Kelvin Creber

OUR EXPERTSMeet Our Global Team Kelvin CreberProject Engineer M.Eng. (Mechanical), 2017; B.Eng. (Mechanical), 2013, McGill University Kelvin is a Project Engineer at Paterson & Cooke’s Sudbury, Ontario practice. He has been with Paterson & Cooke since 2018 and is a member of P&C’s Global Backfill Group. He has been involved in mine backfill since working … Read More

Rob Brown

OUR EXPERTSMeet Our Global Team Rob Brown Director & Principal Engineer BSc Mining Engineering, 1994, Laurentian University Rob joined our team in 2010 and set up our Canadian company in Sudbury, Ontario, where he is now based. He is a director of Paterson & Cooke North America and leads our Global Backfill Group. Rob is … Read More

Ben Thompson

OUR EXPERTSMeet Our Global Team Ben ThompsonSenior Geomechanics Specialist PhD in Rock Physics, 2006 MESci Geophysics and Geology, 2001 University of Liverpool Ben joined Paterson & Cooke in 2022 and is based out of our Sudbury, Canada office. As a senior geomechanics specialist, Ben has led numerous barricade design and backfill strength consulting projects. He … Read More

Kobus Pietersen

OUR EXPERTSMeet Our Global Team Kobus PietersenSenior Engineer BEng (Mech), 2007 University of Stellenbosch Kobus joined the Paterson & Cooke team in 2011 and is based in our Cape Town office in South Africa. Kobus is a senior engineer with experience in hydraulics, mineral sands, mine backfill, mechanical design, project management, and on-site commissioning. His … Read More

Stephen Wilson

OUR EXPERTSMeet Our Global Team Stephen WilsonPrincipal BEng (Mining), 2002 University of Exeter; ACSM, 2002 Camborne School of Mines Stephen joined the team in 2013 and is based in our Cornwall, UK office. He is the managing director of the Paterson & Cooke Europe operation. Stephen is a chartered Mining Engineer and a Fellow of … Read More

Casey Schmitt

OUR EXPERTSMeet Our Global Team Casey SchmittSenior Engineer BSc Engineering (Mech) (Honors), 2007 Montana Tech Casey joined the team in 2009 and is a senior engineer in our Denver office. He has managed and conducted various engineering stages of tailings dewatering, backfill plant and distribution, and slurry transport system designs. He has also led and … Read More

Matt Bachman

OUR EXPERTSMeet Our Global Team Matt BachmanManaging Director BSc Engineering (Civil), 1999 University of Nebraska Matt joined our team in 2011 and is now the managing director of Paterson & Cooke’s North American practice based in Golden, Colorado. Matt has extensive mining project experience, from early-stage studies through detailed engineering, construction, and commissioning. His broad … Read More

Mauritz van der Walt

OUR EXPERTSMeet Our Global Team Mauritz van der WaltSenior Project Manager BEng (Chem) (Mineral Processing), 2006 University of Stellenbosch Mauritz joined our team in 2010 and is located in our Sudbury office in Ontario, Canada. Prior to joining Paterson & Cooke, he worked in the platinum mining industry in South Africa, where he gained invaluable … Read More

Brent Robitaille

OUR EXPERTSMeet Our Global Team Brent RobitailleDirector B.E.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, 2009 Western University Brent joined Paterson & Cooke in 2019 as a senior engineer and is now a director of our Canadian practice, based in Sudbury. With extensive experience in consulting engineering, mineral processing, and project management, Brent has gained notable expertise in the field … Read More

Paul Carmichael

OUR EXPERTSMeet Our Global Team Paul CarmichaelProject Engineer BEng Mining (Hons), 2012 University of New South Wales Paul joined Paterson & Cooke in 2022 and is a mining and backfill specialist based at our Sudbury office in Canada. Paul’s specialisations include site commissioning and troubleshooting of mine backfill projects, fill strength optimisation, backfill system management, … Read More