Our Team

Creators of Metallurgical Intelligence®

Meet The Team

John Vagenas

John Vagenas

Metallurgical Systems Founder and Managing Director

John is an experienced metallurgist, engineer and consultant, as well as founder and managing director of Metallurgical Systems. He is a member of the Export Council of Australia, a fellow of AusIMM, and an Alternate Director of Austmine. He is passionate about increasing transparency and improving compliance in the global mining sector, and speaks regularly at industry events.

John has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) from UNSW, and worked as a pilot with the Royal Australian Airforce before dedicating himself to the metallurgy sector. In 2006, John founded Elemental Engineering, delivering sophisticated process simulation and process development consulting services to the minerals processing industry.

During this time, John saw many plants operating without any detailed insight into their performance. Data capture and analysis were done manually, using error-prone, time-consuming spreadsheets, and most analysis was limited in its scope. John sought to improve this situation by bringing data and analytics into the minerals processing sector, and in 2010, founded Metallurgical Systems.

Under John’s ownership and management, Metallurgical Systems has grown to feature a strong team of specialists, including software developers, data scientists, engineers and metallurgists. We also have a dedicated research and development team to ensure our suite of software is continually evolving and exceeding our customers’ expectations.

Sarah Buckler
Support Engineering Manager

Thein Htike

Thein Htike
Lead Developer

Scott Hu

Scott Hu
Software Developer

Gary Larking

Gary Larking
Programme Manager

Alan Ngu

Alan Ngu
Principal Process Engineer

Luke Peters

Luke Peters
Senior Process Engineer

Prati Pozniak

Pratigya Pozniak
Executive Coordinator & Communications Manager

Alan Shenfield

Alan Shenfield
Process Engineer

Melanie Stramotas

Melanie Stramotas
Process Engineer

Caroline Vagenas

Caroline Vagenas
General Manager

Vlad Vasylevskyi

Vlad Vasylevskyi
IT Project Manager

Max Yang

Max Yang
Chief Technology Officer

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