Adding Value to a Mining Business Using Diversification, Recycling, and Sustainability With Craig Bradshaw
In this episode, we chat with Craig Bradshaw, CEO of Masan High-Tech Material Corporation who has the vision to become a leading global integrated supplier of high-tech advanced materials critical to global innovation. They also operate the Nui Phao Mine, in Vietnam.
Craig is an experienced mining executive with a finance and commercial background and extensive experience in South East Asia. He talks about the company and how they have transformed Mason High-Tech Material Corporation, over the past few years. As well as what the future holds. Craig shares the important lessons he learned as a graduate at Mt Is with MIM and the importance and value add you get from more personal face-to-face interaction than over Zoom/Teams.
The Nui Phao Mine is one of the most complex mines in the world.
It is a polymetallic site with tungsten, fluorspar, copper, bismuth, and a bit of gold.
They now produce a range of metal-based products, including Tungsten powder.
Turning the raw metals into the final product opens up a huge list of opportunities, which are discussed in detail, in the episode.
Their products are used to build and renew urban infrastructure, renewables, electric vehicles, medicine, and many other industries.
When you produce a unique product that is tailor made for your customer, they become wedded to you.
Adding recycling to the mix has provided a long list of new opportunities for Masan.
Alongside their customers Masan has developed several new approaches to recycling, which he explains during the episode.
Masan Resources is positioning itself to be ready for when raw materials like lithium will be in short supply.
Sustainability is no longer seen as a cost. Doing it well saves money.
Urban mines that recycle urban waste are an important part of the future.
Technology has its place, but you can´t beat face to face for building relationships, sharing knowledge, and solving problems.
Now we socialise less with colleagues, it is harder to build relationships and mentoring does not happen naturally.
‘It is a polymetallic site with tungsten, fluorspar, copper, bismuth, and a bit of gold.´
‘The quality of your people is the difference between a poor company, a good company, and a great company.’
‘When you are adding value to that process, you are adding value to your customers.’
‘Face-to-face collaboration adds greater value to an organisation than the cost of a flight and accommodation.’
ABOUT THE HOST
Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community insight into people's experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.
Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specializing in all areas of mining across the globe from the first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our client's organizations in any mining discipline or level.
Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.
Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content about the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.