RPMGlobal expands in North America

RPMGlobal has upped the ante in Canada in response to strong customer demand for its software, consulting and advisory business, prompting the company to build up its Toronto and Calgary presence.

The company’s North American consulting and advisory division has been experiencing a surge in customers on the back of product improvements and more firms are turning to RPMGlobal as they seek alternative offerings from current suppliers.

Philippe Baudry, RPMGlobal’s executive general manager, advisory services, said the company recently took the opportunity to undertake a milestone strategic review of its offerings and services in Canada.

“With 2019 marking RPMGlobal’s 50 year celebration, it was an opportune time to carry out a business review of how our customers use our services around the world while also assessing where additional investments could help our clients into the next decade,” he said. “It became apparent that our recent product enhancements and superior consulting services had been translating to new customers in North America, particularly throughout Canada.”

RPMGlobal has been active in Canada for more than four decades, initially under Pincock Allen and Holt (PAH) prior to the takeover of the group by RPMGlobal in 2008.

With the strategic review complete and with commodity prices stabilizing, Baudry said now was the right time to accelerate the company’s Canadian investment strategy.

“Our strong presence in Canada has seen us complete hundreds of consulting projects in addition to a significant amount of work for leading mining industry financiers across the region,” Baudry said. “We are very excited about the opportunities in Canada, as well as supporting Canadian-based companies operating in countries where RPMGlobal has deep domain knowledge.”

The first phase of the growth strategy has resulted in new strategic hires into Canada across the engineering and technology disciplines.

RPMGlobal has bolstered its North American management team, welcoming Sandeep Sandhu as general manager, North America for its technology division and with Jackie Wheeler appointed to the role of manager, Canada within the advisory arm. Wheeler brings with her a strong technical background across the Americas as well as a number of years working for one of Canada’s largest private equity groups. She will be based in the Toronto office.

“RPMGlobal partners with companies across the entire life cycle – from geology and exploration through to operational scenario analysis and technical site support,” Baudry said.  “This enables us to have a strong understanding of our customers’ needs and requirements across exploration, development and operations to in turn provide tailored solutions that create real value.”

RPMGlobal is excited about the momentum going forward. The company plans to continue to add further expertise to its Toronto team in underground engineering and metallurgy.

“We strive to provide depth and breadth in our service and technology offerings that not only deliver tangible productivity improvements but deliver a step-change in the value chain and our expansion activities in Canada align with this commitment,” Baudry said.

“Our 50 years of rich history, combined with ongoing investments in operational and technology improvements, positions RPMGlobal for success in the next phase of its expansion in the Canadian market,” he concluded.

This story first appeared in the Canadian Mining Journal

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