Excellence in Beneficiation  and Agglomeration   

Management Team 


Lars Dümmel - Chief Executive   Officer

  • Certified in Business Administration, Staatliche Studienakademie, Berufsakademie Mannheim, Germany
  • Proficient in German, English and Portuguese
  • 25 years of experience in minerals and metals processing with Lurgi, Outokumpu, Outotec and Metso:Outotec
  • Specialities: business development and sales, contract management, finance and controlling

Michael Müller - Chief Operating Officer

  • Certified Civil Engineer, University of Applied Science, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Proficient in German, English, Portuguese
  • 15 years of industrial experience with CMS Westplan, Outotec
  • Specialities: project management, business development

Thomas Schwalm - Chief Technology Officer

  • Certified Engineer Minerals Processing, Mining Academy Freiberg, Germany 
  • Proficient in German, English, Portuguese
  • 25 years of industrial experience with Lurgi, Outotec, Paul Wurth
  • Specialities: process engineering, raw materials, project management

Manfred Tapfer - Senior Vice-President 

  • Certified Engineer and Geologist, Justus von Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
  • Proficient in German and English
  • 30 years of industrial experience with Refratechnik, Wacker, Outotec, Paul Wurth 
  • Specialities: business and market development, project management