General Manager - Operations

Contact me

chris.catania@mecmining.com.au
Office Phone: 07 3832 0301

Biography

B.Eng(Mining) MAusIMM 228366

Chris joined the mining industry in 2005 as a mining engineer and now has a depth of experience having worked in commodities such as Zinc, Iron Ore, Copper, Gold, Iron Sands and Coal. Chris has a high level of technical and operational expertise as well as project management and leadership experience in open-cut mining. Chris demonstrates strong skills in short; medium and long term scheduling across a suite of software.

Chris has a track record in operational roles ranging from Mining Engineer to Mine Planning Superintendent in metals and coal, both domestically and internationally. He has recently spent the past two years working for Kaz Mineral’s at their Aktogay Copper Mine in Kazakhstan as the Planning Superintendent. During his time in Kazakhstan Chris managed a large mining engineering team and was responsible for the development of their mine planning systems and the preparation of their reserves statements.

Areas of Expertise

  • Major studies
  • Truck & shovel
  • Strategic planning
  • Design and optimization
  • XACT & XPAC Scheduling for short to long term
  • Short, Medium, Long Term design
  • Planning and system tools development