Fresh out of university in 2005, Tom and Joe entered the mining industry and soon found themselves at mine sites around the world who were waking up to the potential that their mining technology offered.
They noticed that talented, passionate people were struggling to tackle operational challenges using fleet management or condition monitoring systems because nobody truly understood the technology and data enough to turn potential into reality.
Tom and Joe both felt that these systems could be harnessed much more effectively to make data-driven decisions based on measurable facts.
In 2016 they formed MTS and with it banished memories of stopwatches by the side of haul roads and grainy digital cameras. The idea was to reconnect mines with their technology and provide the expertise needed to start putting these systems to work as intended, and with a little imagination, push them even further.
Fast forward to today and there are still plenty of mines with expensive technology sitting idle, ignored or misconfigured, and the vast, rich datasets they produce left untouched. Yet most of the same operational challenges remain.
It shouldn’t be this way, mining technology doesn’t need to be so complicated.
Mining technology is advancing quickly, but it still relies heavily on a range of inputs from people. Any mine around the world should have access to comprehensive, cost-effective training for its people and advanced, flexible support for its technology.
We believe that all mines should be able to:
Use their technology to safeguard both their people and the environment.
Easily access the support required to utilise their technology to its maximum potential.
Harness all of their data to identify and solve operational challenges.
Access timely, comprehensive reporting, and suitable visualisations to disseminate information.
Demonstrate a realistic and appropriate roadmap to maintain their technology into the future.
Put simply, we want to reconnect mines with their technology, help them turn their data into actionable information and extract maximum value from their investments.
First and foremost we’re mining people. Our combined 55 year’s worth of diverse experience in mining means that we understand your business in a way that the large, well-known consultancies do not.
No two mining operations are the same, and therefore a “one-size-fits-all” approach does not yield results. We’re flexible and we tailor our solutions and services by listening, understanding and responding to your needs.
Unlike the overwhelming majority of other mining consultancies, we’re experts in the development, implementation, execution, and realistic application of mining technology to your business.
Most importantly, we’re with you every step of the way, from recommendation through to action.
Joe is an expert in mining technology optimisation, with over 15 years’ experience of unlocking Mining Fleet Management Systems to create reliable, efficient and cost-effective solutions that enable mines to interpret their asset health and mine operations data.
Joe has a solid industry background, having previously worked for Unatrac, Caterpillar and First Quantum Minerals.
Joe is passionate about connecting mines with their data. His speciality is integrating datasets from multiple OEM systems (Jigsaw, Modular and MineStar) into a single point of access for consumption in downstream reporting and mining short interval control.
Tom is a leading specialist in the design, development and implementation of cutting-edge asset health and short interval control solutions. After 15 years in the mining industry, Tom has a deep understanding of the post-technology implementation landscape, and has a proven track record of delivering advanced asset health support.
Tom previously worked for Unatrac, where he was responsible for developing a MineStar Health equipment solutions department serving clients in the Oil & Gas and Mining industries, and building successful relationships across Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and the CIS region.
Jonny is a mining engineer and Camborne School of Mines (CSM) alumni, with a background in open pit haulage optimisation at Imerys Minerals UK. His speciality lies in using fleet management system data to drive operational improvements in load and haul productivity.
Jonny’s experience includes delivering a six-month Cat MineStar training and optimisation programme at a large iron ore mine in Southern Africa in 2019, and more recently, the migration of legacy Xcelcius mining operations dashboards to powerful, integrated Tableau interfaces.
Kea is a highly-skilled data visualisation specialist, with a strong background in delivering Agile customised reporting solutions, ROI analysis and technical fleet management system training for mining operations across Southern Africa. Kea’s experience includes 10 years with Southern Africa’s largest Caterpillar dealership, where she led group strategy on process improvement, automation, Cat MineStar technical support and delivering in-house Business Objects training.
Jean Marc previously spent 6 years developing software for the pharmaceutical industry, but more recently has delivered robust customised development projects for mining companies around the world for short term planning, short interval control and asset health data analysis.
Eduard offers more than 9 years of versatile development experience focused on RDBMS and BI technologies. Certified with MCSA (Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014), he has considerable experience working with SQL Server and developing ETL process using azure data factory, SSIS, Talend, and Snaplogic. Also experienced in BI development, he possesses an excellent understanding of relational databases and Data Warehouses.
Computer Science and Mathematics graduate, with a deep interest in the mining industry. She is adept in working with R, Java, and SQL to tackle data and conduct statistical analysis. A part of the mining analytics team, she has worked on numerous projects that have helped with the R&D of payload placement and road degradation.
Geoff has over 25 years of experience working in integration and software systems, with over 15 years of experience in mining tech alone. In his previous role with BHP (Australia), he served as the Supervisor for Fleet Management systems for BMA and BMC assets. At MTS, Geoff’s role is that of an Operations Technologist, which is a rather diverse role, much like his skillset.
He is primarily responsible for bringing in his technical experience and SME knowledge to High Precision solutions. Additionally, he also helps sites deliver change by drawing on his project management and implementation approaches.
Maryna is an experienced data analyst with a strong background in financials and data visualization. She has over 9 years of experience in the IT industry (B2B) and FMCG business. Along with her cross-functional analytical expertise, she is also a proven specialist in reports automation (Tableau, Looker, SQL), KPI and SaaS metrics analysis, and data modeling. She loves learning new technologies and tackling challenging tasks.
Marian has over 12 years of experience, working extensively with a Cat dealership, in product support, assets management, and assets health for Earthmoving as well as Energy and Transportation equipment. He is passionate about creating custom reporting solutions based on asset telematics and equipment health data, troubleshooting, and resolving customers’ on-site issues. Marian has also actively been involved in Cat Customer Value Agreement (CVA) development, budgeting of the Operating and Owning costs, Life Cycle Costs, Service Options authoring.
Tanya has worked in a global commercial business development role for over 10 years. She is particularly interested in the sustainability side of the business having previously worked in the renewable energy sector, something which mines strive towards. Tanya brings these skills to MTS advising on commercial and business strategy.
Viacheslav has more than 7 years of experience in the analysis, design, development, and maintenance of applications using Microsoft SQL Server tools, RDBMS tools, and designing DWH, ETL. Viacheslav has delivered enterprise solutions in different domain areas, such as healthcare, insurance, retail, etc. He also has experience with developing solutions using PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, Talend DI, Cognos and TM1.
Agi has worked across multiple industries and is able to compare and contrast business practices relating to financial accounting and company management. Coupled with her background in teaching, this has allowed Agi to identify, capture and hone industry best practices, and pass that knowledge on effectively – allowing both MTS and our clients to benefit.
Kai Deuker is an academically qualified Geotechnical / Mining engineer, with previous experience within UK tunneling and heavy civils projects. By utilizing previously acquired knowledge, he has transferred this experience into a technical data analytics-focused role, providing visualization and reporting solutions to the mining sector on a global scale. At MTS, Kai hopes to aid the drive-in mining technological innovation with a focus on Mining Engineering applications, by drilling down into historically untouched data and delivering robust optimization solutions.
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