On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Graham Hunter - executive chairman, Matthew Bester – general manager, Africa, Elanie Joubert LiDAR systems engineer - Africa, Roberto Vargas – regional business development manager – Africa and Andrew Turner – senior systems engineer – Africa

3D Laser Mapping, the Bingham-based geospatial technology specialist, has announced two appointments ahead of a product launch in the African market.

The new additions also follow a period of strong sales in the mining market with the company’s automated monitoring system, SiteMonitor4D.

Roberto Vargas has been appointed regional business development manager for Africa, taking up an integral role in nurturing new business relationships across the continent.

He joins the company with over 13 years of experience across the mining and natural resources sector for Modular Mining and Trafigura Mining Group.

Also joining the growing team is LiDAR systems engineer, Elanie Joubert.

Joubert will assist in supporting technical operations in the African market, having previously worked as a GIS technician at South African consulting firm I @ Consulting.

Dr Graham Hunter, executive chairman at 3D Laser Mapping, said: “The arrival of Roberto and Elanie comes at a time of great momentum at 3D Laser Mapping. Our monitoring products are helping to provide automated business intelligence for many different industries, as well as increasing site safety records at mining sites across the world.

“Paving the way for our new product launch, SiteMonitor Live offers the ability to create real-time terrain models from multiple scanners, which will be particularly valuable for stockpile measurements and open pit mines.

“The appointments are also well timed with stories of a resurgence within the African mining industry, including Rio Tinto’s reports of a return to profit after increases in its energy and minerals divisions.

“The new team members will allow us to widen the reach of SiteMonitor and our universal mobile mapping system, ROBIN, which are suitable for a wider variety of applications than mining alone.”

DBS has retained Joe Price following his recent qualification as a solicitor.

Joe Price and Louise Johal

The newly qualified lawyer, who joined the firm in 2014, will be based at the Nottingham office, within the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution department.

Head of Litigation Louise Johal said: “I am delighted to retain Joe in the team. He has shown great resource and initiative during his training contract, and has the well rounded commercial acumen required to succeed in the modern legal world.”

Price said: “I am extremely pleased to be pursuing the next stage of my career with DBS. I was delighted to secure a position in my chosen field of expertise and I am looking forward to playing an integral role at DBS, in order to continue supporting our clients with straightforward advice and guidance across our chosen industry sectors.”

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