About Us

About Us

With over 150 years of combined experience, our team is well versed in mining and technology. It is this deep understanding of the industry and its needs, that led us to design and build a solution to answer some of the biggest issues in mining.

We have focused on how we can help mines integrate and manage their data more efficiently and securely to improve mining operations, collaboration, and communication. By integrating data, the different areas of the mine can collaborate and share key data insights with one another either in person or remotely.

Gather key data insights anywhere within the mine from wherever you may be in the world and set up the path that will prepare your mine for the future of digitalization.

Our History

Our History

Innovation comes in many ways; sometimes it is doodling on a napkin, sometimes it is a comment made over lunch. Eclipse Mining Technologies was conceived much the same way. We’ve had an amazing journey coming to where we are today.

With mine sites moving rapidly toward digitalization we started by looking at the need to share and deliver clear and efficient data in a multi-dimensional way and with the right levels of the organization. We listened to many of our worldwide colleagues about the challenges they face with data management. We developed the concept determined by involvement from our experience in the mining sector.

It took a full year to collect the information necessary to solve the puzzle that defines a mining-specific integrated platform. And Eclipse Mining Technologies became a reality. Much of the value in mining will shift from how well a mine operates to how well it leverages technology to collect, analyze and act on information to boost collaboration and move material more productively. Eclipse will be there every step of the way.

Leadership

FRED BANFIELD

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 or Eclipse Mining). 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.

SUSAN WICK

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 Technologies, 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.

KARIN BOAN

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 in 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.

RUDY MOCTEZUMA

Mr. Moctezuma is a vital part of Eclipse Mining’s vision. He drives the commercial activities across regions, focusing on identifying new business and product development requirements that satisfy our clients’ needs. Responsible for managing the strategic and operational Marketing and Customer Relationship activities, Rudy possesses a comprehensive knowledge of all matters related to the business and the industry. He has a proven track record of success in leading, developing, and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to achieve desired results.

With nearly two decades of experience in the mining industry, Rudy has extensive underground and open-pit mining knowledge, including operations, modeling, planning, and organizing and improving workflows. Rudy’s attention to detail and personalized approach to client relationships is unmatched, and he is uniquely qualified to understand and address client needs due to his 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 Relations department of Eclipse Mining as its Chief Officer.

BARRY HENDERSON

Barry is a crucial part of the Eclipse Mining Team, providing strategic initiatives for business relations within the mining industry. Mr. Henderson is an accomplished global technology executive with extensive knowledge of mine planning software packages and all of the point solutions available in the mining software space.

Barry has also obtained a Master of Science in Geology and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Finance & Accounting. He has a well-established career and reputation within the mining industry, most recently serving as the Chief Executive Officer with Maptek, Chief Operating Officer with Mine Vision Systems, and General Manager- North America with RPMGlobal. He is a Global Management and Business Leader with over 30 years of vast experience in mining technology, change management, and business development. Barry currently serves on the Board of Directors of Denver Children’s Advocacy Center and the Anderson College of Business, Regis University – Executive Advisory Board.

SEAN HUNTER

Since its inception, Sean has been with Eclipse Mining Technologies and has played a critical role in developing the SourceOne® Enterprise Knowledge Performance System.

He initially studied game engine development in college, which lead him to the study of high-performance computing. After college Sean got a job working at Mintec, inc. (also founded by Fred Banfield), where he saw the opportunity to apply those skills in practice.

Sean advanced from a junior to a principal developer, learning a lot about the mining industry and refining his skills. When Eclipse was formed, he joined the team as the principal software architect and has led the coding effort on the product since the beginning. Now a highly skilled professional, Sean leads the Product Development team.

MOUNIR ADADA

Mounir’s primary focus is driving our product management and ensuring we deliver the highest quality products to our clients.

With a passion for unraveling complex problems and a commitment to driving innovation through knowledge engineering, Mounir is focused on defining next-gen systems that utilize knowledge engineering and data science specializations in the realms of ontology, relational graph theory, embeddings, machine learning, data modeling, and knowledge systems to solve engineering and scientific challenges in new ways.

In his career, he has successfully tackled a wide array of engineering and scientific problems, from optimizing the physical design of submicron semiconductor design through innovative advanced 3D modeling to full systems and operations modeling. His commitment to innovation and problem-solving, combined with deep technical knowledge makes him an invaluable contributing member and thought leader on any endeavor requiring the mastery of knowledge-driven solutions.

With over 25 years of experience, Mounir has helped companies improve their business operations to achieve operational efficiency, identify new opportunities, and develop innovative strategies.

He is excited to continue working with talented colleagues in pushing the boundaries of knowledge engineering and data science while collaborating with diverse clients to unlock new possibilities and drive progress in the fields of engineering and science.

In his spare time, Mounir enjoys long walks and hiking.

Careers

Careers

At Eclipse Mining Technologies, you will work with a team of forward-thinkers to help shape the future of mining technology. We are a diverse group of individuals who strive to find solutions to resolve some of the most significant data management issues. If you’re looking to be a part of a dynamic and innovative team, please check often for new openings.

