Globally reputed developer of Leapfrog 3D geological modelling software, Aranz Geo has opened an office in Belo Horizonte, Brazil for sales and support.
Having observed a 50% increase in license uptake in the Brazilian market over the past year, ARANZ Geo decided to open an office to support their fast growing user base in the region.
Shaun Maloney, ARANZ Geo’s CEO says that Brazil boasts a rich variety of mineral deposits and has a modern mining industry eager to embrace technological advances. The top down workflow approach of Leapfrog Geo is ideal for handling large amounts of data, developing multiple models and further reducing risk in both operating mines and exploration.
Leapfrog Geo’s workflow solution allows users to rapidly construct multiple geological models that consider multiple hypotheses, tested against multiple futures for more realistic, sophisticated and robust evaluation.
Leapfrog Brazil will offer Leapfrog Fundamentals training, 30-day evaluation licenses, email and phone support, and project assistance. Provided by qualified and experienced geologists, project assistance will deliver expert collaboration on modelling projects to further fast track progress.
Experienced mining geologist Ignacio Torresi has been appointed as Brazil Country Manager. Customers can therefore, contact a local Leapfrog expert who speaks their language, lives in their time zone and has an understanding of local conditions.
Torresi has worked as an Exploration, QAQC, Lead and Modelling Geologist in both Argentina and Brazil. He will be joined in the office by new appointments Daniela Ximenes, Commercial Manager and Marcelo Freitas, Project Geologist. Nick Fogarty continues as Latin American Regional Director.
Ximenes, a lawyer with an MBA in Business Administration (Ibmec MG) and an MBA in Corporate Finance (FGV), is responsible for managing ARANZ Geo key accounts in Latin America.
Marcelo Freitas, a graduate from UFMG with a Bachelor of Science, will offer expert project assistance and Leapfrog support.
ARANZ Geo has grown steadily since Leapfrog was first introduced to the mining industry in 2004. The company’s strategy is to offer localised expert support for hands-on help and assistance where it’s needed.
ARANZ Geo now has sales and support offices in Brazil and Australia, as well as Leapfrog distributor offices in South Africa, Denmark, Canada, Chile and Peru. The R&D and head office is based in Christchurch, New Zealand.