Gemcom Software International has announced that Warren Johnstone has rejoined the company as vice president of global services. He previously served as regional vice president of Gemcom’s Africa business unit from 2004 to 2007 and has also overseen its operations in Europe, Australia and Asia.

In his new role, Warren Johnstone will work with the company’s global services teams to enable Gemcom’s clients to unlock the full value technology delivers.

Gemcom’s president and CEO Rick Moignard says, “We are delighted to welcome Warren back to the team. Warren’s background in mining technology and his hands-on, global mining experience working with clients in the field has allowed him, like Gemcom, to be at the forefront in helping clients benefit from the synergy between mining services and mining software.

“With demand for Gemcom’s services growing throughout the world, he will play an important role in ensuring our clients have the solutions they need to address both their day-to-day operational challenges and industry-wide issues such as staff shortages.”

Warren Johnstone has more than 17 years of mining industry experience encompassing academic research, mineral exploration, mining technology and financial analysis. He has worked on mineral projects and with mining operations in Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to returning to Gemcom, he established a mining consultancy in the UK, was technical advisor to private clients in the resources sector and worked as a mining analyst for Edison Investment Research.

“I am excited to be returning to Gemcom to help our clients achieve their goals by leveraging the depth of capabilities our services organization provides,” he says. “Our services teams are made up of some of the most talented people working in the industry today. They are experienced in a broad range of commodities and mining sectors and have expertise in the disciplines that drive mining. As a group, we are passionate about the role technology plays in our clients’ businesses, that’s why we are influencing a move towards the mining industry embracing the full value it has to offer.”

Gemcom’s services offerings span the mining value chain, encompassing geology, engineering and operations. Its mining professionals consult with clients on technical and operational requirements and support them in areas such as geological modelling, mine design, planning, scheduling, production, and process optimisation. The company’s services are distinct from traditional providers as they are focused on enabling its clients to leverage its technology to its full potential.

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