Leadership

Our leadership team

Leadership • MinA Gary Wheeler

Gary Wheeler

General Manager

Gary has 38 years of experience in commercial analytical laboratories. He is a well-known figure in the exploration industry, with experience in most areas of a laboratory including sample preparation, fire assay, wet lab and AAS.

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Gary has 38 years of experience in commercial analytical laboratories. He is a well-known figure in the exploration industry, with experience in most areas of a laboratory including sample preparation, fire assay, wet lab and AAS. He has held senior management roles focusing on providing client support and liaison, building up an understanding of the exploration industry and client requirements. He also project managed the set-up and commissioning of facilities within Australia.

In late 2010, Gary joined up with Ausdrill to establish MinAnalytical in Canning Vale and feeder preparation facilities in Ghana and Burkina Faso in West Africa. He developed the concept of moving the flow of samples from rig to assay. Gary was quick to see the potential of PhotonAssay technology and has been a key driver in its commercialisation, managing the rollout of the first two units in Canning Vale and Kalgoorlie.

Leadership • MinA Dave Martin

Dave Martin

Laboratory Manager

Dave has worked in process laboratory management since 1987 with a focus on ensuring client needs are managed at every step, from the arrival of samples to final reporting.

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Dave has worked in process laboratory management since 1987 with a focus on ensuring client needs are managed at every step, from the arrival of samples to final reporting. Dave has worked in most areas within the laboratory and has a sound understanding of what is required for the smooth and efficient flow of samples through the prep and assay process.

Dave has been with MinAnalytical since its inception and has assisted with the design, installation, systems and commissioning of the company. He has also been instrumental in the set-up of sample preparation units in Kalgoorlie and West Africa. 

Leadership • MinA Anthony Oteri

Anthony Oteri

Technical Manager

Anthony has been working in mining and laboratory environments since 2005. Prior to joining MinAnalytical, he worked in various mining laboratories across a diverse commodity range.

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Anthony has been working in mining and laboratory environments since 2005. Prior to joining MinAnalytical, he worked in various mining laboratories across a diverse commodity range, gaining several years of experience in the areas of quality assurance and quality control.

Anthony has a Bachelor of Science (BSc), Chemistry from Curtin University. He is a NATA lead assessor and member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for Professional Chemists.   

Leadership • MinA Derin Borstel

Devin Borstel

Production Manager

Devin joined MinAnalytical in 2012, starting in the sample preparation department, working up to the position of Production Manager.

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Devin joined MinAnalytical in 2012, starting in the sample preparation department, working up to the position of Production Manager. He acquired vital skills, including gaining a diploma in Laboratory Technology and knowledge used to help develop the company’s procedures, processes and techniques. Prior to becoming Production Manager, Devin worked as the production coordinator, overseeing the processing of samples through the entire facility.

Leadership • MinA Jared Olsen

Jared Olsen

Kalgoorlie Manager

Jared started his career in Kalgoorlie in 1998 and led laboratory operations in the mineral, coal, and oil and gas industries across the Asia-Pacific region ever since.

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Jared started his career in Kalgoorlie in 1998 and led laboratory operations in the mineral, coal, and oil and gas industries across the Asia-Pacific region ever since. Prior to joining MinAnalytical in 2018, he set up and commissioned laboratories in India, Malaysia and Australia, including site-based laboratories at remote mine sites and offshore drilling installations. Jared managed the introduction of PhotonAssay technology in Kalgoorlie.

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