Industrial Minerals Expert: New Facility Layout, Design and Mineral Facilities Expansion and Optimization

Technical Consultant #1713


Expertise

  • Industrial mineral facility layout, design and mineral facility operations.
  • Mineral deposit development, extraction and process optimization.
  • Kaolin mining and kaolin processing.
  • Development of high performance teams.
  • Mineral extraction in Brazil.
  • Acquisition assessment.

Experience

Independent Consultant, Present

  • Provides business and technical assistance primarily to industrial mineral companies.
  • Expertise on improvements in current operations and process optimization.
  • Identification and evaluation of potential acquisition candidates.

Imerys, Atlanta, GA, Vice President Investment Project Engineering, 1999 - 2009

  • Responsible for development of major investment level projects for Imerys.

Vice President and General Manager - Paper, South America

  • Responsible for development, operations and sales of world's largest (1.6 million tons) kaolin representing a total investment of $450 million from inception.
  • Permanent resident 2006 through 2008 Barcarena, Para, Brazil.

Vice President of Engineering and RCC (Rio Capim Caulim) Operations, Macon, GA

  • Engineering responsibility for a a 950,000 ton kaolin plant in Amazon region of Brazil with U.S. sales of $115 million.
  • Responsible for operation and development of RCC.
  • Responsibilities outside Brazil included project engineering groups in U.S., U.K. and Asia.

Dry Branch Kaolin, Dry Branch, GA, Executive Vice President, 1990 - 1999

  • Responsible for Dry Branch Kaolin (DBK) Rio Capim Caulim (RCC) facility, including sales, research, engineering and all operating functions.
  • Responsible for initial greenfield development of mine, plant and port of RCC.

Vice President of Operations

  • Engineering, prospecting and environmental functions of operations.
  • Managed all major construction projects for North America and Brazil for DBK Minerals including major expansion of DBK and RCC.

Georgia Kaolin, Milledgeville, GA, Vice President of Operations, 1977 - 1990

  • Overseeing the operation of three (3) large kaolin plants in Georgia producing a total of 1.6 million tons of kaolin per year.
  • In addition to running operations responsible for engineering, lands and environmental groups.

Plant Manager, Dry Branch, GA,

  • Responsible for production plant, mine, maintenance of 400,000 ton kaolin plant.

Production Superintendent, Dry Branch, GA

  • Responsible for production for 4 400,000 ton plant.

Project Engineer, Dry Branch, GA

  • Design and construction management of projects ranging from $50,000 to several million U.S.D. in Georgia and Wyoming.

Atlanta Gas Light Company, Division Engineer Atlanta, GA, 1973 - 1977

  • Responsible for Macon and Savannah Georgia regions.

Project Engineer Atlanta, GA

  • Responsible for individual projects at the direction of chief engineer of a natural gas public utility company.

Honors & Publications

Languages

  • Speak and read Portuguese on intermediate level.

Education

  • MBA Georgia College and State University, GA
  • M.S. Georgia College and State University, GA
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, AL
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