Josh WeissCOO, Geosystems
As COO of Geosystems, Josh provides strategic guidance to the Mining division as part of Hexagon’s broader industry-focused strategy. He is responsible for helping to accelerate the digitalization of business processes throughout the organization and remains integral to Hexagon’s vision of being the industry’s number one smart technology partner for integrated life-of-mine solutions. Previously Mining division President, Josh helped to unify legacy acquisitions into an integrated and highly successful business.
Nick is inspired by Hexagon’s vision of a more sustainable future for business, industry and humanity. He believes that by working closely with customers to drive efficiency, increase safety, improve productivity and reduce waste, this vision is not only achievable but essential to mining’s autonomous future. Wielding a wealth of business strategy experience and as the catalyst for consecutive years of record growth by Hexagon’s Mining division, Nick is proud to lead the industry’s number-one smart technology partner, empowering customers to autonomously connect ecosystems today, tomorrow – for the life of their mine.
Rob DawChief Technology Officer
Rob oversees all technology and innovation teams and brings more than 15 years’ experience in the mining industry. He provides clients with efficient, reliable, and effective solutions that meet the current and future challenges of mining operators across the globe. He is passionate about working with clients to achieve operational excellence – all underpinned by his strong analytical, practical, and methodical approach to solving problems, combined with strong communication skills and industry experience.
Humberto AstorgaVice President, Financial Controlling & Manufacturing
Humberto is instrumental in mergers and acquisitions, and in leading and directing manufacturing and supply-chain organizations. He joined Hexagon Mining in 2012, bringing more than 22 years' experience from various business environments, including high-tech manufacturing startups and publicly traded corporations. He holds a BA in Business Administration with emphasis in accounting from the University of Arizona. He also holds an MBA.
Tamara CrockettDivision Counsel
Tamara is responsible for managing the legal activities of Hexagon’s Mining division, including issues related to contracting, business acquisitions, regulatory compliance, corporate organization and other corporate matters. Tamara has more than 30 years’ experience, serving both large publicly-traded corporations and small entrepreneurial start-up companies. She is a strategic thinker, experienced in curating and implementing effective business and risk mitigation strategies and advising executive leadership on complex legal and business challenges.
Laura FereresDirector, Marketing
As Marketing Director, Laura is responsible for designing marketing strategy and for supporting a team of inspired marketers implementing that strategy across innovative communication channels. She has more than 20 years of international experience across an array of industries from software (analytics and customer experience solutions) to sweets (cookies!). Laura holds a BA in Political Science from Tulane University and has spent her adult life working primarily in the U.S. and France, but also in England and Mexico. She has been braving the Tucson heat since 2014.
Raul GomezSenior Director, IT & Workplace Infrastructure
Raul joined Hexagon Mining in 2010, bringing more than 25 years in technical and management experience in Information Technology. He is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all internal IT functions across the organization globally. Raul is also responsible for all building office projects, coordinating with local management and all vendors involved during the design and building phase. He holds a BS in Information Technology and brings leadership experience from roles in Corporate IT and Product Development.
Larissa GoundenDirector, Global Customer Experience
Larissa has spent more than 15 years working in the information technology and services industry, gaining career experience in several countries. She is passionate about leading our efforts in digital transformation, customer community platforms, sales enablement, technical training, development and onboarding. Larissa is a customer success leader who drives initiatives within the realms of the organization’s overall strategy. She holds an Executive MBA degree and a Master of Science degree.
Adam SavageVice President, Global Customer Operations & Business Integration
Taking our client relationships to the next level, Adam will target customer excellence, platform-for-growth and business transformation. His team will deliver on this mission by focusing on customer experience, sales enablement, project delivery and new business integration. Adam brings a wealth of experience in finance transformation and business improvement. He previously held senior roles at Deloitte and Cadbury.
Esmeralda SaylorSenior Director, Global Human Resources
Esmeralda Saylor is Director of Human Resources, overseeing North and South America Regions. She joined Hexagon Mining on October 14, 2014. Esmeralda holds a Masters of Arts in Human Resources Management and Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. Esmeralda has accumulated over 12+ years in Human Resources and 11 years in the Mining industry.
Penny SimpsonDirector, Finance
As Finance Director, Penny is responsible for financial planning and analysis, supporting merger and acquisition activity while managing the business analysis, digital initiatives, sales operations and client services teams. She aims to support the growth of the business by translating data and research into recommendations and actions. Penny holds a BSc in Engineering and Applied Science from Caltech and an MBA degree from The Anderson School at UCLA.
Marc BarmettlerDirector, Business Development, RIC
Marc is integral to Hexagon’s integrated life-of-mine vision, and has led teams and departments around the world. As Business Development Director, he oversees the Mining division’s Authorized Partner Program, ensuring that our solutions are everywhere customers need them to be. Most recently, Marc led the introduction of Hexagon’s solutions in Russia, assembling a team of specialists, opening an office in Moscow and attending tradeshows. Previously, he developed a product introduction team in services and product development.
Dion BlairVice President, MinePlan
Dion brings a wealth of experience in channel development and change management to the MinePlan team. He spent nine years in a Global Sales & Channel development role for a geoscience software company. Specializing in operating structure and people & capability focus to achieve consecutive year stretch growth, he transformed small-business thinking and culture into large-scale sustainable global business thinking and execution. A believer and practitioner for strategy that aligns with vision, Dion thrives on all aspects of the business that fosters autonomy and builds leadership succession.
