Claudio Figueroa Rivera
Regional Business Development Manager, South America
Claudio Figueroa Rivera is Russell Mineral Equipment’s Regional’s Business Development Manager for South America – a region that has become a focal point for exploration and investment by global mining organisations.
Claudio joined RME’s South American operations in 2017 to forge deeper relationships with Customers in the region and raise the awareness of RME’s exceptional Customer support, spare parts provisioning, highly-specialised and extremely value-adding mill reline optimisation programs. In this role, Claudio works on a daily basis to identify Customer needs, intimately understand their unique challenges and objectives, and develop the best solution – a philosophy that RME follows to deliver faster and significantly safer relines, and increase the availability and performance of grinding mill operations.
Claudio is an experienced engineer with a deep knowledge of minerals processing in the region. Prior to RME, Claudio was 5 years with Bradken Limited, one of the world’s leading providers of mining equipment, as a regional technical sales manager working to improve the performance of comminution machinery for end-clients. He has spent time with Brazilian multinational and world’s largest producer of iron ore and nickel, Vale, as maintenance supervisor at a concentrator plant. Previous experience also included technical, maintenance and commercial roles at Norcast Castings Company Ltd (later acquired by Bradken), Yamana Gold Inc., and Metso, a world-leading Finnish company with specialised equipment for processing of natural resources and key servicing contracts in Brazil for screening equipment used in mining applications.
Claudio has a Bachelor of Engineering specialising in Production from the Universidade Santo Amaro, Unisa in São Paulo, Brazil, and received a certification as a Metallurgical Technician in Metallurgy from Soter, Brazil.