Vice President, Global Sales and Services, CiDRA Minerals Processing
John Viega serves as Vice President, Global Sales & Service at CiDRA Minerals Processing. John has over 32 years’ experience in operations, finance, sales & marketing and service of leading-edge imaging and sensing technologies in global industrial markets. John also serves as Vice President, General Manager of CiDRA Oilsands, Ltd which is focused on providing services and products to the oil sands that enable increased production and efficiencies. John received a BA degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut, an M.B.A. from the University of Hartford, and has completed course work towards an M.S. in International Management at Rennsaeler Polytechnic Institute.
Leveraging an Innovative and Unique Particle Size Measurement Technology in a Copper Concentrator: Transforming Data to Knowledge to Actionable Decisions
The adoption of transformative process measurement technologies in industrial plants, including mineral processing concentrators, does not follow the pattern of the rapid development and adoption, that for example, information technologies follow. These technologies regularly morph into new features and functionality, that provide ever increasing speed and access to information that can be converted into knowledge and action.
John’s presentation will: (1) explore why transformative technologies are slow to be adopted in the minerals processing industry, (2) provide a case study of how a copper concentrator, an early adopter of the PST technology, leveraged the value of real time information - not attainable with traditional technology - and how they transformed information into knowledge thereby increasing operating efficiency and net metal production, and (3) describe how this transformative technology can be an enabler for concentrators to ‘cross the chasm’ and capitalize on new trends in the industry for coarse particle recovery.