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MEI Online: People News: North America: February 1st 2016


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:: Key Appointments in Canada and South Africa for Gekko Systems


Gekko Systems is pleased to welcome four new staff members to its Canadian and South African global offices as the company continues to strengthen its delivery of customer support, sales and services around the world. Gekko’s co-founder and Managing Director, Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, commented that; “The quality and commitment of our global office leaders and staff is critical to deliver world-class mineral processing services and plants. We are delighted to welcome these appointees.”

Vice President, Sales and Operations – North America

Greg Rasmussen has been appointed Gekko’s VP Sales and Operations – North America, based in Gekko’s Canadian office in Vancouver. Greg brings 30 years experience in the Canadian minerals processing operations, including business development and operations management for Glencore Technologies.

“Client feedback indicates that Gekko’s Vancouver office is delivering a high level of technology and support to clients in North America. My focus is to continue this commitment as well as developing new relationships with mining companies in the region.” Greg commented.

Gekko’s clients in the North American region will benefit from this increased support and access to his vast industry experience. To contact Greg Rasmussen email gregr@gekkos.ca

Regional Manager, Sales and Operations - Africa

Gerhard Bezuidenhout has joined Gekko’s Johannesburg global office as Regional Manager, Sales and Operations for the African region. Gerhard has an extensive career in mining development, minerals processing and project and operations management, throughout various countries.

Gerhard commented, “Africa has been a large market for Gekko’s equipment and services. My aim is to continue the high level of service Gekko delivers to its clients as well as expanding the company’s footprint to more countries in the African continent. Gekko’s equipment allows room for diverse applications which is an excellent fit for the African market.”

Given the high number of smaller mines in southern Africa, Gerhard will also be heavily focused on managing and growing Gekko’s local Performance Consulting Group which supports mine operators in improving mineral recoveries through flowsheet optimisation. To contact Gerhard email gerhardb@gekkos.com

Additionally, Gekko has appointed two highly skilled engineers to work in South Africa.

Technical Process Engineer - Africa

Mxolisi Ntombela (MX), a well-qualified Chemical Engineer, joined Gekko in October last year as a Technical Process Engineer based in the Johannesburg global office.

MX will focus on undertaking and overseeing a large portion of the process design work for Gekko’s African clients, which was previously performed by engineers at Gekko’s head office in Ballarat. Due to the increasing workload for the Australian team implementing large projects, MX will provide vital process improvement and design support to Gekko’s clients in southern Africa.

Technical Services Engineer - Africa

John Fourie joined Gekko last November as a Technical Services Engineer. This new role was created to provide additional technical support to service clients in the region, as well as to meet the demands of Gekko’s expanding performance consulting division in Africa.

John’s strong technical skills and industry experience in engineering design and the commissioning of metallurgical processing plants, including gravity concentration and chemical processing plants, will ensure Gekko’s clients receive exceptional service and support.




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