meet our leadership team

We provide support from the project onset to production



Blaine Ross

VP Engineering Services

Blaine has over 40 years of experience in Process Plant Design and Project Management, most of which were acquired on international mining projects involving coal, copper, gold, lead, zinc, potash and, diamonds as well as a number of industrial projects. His international exposure has taken him from the High Arctic to the tropics, giving Blaine a sound understanding of the design requirements for remote locations.

joel giffen

VP Projects

Joel is a registered Applied Science Technologist and Project Management Professional with over 12 years of  international experience leading and designing comprehensive projects at all project phases in the mining industry. Joel is also the founder of Giffen Consulting, a boutique engineering firm in Vancouver. Joel has also worked as a Design Lead at NORAM Engineering and Constructors Ltd and with Hatch Ltd. where he had the opportunity to work all around the globe, including across Canada, the United States and South America.

Ken Roberts

VP Sales

Ken has over 33 years experience in the mineral processing industry with experience in both dry and wet mineral separation including gold, base metals, iron ore, mineral sands and nepheline syenite. His operating experience includes employment with Placer Dome (Detour, Dome, Campbell), Canamax, ERG, Barrick and Unimin. On the vendor side of the business Ken has held senior positions with Outokumpu/Outotec, FLS, Eriez Flotation and Mineral Technologies. Ken was a Member of the Editorial Committee of Canadian Milling Practice 2000 and a Member of the Editorial Committee Paste 2010. Ken is also the recipient of the Canadian Mineral Processors Bill Moore Special Achievement Award (2009) and the Ray MacDonald Volunteer Award (2017).