Krzysztof (Kris) Biegaj
Krzysztof (Kris) Biegaj â€“ Bio Member of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM) has 25 years+ mining experience in various parts of the World, majority in Australia. Originally from Poland, where he had obtained mining engineering degree with honors. Since early 1986 he has been living and working in Australia. He is a holder of the Western Australian (WA) 1st Class Mine Managerâ€™s Certificate of Competency (Metalliferous) and WA 1st Class Mine Managerâ€™s Certificate of Competency (Coal). His experience includes 7 years in underground coal mining in Poland (mine management and mines rescue), 4.5 years with the WA Department of Mines - 2 years as a Special Inspector of Mines/Senior Ventilation Officer based in Karratha and 2.5 years as a District Inspector of Mines/Deputy Regional Mining Engineer in Kalgoorlie. Since April 1992 when he had joined WMC Resources Ltd (then the biggest Mining Company in Australia), he has been working in mine management as Underground Mine Manager, Mining Manager, Relieve-Registered Mine Manager, Registered Mine Manager, General Manager/Director and Business Improvement - Mining Consultant in Australia (majority of it), Russia, Kazakhstan, Ghana, Mongolia and Philippines. Most of his experience has been in underground operations. And in open pit mining, iron ore included. Since 2003 Kris Biegaj in parallel to his mine management work, through his Company Ausvac Mining Pty Ltd has been conducting hands-on mine floor material recovery operations in Australia with the use of the mobile supersucker/giant mobile vacuum cleaner designed and built in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. The machine is based on the late 60-ties of the last Century South Australian machines which have been used to mine opals i.e. designed and constructed in Australia.