Operations Manager, Relining
Kevin Lonergan is Russell Mineral Equipment’s Operations Manager for Mill Relining, a position that principally oversees the delivery of fast, reliable and safe reline services for RME clients around the world.
In this logistically-busy and highly-diverse project role, Kevin leads a range of functions. Firstly, he ensures the formation, competence and safe work practices of RME’s specialised reline crew are world’s best practice, as well as their preparedness to manage the risks encountered in confined spaces and remote locations. Secondly, with the support of this skilled crew, Kevin undertakes resource planning and management of mill reline equipment installations, liner replacements and decommissioning projects. Finally, he’s also responsible for cultivating strong Customer relationships and business development opportunities in order to build a predictable pipeline of work for the RME mill reline team. This enables RME to plan for the future, and frees up the clients capacity to focus on their core business of driving mine productivity and profitability.
Kevin joins RME with 20+ years’ in senior management in the maintenance and construction sector where he gained experience across a wide-range of mine sites and technical projects around Australia. Most recently, Kevin was Project Director and National Project Manager for Downer Infrastructure Services, Project Director for the Walz Group, General Manager with Ahrens Group and Mastermyne, one of Australian leading contractors to the mining sector, as well as QLD Operations Manager for UGL Resources.
Kevin’s career began in the late 1980’s when he completed a Boilermaker trade. In the years following, he undertook a number of practical technical studies in welding, supervision and inspection which provided a valuable foundation for his professional development. In 1995 Kevin completed an advanced certification in Engineering with the TAFE and has recently completing a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from CQU.