RVTG Announces Addition to Board of Directors
GREATER SUDBURY, Ontario, Canada – Rail-Veyor® Technologies Global Inc announced today the appointment of Michelle Ash to the company’s board of directors, effective April 15, 2020. Ash’s appointment brings the board membership to six.
“We are excited to welcome Michelle to our board of directors. She brings years of leadership in key areas, such as mining innovation, strategy implementation, and project execution, that are vital to our future operations and strategy,” said Jim Fisk, RVTG Executive Chair. “Michelle’s counsel and expertise will bring energy to our board and strengthen RVTG’s commitment to the mining industry to better serve our employees, customers, and shareholders.”
Ash is currently CEO of GEOVIA at Dassault Systèmes and has made significant contributions to the mining sector with a focus on innovation strategy, technology, and digital transformation. She is highly passionate about mining and infrastructure and remains focused on delivering sustainable solutions that help these sectors to continue to create and shape the world in which we live.
As Chair of the Global Mining Guidelines Group – GMG, Michelle has contributed to develop best practices and guidelines for the implementation of technology and socially enabled changes in the mining industry. She is also on the advisory board of several start-ups such as Petra Data Science, OffWorld, Behault, Descartes Labs and MineSpider.
Previously she was Chief Innovation Officer at Barrick Gold Corporation where she oversaw the company’s innovation program, looking both at how innovation can drive productivity in the existing business as well as how it can be harnessed to deliver alternative business models. Ash began her career as a blasting engineer with Rio Tinto and has held several operational roles in various mining companies and across commodities.
Michelle was named to the 2016 list of “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” by Women in Mining UK and won the Technology Innovator of the Year Award by Mines and Technology in 2019. She holds a degree in Civil Engineering and an Executive MBA from the Melbourne Business School; she also holds a degree in Psychology from Deakin University.
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Rail-Veyor Technologies Global Inc is the premier solution for material haulage offering an emission-free, battery-free, and autonomous technology. RVTG offers a complete solution to industries looking for an innovative way to move industrial, mining, or agricultural products. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver safe, effective, and efficient solutions.
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