Minova is an industry leader of ground support and geotechnical solutions for mining, tunnelling and surface ground engineering projects. We are known for our high-quality products, technical expertise and customer problem-solving. Our 140-year track record of developing and delivering innovative ground support solutions is a heritage we are proud of. 



With manufacturing plants across five continents, and operations in more than 25 countries, we offer our customers full portfolio solutions, consisting of a comprehensive range of bolting systems, injection chemicals, grouts, resin capsules and sprayable membranes, coatings, and services.  

We proactively develop and nurture partnerships that deliver value and support our customers securing their safety, performance, and efficiency. 

We are there when you need us. 



Our Values


Try new things, be entrepreneurial, speak up and do the right thing.


Have the desire, enthusiasm and commitment to being the best.


Deliver outstanding business results by stretching your capabilities.


Drive collaboration through the exchange of ideas and views.

Meet our team

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Ryan Kerr


Business graduate. Master’s in business administration. 27 years’ experience in HR and manufacturing businesses. Previously worked for Sappi, BHP Aluminium, Manganese & Nickel, Anglo American Ltd., and Integrated Global Partners. 15+ years’ experience in VP or President roles.

“We are excited to have the Aurelius Group as our new owners and continue our expansion and sector growth strategies. Minova has an excellent reputation in the market for partnering with our customers, providing them with best-in-class ground control solutions”.

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Michael Portwood

VP Americas

Business graduate. Master’s in business administration. 30+ years’ experience in engineering and manufacturing. Previously worked for American Wire Products, Toyota, family-owned machine tooling business and Orica Mining Services.

“Across North America and LATAM we continue to expand our sales & technical excellence, providing customers with technical expertise, product solutions, equipment and installation across the mining and infrastructure sectors.”

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Ross Wotherspoon

VP Australia

Mechanical Engineering graduate, Master’s in Business Administration, PhD in innovation and technology management. 30+ years’ experience leading technically complex production, sales, and service organisations across manufacturing, consulting, mining and metals. Previously worked for BHP, CSR, Metso, and Motion.

“Minova Australia is the trusted partner in coal, hard rock, and civil construction segments across our region. We have a laser like focus on supporting and delivering value to our customers - safely, reliably, and efficiently.”

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Michael Napoletano

VP Europe CIS

Economics graduate. Master’s in Business Administration. 30+ years’ experience in manufacturing, mining, and capital goods. Previously worked for Chevron, Caterpillar & Boart Longyear. Established and sold a business to Caterpillar.

“There is no global, regional, or local connectivity without infrastructure. In Minova’s business we pride ourselves on improving this connectivity while keeping things safely moving; be it a metro project in Moscow or Prague; a tunnelling project in Eastern Europe or a motorway stabilisation project in the UK.”

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Frank Unterschemmann

Head of PMO

Business graduate. Master’s in Business Administration. 17 years’ experience in HR and manufacturing business. He started as an apprentice at Minova in 2004 and took on responsible HR roles early on. Through the roles of HRBP for Western Europe and Senior HRBP EMEA/CIS, he took on the role of Head of HR for Minova Global in 2018.

“Minova values, respects and appreciates the contributions of our employees who work all over the world and represent a multicultural environment where individual beliefs and needs are respected. Minova is committed to promoting equal opportunities and supports an environment that enables everyone to fulfil their potential. Diversity and inclusion are valued and embedded throughout the organisation.”

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Jonas Saunders

General Counsel

German qualified attorney. 15+ years' experience in different roles both, inhouse and in law-firms. General Counsel in PE-backed industrials since 2018.

“In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: Integrity, intelligence, and energy. And, if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you (Warren Buffett).”