Co-Leader, Situation Awareness Working Group
Andrew works for Peck Tech Consulting as Technical Manager, Mining Solutions.
Andrew obtained a B. Eng in Mining Engineering from McGill University before joining Barrick Gold Inc. as a junior engineer at the Goldstrike Underground Mine (Meikle) in Elko, NV. His experience during this time encompassed mine planning/sequencing, economic analyses, forecasting and budgeting, quality control and contract/project management. He is a graduate of Barrick’s Compass I EIT program, having completed a comprehensive set of technical learning objectives covering all aspects of the Gold strike mine site. In 2010, Andrew left Barrick to complete a Masters of Applied Science in Mining Engineering at Queen’s University. His Masters research, sponsored by Barrick, focused on open pit haul traffic optimization and brought Andrew back to Northern Nevada to the Goldstrike Open Pit Mine for field data collection and analysis. His thesis is available here.
After completing his M.A. Sc, Andrew rejoined Barrick Gold Inc. at their corporate office in Toronto. Here, in his role as Production Systems Engineer within the Global Mining Information Technology team, he managed all mining-specific software and technical system implementations, from fleet management systems to CAD software to semi-autonomous vehicles. His responsibilities included systems selection and optimization, multinational project management and managing of enterprise-level agreements between Barrick’s largest software/technical vendors.
He is a frequent speaker at mining events and is a published author in several mining publications and journals on topics such as human factors in mining and haul traffic optimization.