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mic holt
PROJECT deployment manager

Q. What is your role at Quartile One?
That really depends on what project I am working on. I have been Project Deployment Manager for a mining performance platform, Project Manager for Fixed Plant Opportunity Assessments and Fleet Management Systems and Project Analyst for Whole of Life Cost Modelling. Currently trying my hand at technology solutions for an Australian owned fleet management system manufacturer.

We hope to use our baseline and benchmarking capabilities to develop a dashboard system targeted specifically to individual customer needs. This performance dashboard will incorporate real-time mining data to help managers make short interval of control decisions throughout the shift by identifying metrics requiring attention before it is too late.

Q. What are your qualifications?
I have a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from RMIT in Melbourne and a Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology.

Q. When did you start at Quartile One?
16 November 2015.

Q. Why did you join the company?
I had a good interview with Andy and Jan and really liked the approach that the business had when it came to delivering projects and being inclusive from all levels of the business.

Q. What type of businesses do you work for?
Mostly mining, however recently I have been working for tech companies developing products for the mining industry.

Q. What has been your favourite project to date and why?
I would say installing the fleet management system into a small copper mine in South Australia. It was technically challenging, involved a lot of site time and gave me the opportunity to imbed the new system fully into the mine and its business.

Q. What do you find the most rewarding in your role at Quartile One?
I find the team great to work with. There are new challenges every day and I think we are making progress in terms of delivering difficult projects on time.

Q. What would you say are some of your key achievements so far?

  • Completing 3 Fixed plant opportunity assessments (1 iron ore and 1 diamond mine in South Africa and 1 iron ore mine in Brazil).

  • Installing and commissioning the fleet management system into 25 trucks and shovels in South Australia.

Q. What is a surprising or random fact about you?
I am actually 37 years old (when I shave my beard people assume I’m younger).

Q. Do you have a favourite quote to live by?
“If you're going through hell, keep going.”

and/or

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

- Winston Churchill