Product Development · Tucson, Arizona

Job Summary:

This is a full-time position to be worked out of our Tucson, Arizona office.

In this dynamic role, you will be responsible for constructing symbolic representations of domain-specific knowledge, leveraging domain ontologies to model intricate concepts and relationships. You will be instrumental in driving the progression of advanced knowledge systems technologies, including knowledge representation, ontology design, and graph-based querying. Your role is not only pivotal for our technical advancements but also for ensuring these innovations are seamlessly integrated into our Knowledge System. Acting as a bridge between sophisticated knowledge engineering concepts and our knowledge system, you’ll make these technologies accessible and actionable for our users.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design symbolic representations of domain knowledge, using formalisms such as semantic networks, frames, and rules.
  • Craft ontologies to model concepts, relationships, properties, and classes within specific domains.
  • Utilize inference engines and reasoning techniques to gain insights, employing deductive, inductive, and abductive reasoning.
  • Analyze large datasets for crucial insights and maintain expertise in database management and data modeling.
  • Clearly convey tech details to non-experts and collaborate with teams to realize knowledge-based solutions.
  • Understand user needs and craft knowledge-based, intuitive solutions using UX principles.
  • Tackle challenges using critical thinking and knowledge engineering techniques.
  • Aim for excellence and accuracy in all tasks, ensuring knowledge modeling reliability.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Web Technologies, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of professional experience or 5-7 years of applied research experience in building and maintaining knowledge graphs, ontologies, and semantic infrastructures.
  • Solid understanding of knowledge graph technologies, knowledge graph standards, and ontology.
  • Proficiency in graph query languages such as SPARQL or Cypher.
  • Strong grasp of semantic technologies, RDF, OWL, and related standards.
  • Familiarity with ontology development tools such as Protégé.
  • Exceptional analytical thinking, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams, including data scientists, product managers and software developers.
  • Proficiency in programming languages like Python, and technologies used in knowledge systems.

Apply directly through our jobs portal at: https://bit.ly/EMT-TechProdSpec-KS

Product Development · Tucson, Arizona 

Job Summary: 

This is a full-time position to be worked out of our Tucson, Arizona office.  

As a Technology Product Specialist focused on Modeling & Analytics, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of advanced modeling capabilities, integrating statistical, geospatial, and operational data with predictive, prescriptive, and cognitive analytics. This position requires both a deep technical understanding and a passion for product/system design, ensuring the seamless integration of sophisticated modeling techniques into user-centric product features. You will serve as the tech specialist, transforming intricate tech concepts into digestible and innovative product features. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Design and implement logical and physical data models while optimizing data structures and flow within an ontologically defined system. 
  • Engage with cross-functional stakeholders to capture domain requirements and translate them into modeling needs. 
  • Develop and optimize codes and scripts for interfacing with data models and databases. 
  • Maintain a sharp focus on detail, ensuring the precision of product requirement documentation. 
  • Communicate technical ideas effectively to both tech-savvy and non-technical audiences. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field. 
  • 3+ years of professional experience in data science, statistical/machine learning, and advanced analytics. 
  • Proven expertise in developing predictive and prescriptive models on large datasets. 
  • Proficiency in Python/SQL and familiar with data modeling tools. 
  • Strong grasp of various database management systems, including relational, NoSQL, and columnar databases. 
  • Familiarity with data warehousing, big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark), and ELT processes. 
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, analytical thinking, and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams, such as data scientists, product managers, and software developers. 

Apply directly through our jobs portal at: https://bit.ly/EMT-TechProdSpec-Mod-Analytics

Marketing · Tucson, Arizona

This is a full-time, in-office position to be worked out of our Tucson, Arizona, office.

As a Marketing Content Specialist, you will play a crucial role in executing the company’s marketing plans and strategies to drive brand awareness, increase customer engagement, and ultimately generate business growth. The role requires a combination of writing, creativity, analytical thinking, and excellent communication skills to successfully achieve business objectives.

Responsibilities

· Implement and manage marketing campaigns across various channels, such as digital media, social media, email marketing, content marketing, and traditional advertising.

· Collaborate in the development of compelling and engaging content for various channels

· Manage the content calendar to ensure consistent messaging across all platforms.

· Conduct market research to identify market trends and any other relevant, valuable insights

· Utilize digital marketing tools and platforms to optimize online presence, drive website traffic, and generate leads or sales.

· Oversee social media accounts, create content, engage with followers, and monitor social media analytics to improve performance.

· Monitor marketing performance metrics, analyze campaign effectiveness, and provide regular reports to evaluate the success of marketing efforts.

· Assist in the planning, coordination and promotion of company events, trade shows, and conferences.

Job Requirements

· College or University degree in Marketing, Communications or related discipline

· 2+ years of proven experience in a similar marketing role

· Excellent written and verbal communications skills, as well as outstanding copywriting and proofreading skills

· Proficiency in marketing analytics tools such as Google Analytics, social media insights and email campaign metrics.

· Experience with graphic design software (Adobe, Canva, etc.) is a plus

· Experience with marketing platforms, channels, and best practices, including social, digital and email marketing

Apply directly through our jobs portal HERE.