About

 

Global coverage

We help more than 70 customers in 26 countries get more from every blast—in a range of commodities: gold, iron ore, copper, platinum, silver, titanium and zinc.

 

Our team

Management team

Jacques Janse
Chief Executive Officer

Jacques has over 23 years experience in business leadership, global market expansion, business development, sales management and engineering. Jacques previously held a number of senior management positions in the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector, as Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Global Operations. He has also held roles with other world leading companies in their respective sectors which include Anglo American, IBM, Fuji Xerox, GroundProbe and Belden. He has a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Ross Hafner
Global Sales Manager

Ross Hafner has over 26 years of Senior Management experience across diverse roles and a number of industries. These roles include General Manager, Global Sales Manager and National Sales Manager and all demanded a strong focus on business development and profitable sales. Organisations include International companies such as UTC, Tyco International and the WoolTru Group. Ross has managed direct sales resources as well as channel partners including Distributors, Agents, Franchisees and Licensees. His success has been delivered on the back of developing professional sales teams with a strong customer focus, delivering a culture of client retention without relinquishing the importance of organic growth.

Operations team

Bright Kafui Fianu
Regional Sales Manager-Africa

Bright has over a decade of experience as a senior technical sales executive in the mining, exploration and power industries across Africa. His experience includes business development for Aggreko Limited, a supplier of power plants to governments, mining and utility companies, and business development for Trana-Tek Ghana and Digital Borehole Surveying, downhole surveying and core orientation equipment suppliers to mining exploration companies.

Jeff Loeb
Principal Consultant

Jeff joined BMT after completion of his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Applied Science with research focuses on many aspects of explosives and blasting. He has several publications in the explosives industry and continues to fill gaps in blasting academia while working with BMT. Jeff started his consulting career monitoring vibration and overpressure within close proximity to urban blasts, then spent time in geotechnical consulting before going back to his passion of blasting and explosives with BMT. Jeff’s main responsibilities are blast movement consulting and system training across the globe, as well as in-house research and design and remote customer support.

Lee Julian
Consulting Manager

Lee is a mining engineer with a passion for blasting. He started his career working as a shotfirer, drill and blast supervisor and shift supervisor. Lee then pursued drill and blast engineering specifically, working in a coal mine where he effectively implemented through seam blasting and vibration sensitive blasting. Tying these roles together, he moved to JKTech where he worked on blasting research and Mine to Mill projects globally. Lee’s work has been published by the ISEE, Fragblast and ACARP. His interests include mine blasting, blast movement and its associated data. Lee is currently studying a Master of Science (Statistics) to further his work and understanding of mine blasting. Lee is based in Brisbane and provides support to BMT’s African and Australasian clients.

Gemma O’Farrell
Senior Consultant

Gemma has a degree in Geology, a Graduate Diploma in Mining and over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry. Time spent in contracting and consultancy roles have given her a thorough understanding of the business of mining, and a desire to assist clients improve their outcomes. Starting as a geologist dealing with managing grade control and reconciliation on site, to working as a consultant providing practical solutions for clients, Gemma has a wealth of experience to offer. Eight years spent as a consultant with a leading software provider to the industry has provided a unique understanding of the problems that geologists face in mining ore.

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Dzigbordi Akorli
Senior Consultant

Dzigbordi brings over 13 years of experience in grade control and mining operations to BMT. He has worked in mine-to-mill reconciliation, geological database management, mineral resource estimation, grade control and mining operations for Golden Star Resources, Kinross Gold Corporation and AngloGold Ashanti Limited.
His mining experience builds on his Master’s degree in Mining Engineering from the Tarkwa University of Mines and Technology and Bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. His research includes control of ore loss and dilution at AngloGold Gold Ashanti’s Iduapriem mine using BMT’s BMM System. These findings were published in 2016 edition of the Ghana Mining Journal.

Dzigbordi is based in Ghana and provides technical support to BMT customers across Africa.

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Conrad Chambulikazi
Senior Consultant

Conrad has over 6 years’ experience as a production geologist in open pit operations, working in grade control drilling, blast monitoring, ore mining, ROM pad management and mining operations. Much of his experience involved working with BMT’s BMM System, and Conrad was responsible for blast movement training at AngloGold Ashanti’s Geita Gold Mine, which helped deliver significant improvements to blast monitoring practices. Conrad has a Bachelor degree in Engineering Geology.

Conrad brings a wealth of experience in implementing the BMM System and maximizing the value customers can generate from blast monitoring. Based in Ghana, Conrad provides technical support to customers across Africa.

Marcell Silveira
Consulting Engineer

Marcell is a multifaceted mining professional whose work experience encompasses three continents. He worked on mineral resource estimation in Queensland (Australia) and ore control in Colorado and Nevada (USA). His undergraduate degree in Mining Engineering was completed at Minas Gerais State University and Colorado School of Mines. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Mining Engineering from West Virginia University, focusing on mineral economics and data analytics in the mining industry.

Speaking English, Spanish and Portuguese, Marcell brings a diversified cultural background and broad technical expertise to the BMT team. He is based in Peru and supports BMT’s customers throughout Latin America.

“…impressed by the [BMM] system, probably the most important development in ore control in decades”

Ian Robertson, CGA Mining
 

Our vision

Making every ore blast more profitable

BMT is a world leader in remote sensing technology that increases ore yield, profits to shareholders, and better utilises the world’s precious natural resources.

Our values

Customer focus

We listen and seek to understand our customers. We work collaboratively with customers to meet and exceed their needs. We are solution focused and committed to deliver high quality products, services and support.

Innovation

Innovation is the basis on which our pioneering solutions are built. We will continue to innovate and be leaders in mine efficiency solutions.

We value people

People are our most valuable resource, and we respect each other, our diversity and every individual’s potential. We support every individual’s professional and personal development. All of our internal and external relationships are built on mutual respect and understanding in order to create long term value.

Honest and trustworthy

We conduct ourselves in an honest and trustworthy manner with high integrity in all our relationships with our customers, employees, and business partners.

Creating value

Our professional conduct and work methodology will create value for our customers, employees and shareholders.

 

“…this system is the ultimate way to go in terms of controlling dilution in the pit”

Richard Allard, Senior Mine Geologist, Apollo Gold–Black Fox Mine
 

Our awards

53nd Australian Export Awards, 2015

Winner: Minerals, Energy and Related Services

The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards, 2014

Winner: Exporter of the Year

Winner: Minerals and Energy

Finalist: Information and Communication Technology

Telstra Australian Business Awards, 2013

Finalist: Small Business

Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards, 2011

Finalist: Industrial Application

The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards, 2015

Winner: Minerals and Energy

Finalist: Information and Communication Technology

Telstra Australian Business Awards, 2014

Finalist: Small Business

51st Australian Export Awards, 2013

Finalist: Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

52nd Australian Export Awards, 2014

Winner: Minerals, Energy and Related Services

The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards, 2013

Winner: Information and Communication Technology 

Finalist: Minerals and Energy

iAwards, 2011

Australian Winner: Industrial Application

Queensland Winner: Industrial Application

We have more than 65 customers in 26 countries, and have demonstrated success in a range of commodities including: Gold, Iron Ore, Copper, Platinum, Silver, Titanium and Zinc