TEAM

Set operational standers that allow to our clients take decisions, justify and be safe from legal and technical point of view based on the best standard in mining.

Principal Consultant

Principal Consultant

Almost 20 years’ experience in the mining industry in diverse areas including engineering and applied research. Currently Associate Professor at the Mining Engineering Department, University of Chile and Principal Consultant at BCTEC, a consulting company specialised in Block Caving (www.bctec.cl). Strong technical and organizational skills have led to successful completion of diverse research projects and engineering studies for companies in Chile, Peru, Australia, and Canada.


Raúl Castro  

 

Engineering Manager

IT Manager

Engineering Manager

10 years’ experience in underground mining, specialist in caving methods, with knowledge in process of operational and mining planification. Supervisor in the bigger underground mine of the world in process of Extraction, Hauling, Plant and Crushing, Drilling and Blasting and Short Term Planning. This has allowed him to lead a multidisciplinary team in the design and implementation of innovative technologies for companies in Chile, Perú, Australia through BCRisk® and FlowSim ® as consultant at BCTEC.


Pablo Álvarez  

IT Manager

Executive with more than 18 years of professional experience, from where he has participated as a Software Development Engineer, IT Project Manager, Technology Manager. Expert in development in transversal systems, such as Networking, Database, Legacy Systems, Business intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications.


José Bacigalupo  

Project Engineer

Project Engineer

Mining Engineer with more than 3 years of experience in underground mining participating in research studies of gravity flow experiments, gravity flow simulations and data base analysis of caving mines.


Lenin Arancibia  

Project Engineer

More than 3 years’ experience in underground mining planification, as a specialist in use of tools in gravity flow numerical model (FlowSim BC®, BCRisk®, ESyS Particle and logistic regression). His skills have allowed him analyze and optimize mining plans, as well as evaluate operating risk in Block/Panel caving mining.


Diego Guzmán  

Project Engineer

He has conducted research related to the flow of confined gravity in excavation mines. He has collaborated on projects for the El Teniente Division evaluating the interference between automation and design. He also has skills in 3D modeling software and Python programming.


Carlos Torres  

Junior Engineer

Junior Engineer

Mining Engineering. Proactive, analytical , easy to work in a team and responsible. Interested in the area of mining design and planning. She has collaborated in projects related to the numerical modeling of gravitational flow applied to caving mining.


VALERIA GRANDON 

Junior Engineer

Junior Mining Engineer of the University of Concepción. He interned at The University of Queensland in Australia, specifically at the JKMRC research center, working on various mining and metallurgy projects. Currently working on benchmarking and risk modeling studies in caving mining.


Marcelo Silva  

Associated Consultants

Associated Consultants

David is the CEO of Elexon Mining, David has 20 years of experience working in the mining industry.


DAVID CUELLO 

Associated Consultants

Senior geologist, Ph.D. in geological science. Thirteen years of experience in scientific and applied studies for the Mining and civil industry. Focus on using tectonics to solve fundamental and applied problems in geology and geodynamics. He has used tools such as, structural geology, tectonics, seismo and neotectonics, seismology, and geodesy.


DANIEL CARRIZO 

Associated Consultants

Mine Engineer with 10 years’ experience in geoestatistics and geoscience, with knowledge in resource estimation, working at BHP, and also as independent consultant for national mining companies. Participation in projects related to estimation of geological, geometallurgical and geomechanical variables.


CLAUDIO ARGANDOÑA