About

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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

Our priority is your safety

We respect and value all

Together we succeed

We act with integrity.

We are committed to excellence

Meet our team

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Ryan Kerr

President

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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Waheed Sulaiman

VP Africa

Chemical engineering graduate. Bachelor’s in business administration. 20+ years’ experience in manufacturing, mining, and chemical industries. Previously worked for Dow Chemicals, BHP Billiton, Wescoal Holdings and Octagon Minerals as Managing Director or Senior Manager Business Development.

“We have a strong local presence, supported by a global network, which enables us to craft value adding solutions which meet the needs of the local environment.”

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Sateesha Seetharam

Head of APAC

Mechanical Engineering graduate. Master’s in engineering management. 30 years’ experience in engineering technology, manufacturing, and Business management. Previously worked for Sahana Industries, in India, as the Managing director and for Crown Forklifts, in Australia, in pure R&D

“Minova APAC operates in hugely diverse market. Diversity ranges from multi ethnicity, language and varied economic conditions. APAC business supports its customer base across coal, hard rock and civil construction/infrastructure segments from India to Japan in the northern hemisphere and Australia and New Zealand in the southern.”

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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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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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Peter Assinder

Head of Marketing & Technology

Geology graduate. Masters in Geotechnical Engineering and a Chartered Geologist & Scientist, with 28 years’ experience in engineering, technology and sales roles across consultancy and technical manufacturing industries, for the mining and infrastructure sectors.

“Our focus remains on developing products and solutions which answer our customers’ requirements now, whilst providing Research & Development to support the future trends we see in mechanization, automation, environmental and social impact, digitization and increased safety and efficiency.”

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Piotr Peczak

VP Finance

Qualified Accountant. Master’s in Business Administration. 30+ years’ experience in manufacturing in consumer goods and industrial products. Previously worked for Mars, Akzo Nobel and private equity. 20+ years’ experience as a Finance Director/VP Finance or Regional Finance Director.

“We will continue to invest in fit for purpose systems that will underpin our performance improvements and the enhancement of customer and business value.”

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Frank Unterschemmann

Head of HR

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.”