Martin Politick

Martin Politick (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Martin Politick

  • create a vision and plan for new technology products applied to open pit mining
  • design system architecture for new technology solutions
  • project management for new technology products

Martin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from the Université de Montréal – École Polytechnique.

He spent more than 15 years working for AQUILA Mining Systems and Caterpillar Inc. as both a member of the Engineering team and Engineering Manager of the Montreal development team. In this latter role, he led the development of the entire AQUILA drill (monitoring, control and HPGPS guidance) and dragline (monitoring, HPGPS guidance) products.

Martin also participated in the Caterpillar autonomous programs for haul-trucks and blasthole drills, as well as overseeing parts of the Caterpillar MineStar fleet management system development and drill control products for the Atlas-Copco PitViper 351 blasthole drill.

In the area of HPGPS and fleet management systems, Martin has been involved in the deployment and testing of these systems for mine sites throughout the world including South Africa, the United States, Canada, Australia, and Latin America.

Martin’s specific capabilities and demonstrated experience includes a unique ability to create broad and pragmatic visions and plans for new mobile technology products applied to open-pit mining. He is also experienced in detailed system architecture design for new technology solutions with a focus on delivering actual products – rather than “one-offs”- based on defined end-user requirements. He also has demonstrated abilities to manage complex technology product development efforts with a heavy field deployment component.

Martin has completed the Making Great Leaders training by the Hay Group, 6 Sigma, and is MSHA and First-Aid training certified.

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