ROCKLABS® was established in 1969, as a commercial laboratory specialising in geochemical analysis and fire assaying. Since 1975 ROCKLABS has been a global innovator in the sample preparation equipment field. We combine New Zealand ingenuity and technical excellence to successfully compete on the world stage. ROCKLABS became a part of SCOTT® in 2008, and has leveraged their engineering expertise, to extend our core range of products and automated systems.
ROCKLABS products now play a central part in the success of leading organisations in the fields of metals and minerals research, mining and exploration around the world. This is a testament to our ability to understand our global markets and consistently meet customer demands and expectations.
Our early achievements in the mining and exploration industries created a platform for development of equipment designed specifically for commercial and mine site laboratory environments. Whilst still being world leaders in supplying clients in these sectors, we have continued to enhance our core products and adapt them for virtually any endeavour requiring world-leading sample preparation equipment.
ROCKLABS works in partnership with our customers to find a solution. We take pride in our problem solving ability and use constant two-way communication to establish and address our customers specific needs. Our partnership approach is central to our success. We often work on-site with our customers installing systems and training their people. We work very efficiently, minimising disruption to customers operations whilst installing, testing and fine-tuning the equipment.
Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry holding positions from production supervisor, engineer to general management. He has held executive roles in mining operations, consulting, contracting as well as high tech start-ups.
Mike has a strong and proven record of innovation in the products delivered as well as the models for delivery. He understands the safety and cost drivers for operators and is committed to ensuring Rocklabs delivers value for customers.
Andrew is responsible for mechanical and controls engineering at ROCKLABS. His team designs and develops automated systems, new products and supports the current product range for the mining industry.
Andrew joined ROCKLABS in 2008 as a design and project engineer, before becoming the Engineering Manager in 2014. He has a strong engineering and project management background, with extensive experience in automation, design, manufacturing and sample preparation equipment.
Oleg joined ROCKLABS in November 1999 having previously worked in geological survey and exploration for a number of companies located in Eastern Siberia (Russia). His role involves providing customer solutions, setting up new agencies and negotiating sales.
Oleg has extensive experience in sampling in the many stages of exploration and mining having managed exploration works including drilling, trenching and exploding. His practical experience allows him to understand customer needs and provide advice in professional sampling preparation.
Adrian joined SCOTT® Technology in April 2013 as Director Business Development, tasked with providing added-value service to customers and distributors in The Americas.
Adrian's 25-year career in mining services began in the sample prep area with Bondar-Clegg Canada Ltd and he has held various positions in laboratory operations and management. More recently his work has included start up business for Anachemia Science in Santiago with later responsibilities as Sales Manager for South America and Director Business Development for Mexico and South America
Under Adrian's supervision, a new ROCKLABS distribution and service office has been created in Santiago, Chile, to be followed by a similar project in Vancouver, Canada.