Widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the mining technology industry for 50 years, Fred is a founding partner at Eclipse Mining Technologies (EMT). His simple business plan remains unchanged: make the client successful. The foundation for that business plan lies partly in his expertise. Few people have been applying computer techniques to mining engineering tasks longer than Fred. He offers decades of experience in mine design, developing databases, evaluating exploration data and open pit mines, calculating and auditing reserves and financial analysis.
Fred received his bachelor's degree as Engineer of Mines from the Colorado School of Mines, where he also pursued studies on the application of computer technology to mining. After serving in the U.S. Army, he became Director of Applications Division for Computech Research Ltd. and was part of the team which developed MinVal, one of the first geologic modeling and mine planning software.
In 1970, Fred and a colleague founded Mintec, Inc., a consulting and software development company for the application of computer techniques in the mineral industry and remained the chairman until 2014. Fred offers decades of experience in the mining industry, and has worked on a broad range of projects, including auditing reserve calculations and mine plans worldwide, the design and implementation of computerized systems for reserve calculations, the design of ultimate pit limits and mining schedules for open pit mines, and the design and implementation of financial models and calculation of reserves for mining projects worldwide.
Fred has received numerous honors throughout his long career and was inducted to the American Mining Hall of Fame in 2014, and the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame in 2015. He was also a Recipient of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration's Daniel C. Jackling Award in 2007 for significant contributions to technical progress in mining geology and geophysics. Fred is currently a member of CIMM, SME, and a member of the Board of Directors of Seabridge Gold, Inc.
In an industry where female employment still sits at around 15%, Susan is a pioneer among women in the male-dominated mining environment. For more than 30 years, she has faced both diversity and inclusion issues and worked endlessly to change them into opportunities. Currently, only one in 20 global mining firms is headed by a woman. When Susan was approached with the idea of this innovative technology she immediately recognized the potential to become reality and assembled a team of forward-thinkers.
Susan, Chief Executive Officer of Eclipse Mining Technology, leads the company's strategy and overall direction. Additionally, when she was Chief Operating Officer of Mintec she spearheaded the international expansion, which eventually grew to have at least one office in each continent, creating jobs for 250+ employees. She is a master strategist, fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and amongst other skills has ample experience in international negotiations and corporate management. She is a transformational leader with organizational agility that motivates and empowers her team to be more creative, innovative and productive.
In her free time, Susan loves horseback riding and training her horses. She has been a participant in The Mining Foundation of the Southwest since 1992 and has served as both a past president of the foundation as well as a board member and is currently serving as Treasurer.
Chief Innovation & Services Officer
Alyson's primary focus is to gather insights from the industry and solve problems by creating ever-evolving, immediately usable technology. She can sense where the customer wants to go next. Alyson is passionate about what is possible and challenges the complexity of technology and its integration with mining data to create a myriad of improvements.
With more than ten years of experience in the mining technology industry, Alyson brings forth a powerful combination of experience and forward thinking to the Eclipse Mining team. Alyson is an expert in building geologic models and the calculation of grade estimates, which she has put to use in the development of groundbreaking mining technology.
Before becoming the Chief Innovation and Services Officer for Eclipse Mining, Alyson earned a Bachelor of Science in both Geology/Earth Science and Chemistry Education, then continued to earn a Master of Science in Geochemistry. After graduating from her Master's Program at the University of Arizona, Alyson spent seven years as a Technical Support Specialist and Product Manager for Mintec/Hexagon Mining where she gained the experience necessary to lead a new team of mining experts in the creation of Eclipse Mining Software.
Alyson is also actively involved with the Women in Mining Arizona chapter and serves as one of its officers. In her spare time Alyson loves to go hiking, camping, and spend time with her family.
Chief Technical Officer
Possessing the ability to derive unique insights into any technical challenge, along with over 20 years' working with mining software has enabled Erik to streamline operations and develop an exciting technical strategy for the company.
Erik has spent over two decades developing computerized systems for geomodelling, scheduling, engineering, geometric CAD tools and more. He is a decorated Navy Veteran and has studied both Chemical Engineering and Computer Science. His professional experience includes serving as the Senior Development Manager, General Manager for Product Development for Mine Planning Products, and the Director of Product Development at Mintec/Hexagon Mining. His experience, dedication, and education serve as a foundation which allows Eclipse to create the best technology products the mining industry has seen to date.
In his free time, Erik enjoys family time, camping, running, sailing and pretending he can play guitar.
Chief Operating Officer
As a key member of the senior management team, Karin establishes policies that promote company culture and vision through its operations. She is responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership in support of business goals and objectives that drive the efficiency of the business. Karin has outstanding organizational and leadership abilities, including the ability to recognize and cultivate rising talent.
Karin has nearly two decades of experience ensuring that business operations run smoothly and efficiently and has spent the last eight years in the mining industry. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences, Karin went on to pursue a career managing a wide range of business operations. She has served as the Operations Manager at First Colebrook Bank and later she became the Office Manager, then Senior Administration Manager, and finally the Director of Internal Operations at Mintec/Hexagon Mining. Karin's experience allows her to execute business strategies with precision and continuously ensure that the business' daily operations run without error.
Chief Business Development Officer
Rudy is a vital part of Eclipse's vision. He drives the commercial activities across regions with a focus on identifying new business and requirements for product development that satisfies our customers' needs. Responsible for the overall management of the strategic and operational Marketing and Customer Relationship activities, Rudy possesses a broad and comprehensive knowledge of all matters related not only to the business but to the industry.
With nearly two decades of experience in the mining industry, Rudy has extensive knowledge in underground and open pit mining, including operations, modeling and planning as well as organizing and improving workflows. Rudy's attention to detail and personalized approach to client relationships are unmatched, and he is uniquely qualified to understand, and address client needs due to an educational background. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Environmental Engineering and later studied for a Master of Engineering in Mining and Mineral Engineering. In his professional life, Rudy has served as the Technical Services Manager, Director of Operations, Global Sales and the Director of Client Relations throughout his career at Mintec/Hexagon Mining. Now, Rudy leads the Business Development department of Eclipse Mining as its Chief Officer.
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