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.”

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