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We are pleased to announce that XPS Consulting & Testwork Services, a Glencore Company, has joined Laurentian Mining Innovation and Technology (LMIT) as an industrial member.

Over the last 10 years, XPS has been providing technical and innovative solutions to clients in over 25 countries around the globe in the areas of Process Mineralogy, Extractive Metallurgy, Process Control and Materials Technology. The combination of practical, operations experience with technical expertise, make XPS a logical fit with LMIT.

XPS will complement LMIT’s deep technical strengths through existing members MERC (Mineral Exploration Research Centre), Living with Lakes, CROSH/CRSST (The Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health) and Mirarco Mining Innovation. The combination of experience with the new ideas of existing graduates, Masters and PH.D. highly qualified persons will result in a very strong team of problem solvers for the global mining and metallurgical industry.

Vic Pakalnis, Laurentian University, Associate Vice President, LMIT commented, “I am delighted to welcome XPS to LMIT as our first industrial member. This is a welcome addition to our research, innovation eco-system”. Dr. Osman Abou-Rabia, Dean of Science, Engineering and Architecture and Chair of the LMIT Steering Committee added, “The exchange of ideas from academia and now from industry members at LMIT Steering Committee will benefit everyone.”

In addition, Dominic Fragomeni, P.Eng., Vice President of XPS, has been appointed a board member of Mirarco. Dominic commented “I am very pleased that XPS will be the first industrial member of LMIT and also that I have been selected as a board member of Mirarco. Technology and innovation is essential to the future of mining in Sudbury and the global industry as a whole. I believe LMIT along with XPS can play a significant role in the development and commercialization of technology to improve the sustainability of our industry for years to come.”

On behalf of XPS and LIMIT

Dominic Fragomeni, P.Eng., FCIM
Vice President, XPS

Vic Pakalnis, P.Eng, MBA, M.Eng. 
Associate Vice President, LMIT