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General Manager and Principal Geomechanics Engineer
Mr. Cotesta has over 19 years of experience working on many aspects of geomechanics design for mine evaluation studies (scoping through execution), covering a wide range of mineral deposits for both greenfield and brownfield projects. His experience on these types of projects involves the collection, analysis and interpretation of site characterization data, integration, and analysis of multi-disciplinary datasets (geological, mine planning/production, geomechanical), sequence evaluation and optimization, stope and crown pillar design, numerical modelling, model calibration, trade-off studies and mining method evaluation. Mr. Cotesta is a Registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario and is a Director of Itasca Canada.