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Nico Spangenberg, Managing Director: Nico joined Fluorspar in September 2004 as Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to current position in January 2007. He has a B Com degree from University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and has extensive mining management experience having worked for De Beers in South Africa for 17 years and also for the Grinaker Group in West Africa for 2 years.
Hennie Coetzee, Finance and Administration Manager: Hennie holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree in Industrial and Management Accounting obtained from the North-West University of South Africa. He gained vast experience in the mining industry having worked for PPC Cement Company Limited in their cement and lime divisions for 12 years and 3 years for the Grinaker Group in West Africa. He joined Kenya Fluorspar in August 2012.
Pablo Dyre, Head of Sales and Marketing: Pablo studied Geophysics and Mineralogy in the United Kingdom with postgraduate studies in Belgium. Subsequently pursued work interests in ultramafic mineralisation in Zambia, Zimbabwe and in Kenya. He is a Fellow (1991) and Diamond Fellow (2002) of the Gemmological Association and Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain. He has also been a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2002. Along with his career in the mining industry, he has worked in the construction sector where, amongst other endeavours, he successfully ran a quarry producing aggregate for road construction firms and the Ministry of Public Works. He is tasked with logistical and port operations, shipping, sales and new business development. He brings a well-rounded experience to his job.
Subrata Chakraborty, (Chaku) Plant Process Manager: Chaku graduated in metallurgical engineering ( First class Honours) from National Institute Technology , Durgapur and post graduated in mineral engineering from Indian School of Mines in 1988 . After that he joined Hindustan Zinc Limited, (taken over by Vedanta Resources Plc , England in 2002) , a company with a turnover of USD 2.0 billion . He worked as Senior Process Manager and has vast experience in designing and operation of process plants. He joined KFC in 2005 and has been instrumental in increasing the recovery and quality which lead to increased volumes.
Thangaveu Kumaravel,(Kumar) Plant Maintenance Manager: Kumar holds a bachelor of Engineering degree obtained from PSG College of technology, Bharathiar University, India. He attended maintenance and operational training programs in Finland. He also worked for Hindustan Zinc Limited for 14 years as Manager Maintenance handling all aspects of equipment maintenance including power generation units. He obtained valuable experience as he was involved in numerous projects aimed at power savings and increasing production. He joined Kenya Fluorspar in October 2005 and is responsible for all plant maintenance including electricity and instrumentation resulting in a plant availability of at least 95%.
Kibor Some Samoei, Laboratory Manager: Samoei holds a BSc degree majoring in chemistry from Moi University as well as a diploma in analytical chemistry. He has been employed at Fluorspar since 1989 and has progressed through the levels to be Manager of the laboratory today. He was instrumental in upgrading the laboratory to adopt ASTM E 1509 - 1997 methodology and is an active member of the Chemical and Physics societies of Kenya.Samoei manages a staff of 16.
Christopher Cheruiyot , Chief Geologist: Christopher has been with Fluorspar since 1996 when he joined as a trainee geologist and attained the current rank after years of service. He has good experience of the mining process and an in depth knowledge of the ore bodies and their grades. Acts as Mining Manager during the absence of this person. Also in charge of survey thus responsible for the mine planning and mapping of ore reserves.
Paul Ouma Onana, Environment, Health and Safety Officer: Paul holds a Bsc. in Environmental Science from Egerton University and an Msc. in Occupational Safety and Health from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. He is a registered environment Impact Assessor and Audit lead expert by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA). Joined Kenya Fluorspar Company in May 2011, having worked as a consultant at Universal Work Health and Safety Consultancy Ltd, Nakuru.
Borries Bornman, Mine Manager: Borries has a Bsc Degree in Civil Engineering and a Diploma in Land Surveying with good Mine Management background of 22 years in Production; Plant, Volumes and Geophysical Airborne Survey. He joined Kenya Fluorspar in May 2011 as Mine Manager. Borries has extensive experience in Selective Mining eg. "Gold" Hydro Terminal Deposits; "Diamonds" Kimberlitic Pipes and "Coal" He was Technical Manager West Africa; Project Manager Central Region for Fugro Airbone Surveys and Technical Manager Eqstra Mozambique.
Sakkie van Jaarsveld, Mobile equipment manager, worked as plant manager in large opencast mines in South Africa. He worked for Grinaker Construction as senior Plant manager, controlling and maintaining opencast and underground mining equipment as well as all equipment on Civil, Construction, Building and Crushing sites in Africa. His last assignment was as Mobile Equipment Plant manager for MCC mining in TETE , Mozambique. He joined Kenya Fluorspar in Feb 2012
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