Orway IQ has named former Sibanye-Stillwater employee Marnu Lombaard as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Lombaard, who was named company chief with effect from May, takes over from Fred Kock who filled the role temporarily during the establishment phase of the business development, the company said. Kock remains a Director and Technical Consultant within the business.
Lombaard joins the company from Sibanye-Stillwater’s gold segment where he held the position of Vice President Metallurgy and Surface operations.
“Marnu brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and an array of experiences in the mining industry on a national and global level,” Orway said. “His expertise in technology, global strategy and leadership combined with his strong operational experience in the mining industry, make him ideally suited to accelerate our remote optimisation consulting solution (MillROC) to the mineral processing industry.”
MillROC, a joint venture project between Orway Mineral Consultants and Process IQ, is focused on delivering a remote optimisation consulting service for the mineral processing industry. The cloud-based system is initially focusing on comminution circuits.
“The Orway IQ Board feels Marnu’s vision for our company leverages our strong digital foundations, embraces an innovation mindset, builds on our customer-centric culture and invests in the capability of our people,” the company said.