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:: DEM Solutions Expands Presence in Mining Sector with Opening of New Office & Appointment of New Sales Manager in North America

DEM Solutions, the global engineering software company, is opening a new office in Boulder, Colorado to support the growth of its business in North America. The new office is aimed at increasing the business’s footprint in the mining industry across the region.

In addition, DEM Solutions have appointed Jim Miller as the company’s new Sales Managerfor its Mining Group in North America. Jim, who is a native of X and a graduate of X, has over twenty years’ experience of the mining industry.Prior to joining DEM Solutions, Jim held a variety of sales and sales management roles in software, satellite imagery, radar systems, and 3-D rendering, all related to mining.

Miller’s mining background includes seven years in sales of equipment and engineering services dedicated to bulk material handling. In 1995, he formed the world’s first high-bandwidth satellite-based communications company dedicated to the mining industry. Miller has played an integral role in introducing a variety of new technologies to the mining community in North America.

Dr John Favier, DEM Solutions CEO explained further: “I am delighted to be building on our growing success in the Mining and Mineral Procession sectors in North America with the opening of the new Boulder office along with the appointment of our first Sales Manager dedicated to the mining industry. This development is in response to the growing demand for our software technology from the industry across the region. Jim is a fantastic addition to our team, his experience will provide unique insight into our customer’s needs and will be valuable in helping customers in the mining industry deploy simulation solutions for engineering of minerals and metals handling and process equipment to deliver significant returns in increased productivity and reduction in operating costs across their worldwide operations”.

DEM Solutions is a market-leading provider of simulation modelling tools to industry and works with global clients. The company’s technology uses computer simulation to test the performance of virtual prototype designs of equipment and processes, substantially reducing costs, accelerating product development cycles and driving product innovation.The business has grown rapidly since its formation only eight years ago and the industry where DEM’s technology is having a significant impact is the mining sector where it is providing the means to increase the reliability and longevity of bulk materials handling equipment.

DEM Solutions have been working closely with leading mining companies and their engineering teams and suppliers to develop new tools for use in the design and troubleshooting of materials handling equipment. Utilising expertise in applying technology to deliver technical and business benefits to customers, DEM Solutions sees demand growing for more products based on their EDEM software platform toprovide dedicated simulation solutions for other industry sectors.




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