Dr Xavier Amils holds a PhD in Physics – Materials Science, and is the Global Market Development Director of Bridon-Bekaert, The Ropes Group. He has more than 15 years of rope industry experience in technical, commercial and strategic positions. For several years, he was the Technical and Development Manager for Wire Rope Industries in LATAM, supporting open and underground mining hoist businesses.
As Global Market Development Director, Xavier manages technical and innovative projects in Western and Emerging Countries. He is the owner of market development initiatives across the group, with emphasis on the introduction of new products and the initiation of digital activities for rope-hoist related smart field services.
Xavier was responsible for the first successful trials of hybrid ropes in underground mining. This breakthrough has opened the possibility for operators to improve safety and productivity of existing and new shafts by increasing rope payload and life.
He has published more than 25 peer reviewed technical papers and filed more than 10 patents.
Xavier Amils, Global Market Development Director – Bridon-Bekaert The Ropes Group, will be presenting on: Applying advanced materials technologies to increase productivity and safety in mining. Download the programme here.