Kurt has been with Hatch since 1973, when he joined the firm after receiving his Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He had received his B.Sc., Engineering, Cum Laude, from Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1968.
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John Bianchini began his career at Hatch in 1985 and was appointed Director of our Non Ferrous group—which provides services to clients in base metals such as copper, nickel, cobalt, lead, zinc, uranium, and ferroalloys—in 1999.
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Dr. Doble joined Hatch in 1997. Prior to his current role as Global Managing Director for Hatch’s infrastructure business, he led our management consulting practice and our Iron & Steel business unit.
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Robert Francki joined Hatch immediately following his graduation with an Honors B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University in 1986.
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Rory Kirk joined Hatch in 2001 as Regional Director – Africa, Mining and Minerals Processing, and in 2002 was appointed as Project Director for the Impala Platinum underground mine and plant.
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Eric Kolatchew first joined Hatch in 1999 as Global Managing Director for Project & Construction Management, and returned in 2011 as Managing Director, Australasia.
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Joe Lombard joined Hatch in 2006 and was previously President and CEO of Aluminérie Alouette, the largest aluminum smelter in the Americas. At Aluminérie Alouette, Joe was responsible for a $1.5 billion expansion of its facility in Sept-Iles, Québec.
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Robert Metka joined Hatch in 1998. Prior to joining us, Robert served as Vice President and General Manager for several large metals, mining and mineral companies, where he met aggressive objectives for organizational growth and development.
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John Pearson began his career at Hatch in 1981 and is Global Managing Director—Energy, which includes leadership of the company’s Renewable Power, Oil & Gas, Thermal Energy, Nuclear, and Transmission & Distribution business units.
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Nils Voermann has executive responsibility for Hatch’s Business Practices globally, including Technologies, Systems, Consulting, Environmental Services and Operational Performance. These groups serve clients across the Mining & Metals, Energy and Infrastructure sectors. He also leads our Central North America region.
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