Niccolò ColiVice President, MineMonitoring
Niccolò brings a wealth of experience in the challenging world of stability monitoring in mining. He oversees the integration of technologies within Hexagon’s monitoring portfolio, forging new partnerships and strengthening the bond with customers. With a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, Niccolò perfectly understands the complexity and the level of expertise required by a mine’s geotechnical team to ensure safety and productivity. That is why he is dedicated to ensuring that MineMonitoring solutions always respond to our customers’ needs. “Stay focused, we do the rest.”
Rodrigo CoutoSenior Vice President, LATAM
Rodrigo builds business success by identifying, recovering, and nurturing relationships with larger clients through an integrated structure of services, support, and selling. Together with more than 25 years’ experience in the mining, metal, and agriculture sector, he brings superior analytical skills and a solid understanding of customers throughout the sales process. Rodrigo manages and mentors his sales teams through a go-to-market approach that aligns customer-centric selling with market segmentation and business strategy.
Andrew CroseVice President, Autonomous & Managing Director, EMEA
Andrew is excited to bring to market the next generation of autonomy for mining. A miner at heart, Andrew participates in digital strategy, IoT, big data, and other technology initiatives with some of the world’s top mining houses. After beginning his career working with nuclear scientists and theoretical mathematicians, he has spent more than a decade innovating in the mining industry. Successfully deploying automation projects on six continents, Andrew is looking forward to working with you, in your mine soon, to deliver game-changing technologies.
James DampneyVice President, Drill and Blast
James brings a wealth of experience having led the development and growth of digital technologies across a range of industries, including mining, telecommunications, advertising technology and enterprise SaaS. He has held a diverse range of senior leadership roles in pursuit of bringing to market transformative digital and data technologies across these industries. He has become a passionate advocate for the significant role technology plays for our mining customers, as they strive to achieve their goals around safety, sustainability and productivity. James and his highly experienced team lead Hexagon’s drill & blast portfolio and are committed to helping customers optimize and digitally integrate this critical part of the mining value chain.
Ryan HawesVice President, MineProtect & Managing Director, USCA
Ryan drives the customer-centric model within the region to ensure Hexagon is the client’s trusted partner, shaping digital transformation and smart change. He brings more than 8 years’ experience of management, operations and business development within mining technology supplier companies. Working with mining companies globally, he brings an additional 10 years’ experience of mining operations and technology. He’s passionate about working with clients to define their needs, improve their operations and ensure success.
Sean PerryVice President, MineOperate
Sean brings 30 years of mining experience and technology to his new role, where he will be sharing his passion for operational improvement. Building on the proven reliability of MineOperate, Sean will deliver a market-leading operational solution by incorporating our world-class measurement, planning and safety products. Sean is skilled in mining technology with engineering degrees from Australia and the UK.
Simon StoneVice President, APAC
Simon brings more than 30 years of experience in applying technology and innovation to the mining, mineral processing, and energy industries. He has led teams tasked with optimizing industrial activity in some of the world’s largest mining and technology companies, including BHP, Rio Tinto, IBM, and Oracle. He founded, built, and sold a mining technology business with a global customer base and has a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University in Perth, Australia.
Marcos BayueloSenior Director, Products and Innovation
Marcos leads product strategy across Hexagon’s mining portfolios, coordinating and shaping product roadmaps, delivering on vision and strategy, and ensuring customer needs are part of every step.
Marcos brings more than 10 years’ experience in the mining industry and product management. He has a Bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering, an MBA and has completed other high-level product education courses from INSEAD and Northwestern's Kellogg Management Institute.
Larry EstepPortfolio Manager, MineOperate
Larry brings more than two decades of experience and passion to the product management team as MineOperate Portfolio Manager. He began his career as a new college graduate in 1998 with Caterpillar, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He held roles supporting and leading machine distribution, operation training and mining technology. Larry earned an undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University in Information Management and returned mid-career to school where he earned his MBA from Bradley University with a concentration in Marketing.
Adrian Kirk-BurnnandPortfolio Manager, MineEnterprise
As Portfolio Manager, MineEnterprise, Adrian focuses on how life-of-mine data-sets are delivered to solve customers' needs. He holds a BC in Information Systems, and since 2011, has been applying his customer-centric focus to development and delivery of fleet management systems, mining software system integrations, end-user-training and business intelligence solutions.
Fabien KritterPortfolio Manager, Autonomous
Fabien is integral to Hexagon Mining’s safety offering and is an expert in collision avoidance technology and operator-assist driving systems. He joined the company’s safety division in 2012 and continues to work in Baar, Switzerland, overseeing development of our Safety and Automation solutions. His work on our Vehicle Intervention System, a Level-9 solution, earned Fabien a share in the 2017 Mining Magazine Safety Innovation Award. Fabien has a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Jeff LoebPortfolio Manager, Drill and Blast
Jeff brings nearly a decade of commercial, consulting and product experience to the Hexagon team through the acquisition of Blast Movement Technologies (BMT) in 2020. Jeff consulted at more than 50 mines on six continents and was part of the management team that led BMT through exponential growth, while generating billions of dollars in value for its global customer base.
Jeff holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering and Applied Science, focused in geotech and blasting. As Portfolio Manager, Jeff leverages his unique global experience, driving product strategy to optimize the drill and blast process, increase ore yield, and generate significant value through the delivery of customer-driven technology.