I wish to formally nominate for a board position on the ISEE Australian Chapter. MTi GROUP has a long history of supporting the ISEE particularly in the USA and more recently in Australia. I have been attending meetups and conferences since the beginning of my career as a graduate in 2003. I am passionate about the industry and the people in the ISEE who have helped me to develop products that our industry needs.
I feel that I can bring a different skill set to the table where my strengths are around innovation and practical applications of product in the Explosives Industry from a Mechanical Engineers perspective. I started with MTi GROUP when we were a 3 person team based in West Australia. We are now global and employ approximately 100 people with circa 500 mine sites using our products. Having travelled to mining areas extensively throughout Australia and abroad, I feel that I have a well-rounded practical understanding of our industry and a large network of peers. This helps me to be a better problem solver, strategic thinker and positive contributor to the ISEE’s mission of advancing the science and art of explosives engineering.
Brief Industry Overview and MTi GROUP achievements:
Jan 2016 to current – Technical Director and board position at MTi GROUP, March 2017 winner in the 40 under 40 awards for Western Australian entrepreneurship within their chosen field, 2016 Finalist in the Australian Mining Prospects Awards in the categories of Innovation and Safety for the BLASTSHIELD product, 2014 Innovation Award at the Paris Dispensing Forum, 2014 Award for Innovation by the Aerosol Association of Australia in the area of product development, 2014 Award for sustainability by the Aerosol Association of Australia, February 2003 began career as a Project Engineer developing mining consumables at MTi GROUP.