New Appointee Bolsters MEC Mining’s Underground Metals Capability

Alessandro Dotta

In keeping with their positive and proactive approach to serving their clients’ needs, MEC Mining recently appointed Alessandro Dotta as the company’s Principal Underground Mining Engineer.

MEC General Manager Christofer Catania, welcomed Dotta’s arrival, particularly at this time, seeing his appointment as a welcome addition to the future planning taking place at the company. Catania explains, “While MEC adapted easily to the recent crisis, we are ready to hit the ground running as everyone returns to normality.” Catania views Dotta’s appointment as an opportunity for the company to emerge stronger in the Underground Metals field. “With Alessandro on board, we will be in an excellent position to offer expertise and support to our clients with underground metals operations and projects.”

Dotta is equally keen. “Working for a company like MEC with a progressive outlook is a gift. Despite the devastating hit of the recent pandemic, mines have been able to stay operational. Still, there are many clients out there looking for support and we’ll be here, ready to help problem-solve as they adapt in a changing landscape.”

Dotta joins MEC with an arsenal of qualifications and plenty of experience having worked on underground metals operations widely in Australia and overseas, most recently as Principal Mining Engineer with GEMS, Australia where he delivered strong results in a wide array of challenging situations.

Not only does Dotta come armed with a raft of experience across commodities, mining methods and software, his expertise in Cross-Functional Team integrations and Optimum Safety Compliance solidify his effectiveness. Among his areas of expertise, Dotta cites Underground Technical Services, Technical Studies, Mining Methods Review and Optimisation, Systems Implementation and Training as his repertoire. Whilst Dotta undoubtedly boasts an outstanding resume, he believes it is his adaptability and ability to communicate that is key to finding successful outcomes for his customers. He explains, “Each operation is unique and successful strategies emerge to solve problems once the crucial collaboration between us begins.” With fluency in three languages, Dotta is well placed to engage fully in those collaborations.

General Manager Catania feels Dotta’s ethos is just one of the reasons, he will make a great addition to the company. “Alessandro’s work ethic and practice strongly reflect the way we work at MEC. His experience and problem-solving approach mean that he will complement our already diverse and strong team.”