Mining

Raymond E. Irwin

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Irwin, Raymond 1574211Title: Geologic Consultant

Company: Nevada Silver, Inc.

Location: Albuquerque, NM, United States

Distinguished for more than four decades in the exploration and mining services industry, Raymond Irwin has traveled all over the world and has been involved in four major mine discoveries. Proficient in investigating and surveying land for mineral deposits, his responsibilities as a geologic consultant for Nevada Silver, Inc. involve reviewing property submittals, evaluating potential advanced stage gold, silver and base metals. In addition, he directs projects and crews, maintains budgets, and plans and supervises exploration programs. His work has taken him all over the world, including, Brazil, Bolivia, Ghana, Canada and Mexico. His exploration specialties and mineralization expertise are in tertiary-Jurassic sandstone-hosted uranium, porphyry and supergene copper, pyrometasoatic Cu and Au, epithermal and mesothermal structurally controlled (vein) Cu, Au and Ag, “Burgin mine type” complex structurally controlled mesothermal Pb, Zn, Ag and Au, “Carlin type” sediment hosted Au and Ag, Archean and Proterozoic greenstone belt hosted gold and mafic intrusive hosted Cu-Ni-Co-PGE. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gilberto Rodrigues

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Rodrigues, Gilberto 1648889

Title: Former Chief Executive Officer

Company: Mota-Engil Africa

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Gilberto Rodrigues has more than 23 years of experience in civil engineering. During this career, he has grown the business on the continent of Africa for Mota-Engil from $300 million to $1.5 billion Euros. As the former CEO of Mota-Engil, Mr. Rodrigues was responsible for being in charge of the African market. In this position, he paid close attention to how markets performed and on how to handle the commercial side of the business. He has overseen finances and top operations while setting policies. At the present, Mr. Rodrigues is pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors in Africa.

Mr. Rodrigues attributes his success to his hard work and natural ability. He is a firm believer in setting goals and relying on his team for support. To prepare for a career in his line of work, he earned a master’s degree in civil engineering at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto in Portugal. This degree has served him well and has helped him serve his various roles within the industry, including all of his positions with Mota-Engil. Mr. Rodrigues started out as an onsite engineer after graduating and worked up to site manager and project manager. In 2001, he was to Africa, where he became a country manager, then a regional director and finally the CEO of the continent. Read the rest of this entry »

Udo Helmut Renk

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Renk, Udo 2075935Title: President

Company: Renk Mining Consulting & Associates Inc.

Location: Grand Prairie, AB, Canada

As the president of a global mining consulting company, Udo Renk is an expert in large-scale coal mine development and extension projects. In addition, he contributes his four decades of experience to coal mining investments, operational mine management, mining engineering and mine safety systems. His expertise extends to mining due diligence and permits, and he also oversees licenses, design, engineering and mining technology. As the president of Renk Mining Consulting & Associates Inc., he works on building the company by overseeing human resources, sales, marketing, training and job development programs and motivational programs.

Throughout Mr. Renk’s career, he has prolifically worked as a mine manager, where he was responsible for reducing lost time injuries and the severity of lost time injuries by 93 percent. During this time, he also tripled production. He has been invited on numerous occasions to speak at technical presentations on mine safety and mining engineering. He has spoken at the AusIMM conference in Christchurch, the Underground Coal Mine Safety Research Collaboration in Edmonton, the CIM branch in Calgary and the MineExpo International in Las Vegas. He also maintains membership to the Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the Canadian Underground Coal Mine Safety Collaboration, the Coal Association of Canada and the German Association for Foreign Mining. Read the rest of this entry »