Alex started his career as a process engineer at Phelps Dodge Morenci and Washington Group International, where heap leaching was his main focus. Since 2008 he has worked as a consulting metallurgical engineer, utilizing and developing flowsheet simulation software. Projects included gold, silver, cobalt, copper, nickel, uranium, iron ore, and potash in over 15 countries. This concerned amongst others mineral processing plant simulations for the optimization of both operating and greenfield projects. Technologies used in these projects are typically leaching, hydrometallurgy, comminution, beneficiation, and pyrometallurgy. Process audits, equipment list generation, design criteria, and production forecasting are just a few of the services in which Alex excels.