Haulage & Loading 2023 Presentations

Preliminary program as of 3/16/2023

subject to change

Keynote: Rethinking Haulage & Loading Techniques

Monday, April 3, 2023, 8:30 a.m.

By Adriaan Davidse, director, Deloitte

Emissions Reduction Efforts

Session 1: Monday, April 3, 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Advances with Electric-powered Hydraulic Excavators

By Peter Buhles, vice president, Komatsu Germany

DT-74: Journey to the World’s First At-scale Zero-emissions Haul Truck

By Tomas Lafferriere​, director market intelligence, First Mode

Reducing Carbon Intensity While Optimizing Performance

By Cayce Kerr, director-mining, Finning Canada

Trolley-assist, Batteries and Beyond

Session 2: Monday, April 3, 10:45 a.m-Noon

Implementing Trolley-assist at New and Existing Operations

By Joy Mazumdar, vice president-product management, Wabtec

Electrification Technologies and Mine Infrastructure Requirements for Haulage Fleets

By George Shehata, project development-processing industries, ABB

Autonomous and Operator-assisted Operations

Session 3: Monday, April 3, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

AHS and The Valley of Despair

By Craig Gillespie, manager, AHS deployments, Absolute Autonomous

Automation Isn’t ‘All or Nothing’– A Practical Example of Incremental Automation in Drilling

Stacy Curtis, senior product manager, autonomous, Hexagon Mining

Practical Considerations for Autonomous Mining

By Diederik Lugtigheid, president, ASI Mining

Panel Discussion: Future Haulage Options

Monday, April 3, 2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Moderator: Dr. Tim Joseph, principal, JPI Mine Equipment & Engineering

Progressive Operations

Session 4: Tuesday, April 4, 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Integrating Road Management Into Operations to Improve Pit Productivity

By Paul Pepper, mine operations superintendent and Josh Prinsen, engineering superintendent, Agnico Eagle’s Detour Gold Mine

Innovative Operations Management, Technology Solutions and Real Time System Development

By Steve Engler, director of information services, KMC Mining and Craig Dirk, president and CEO, KMC Mining

Gains & Losses – A Collection of Truck-Shovel Continuous Improvement (and Unimprovement) Stories

By Terry Morris, mine manager, Nevada Gold Mines


Session 5: Tuesday, April 4, 10:15 a.m.-Noon

Why Tire Strategy Matters

By Mark Goode, director, business insights, Kal Tire

Development of the Air Suspension Wheel

By Zoltan Kemeny, president and CEO, Global Air Cylinder Wheel

Rope Shovel Wear and Performance Analysis

By David Harcus, researcher, Innotech

Shovel/Excavator Decarbonization: Look to Revitalization & Optimization

Jerry Gohre, director of power electronic, Flanders

Operator Improvement

Session 6: Tuesday, April 4, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Advanced Analytics Puts Our Haul Truck Drivers in the “Drivers Seat” of Safe Production and Operational Excellence

By Megan Golden, senior mine engineer, Freeport McMoRan, and Brianna Griffin, enterprise product leader, Freeport McMoRan

Lessons Learned From Haul Truck Operator Near-Miss Events

By Jonathan Hrica, general engineer, Pittsburgh Mining Research Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Mining Asset Optimization with a Focus on Operation Actions

By Ken Bell, P.E., MBA, vice president, production, mining & extraction, Syncrude


Using Data and Maintenance to Improve Sustainability

Session 7: Tuesday, April 4, 2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Enabling Connectivity and Data Access at the Detour Lake Mine – A Case Study

By Kirk Petroski, founder and executive chairman, Symboticware

Good Economics for Engines and the Environment

By Arthur Brown, vice president-technical services, Crown CRT

Using Machine Learning to Improve Mine Haulage Sustainability

By Kevin Dagenais, CEO, Cascadia Scientific

Intelligent Dump Bodies

By Manuel Medel, president, Duratray International, and Dr. Pablo Rossi, CTO, Duratray International

The Essentials Workshop

Session 8: Wednesday, April 5, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

By Tim Joseph, principal, JPI Mine Equipment & Engineering

Participants will learn how to create roads that are more effective, longer lasting and efficient for the haulage fleet, generating higher hauler performance and lower maintenance issues. From the way a hauler interacts with the road to the impact on emissions and tires; attendees will receive actionable ideas they can immediately implement at their mining operations.

Post-conference Tinaja Tour

Wednesday, April 5, 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

By Tim Joseph, principal, JPI Mine Equipment & Engineering

Cat/Finning is hosting a limited number of full conference delegates at its Tinaja Hills Proving Grounds, registration fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, and tacos and beer after the event.