Santiago Castro

OUR EXPERTS Meet Our Global Team Santiago Castro Managing Director: Iberia Eur Eng, MSC Mining Engineer, 2008, Polytechnic University of Madrid Santiago joined our team in 2021 to initiate our Iberian business and is based in P&C’s Madrid Office. He is a Chartered Mining Engineer with over 18 years of experience working on mining projects. … Read More

Mats Nordlund

OUR EXPERTS Meet Our Global Team Mats Nordlund Senior Project Manager Pulp & paper process and technical education Mats joined Paterson & Cooke in September 2023 and is based in the Nordic office in Västerås, Sweden. Mats is a senior project manager with previous experience in operating and developing process plants including backfill and thickener … Read More

Kelvin Creber

OUR EXPERTS Meet Our Global Team Kelvin Creber Project 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 … Read More

Rob Brown

OUR EXPERTS Meet 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 … Read More

Ben Thompson

OUR EXPERTS Meet Our Global Team Ben Thompson Senior 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 … Read More

Kobus Pietersen

OUR EXPERTS Meet Our Global Team Kobus Pietersen Senior 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 … Read More

Stephen Wilson

OUR EXPERTS Meet Our Global Team Stephen Wilson Principal 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 … Read More

Casey Schmitt

OUR EXPERTS Meet Our Global Team Casey Schmitt Senior 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 … Read More

Matt Bachman

OUR EXPERTS Meet Our Global Team Matt Bachman Managing 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. … Read More

Paul Carmichael

OUR EXPERTS Meet Our Global Team Paul Carmichael Project 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 … Read More