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3D Laser Mapping Mines Good Fortunes in Africa Print E-mail
Written by 3D Laser Mapping   
Thursday, 20 April 2017

3D Laser Mapping, the global geospatial technology specialist, has announced two appointments ahead of its new product launch in the African mining and minerals division.
L-R Graham Hunter - Executive Chairman, Matthew Bester - General Manager, Africa. Elanie Joubert LiDAR Systems Engineer - Africa. Roberto Vargas - Regional Business Development Manager - Africa and Andrew Turner - Senior Systems Engineer - AfricaThe new additions also follow a period of strong sales in the mining market with the company’s automated monitoring system, SiteMonitor4D.
Roberto Vargas has been appointed regional business development manager for Africa, taking up an integral role in nurturing new business relationships across the continent.
He joins the company with over 13 years of experience across the mining and natural resources sector for Modular Mining and Trafigura Mining Group.
Also joining the growing team, alongside Roberto, is LiDAR systems engineer, Elanie Joubert.
Elanie will assist in supporting technical operations in the African market, having previously worked as a GIS technician at South African consulting firm I @ Consulting.
As Dr. Graham Hunter, executive chairman at 3D Laser Mapping explains, the new appointments reflect an upswing in fortunes in the African mining market:
“The arrival of Roberto and Elanie comes at a time of great momentum at 3D Laser Mapping. Our monitoring products are helping to provide automated business intelligence for many different industries, as well as increasing site safety records at mining sites across the world.
“Paving the way for our new product launch, SiteMonitor Live offers the ability to create real-time terrain models from multiple scanners, which will be particularly valuable for stockpile measurements and open pit mines.
“The appointments are also well timed with stories of a resurgence within the African mining industry, including Rio Tinto’s reports of a return to profit after increases in its energy and minerals divisions.
“The new team members will allow us to widen the reach of SiteMonitor and our universal mobile mapping system, ROBIN, which are suitable for a wider variety of applications than mining alone.”
3D Laser Mapping was formed in 1999 and provides specialist laser scanning solutions to help some of the world’s biggest mining companies, surveyors and contractors to capture and analyse their environment in 3D.
For more details on 3D Laser Mapping and SiteMonitor4D, visit http://www.3dlasermapping.com/sitemonitor-4d/
About 3D Laser Mapping
3D Laser Mapping is a world leading geospatial technology supplier and innovator. Underpinned by two decades of experience, the company provides 3D technology across the UK, South Africa, USA and Australia via its network of branch offices and international distributors. Working alongside some of the world’s biggest mining companies, governments, universities, blue-chip firms and operators of highways, power lines and railways, 3D Laser Mapping helps its customers to capture and understand their world in 3D. However, mapping and monitoring is just the start. The real benefits come from the information that 3D Laser Mapping helps its customers to uncover. These findings are used to improve the way customers make important decisions, allowing choices to be based on reliable, high quality measurements. As well as providing cutting edge technology, technical support, training and consultancy services, 3D Laser Mapping’s in-house research and development hub leads the way in product innovation. As a centre of excellence, the dedicated research and development team work alongside clients to customise systems, as well as masterminding the next geospatial ‘game changers’. Ultimately, 3D Laser Mapping’s technology helps businesses and organisations to monitor what has gone before and what is happening now, to drive a safe, informed and profitable future.

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