17 engineers, surveyors, geotechnical engineers and technicians.

“I always look forward to new challenges,” said Ms Sweeney. “I’m pleased to be joining the MEC Mining family and feel confident leading the business’s expansion into Western Australia.”

“Erin is a results-driven professional who is focused on adding value and ensuring safe and sustainable growth through technical influence,” said MEC Non-Executive Director Simon Cohn.  “She’s an ideal person to help lead MEC WA.”

Contract Mining: What’s your Style?

There are many scenarios that might result in a mine owner looking for assistance from a contract miner.  Choosing the right contracting strategy can be something of a mine-field (see what I did there?), depending not only upon the project objectives the mine owner is trying to achieve. But also, a mix of other considerations such as: operating experience; in house capability (or “bench strength”); resources (people and equipment); attitude to risk; geographic location; and financial capacity – to name just a few.  Often the timing around engagement of a mining Contractor is a critical consideration as well.

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New General Manager Operations appointed as MEC Mining focuses on growth

MEC Mining has promoted its Manager of Consulting Services, Christofer Catania, into the role of General Manager Operations as the company expands its outlook. The Brisbane-based mining consultancy has recently announced a suite of strategic changes aimed at growing MEC’s service offering to clients domestically and internationally.

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MEC Mining looks to the future: Strategic changes announced at annual industry event

MEC celebrated another great year with invited guests at their annual industry event, held at Brisbane’s Alchemy Restaurant & Bar on 23 October 2019.

The evening was an opportunity to thank clients and supporters, as well as to share exciting changes for MEC.

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IMARC 2019

Business Development Manager, Andrew Dittman and General Manager of Operations, David Plowman, are looking forward to attending the 6th Annual International Mining and Resources Conference & Expo (IMARC) on 29th  – 31st October at the Melbourne Conventions & Exhibition Centre.

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MEC Mining turns 14

Needless to say, the past year has been busy and exciting. As we reflect on how far we’ve come, we’re pleased to say we have no regrets.

Our 13th birthday marked some significant changes in the way we run our business, as Directors Simon Cohn, Daniel Chippendale and Ted Boulton made the decision to step back from working in the business and instead turn their focus to strategic initiatives with clients.

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How mining companies should approach the talent pool deficit

The last mining downturn left us with a shortage of mining engineers, and the effects of this are far-reaching. Not only does the industry need to continue to focus on encouraging young people back, but graduate engineers who are at the beginning of their careers are facing a different trajectory of learning while they’re on the job.

Here’s what we, as mining companies, need to remember as we face this challenge.

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MEC Mining attending the Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum

MEC Mining’s Business Development Manager Andrew Dittman and Non-Executive Director Simon Cohn will be attending this year’s Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum on the 5th, 6th and 7th of August 2019 in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

This leading annual conference consists of presentations by listed mining and exploration companies with a large exhibition area, housing exhibitor from the sector.  The delegation is made up of mining and exploration companies, brokers, bankers, investors, financiers and mining service industries.

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