Some of the recommendations received from current and past clients are presented below:
Wayne Crapella, Senior Mine Planning Engineer, Galaxy Resources Limited:
I have been dealing with Rob for 3 years and have found him to be a very professional and experienced Geotechnical Engineer. Rob has shown very good technical skills and the quality of work is excellent. Rob is a pleasure to work with and can articulate his findings in a concise and clear manner. Rob has always delivered to the schedule agreed and shows a good understanding of the operational requirements and how that interacts with the Geotechnical safety in mining. I would not hesitate to recommend Rob as a very good Geotechnical Engineer.”
Patrick Smith, Mawarid Mining LLC:
Rob Thomas through his company absolutegeotech, provided geotechnical support and analysis for Mawarid Mining Rwanda Ltd Icyari Coltan project in Rwanda. The work involved predominantly comprised establishing pit slope angles for a medium size open pit . He carried out the work in a professional and timely manner and assisted the company in achieving our required objectives. We would be happy to recommend Rob to other companies.“
Harry Warries, Director and Principal Consultant, Mining Focus Consultants Pty Ltd:
I’ve worked with Rob on many studies, ranging from scoping studies to Definitive Feasibility Studies, where Rob was responsible for the geotechnical component.
Rob has shown that he is technically very competent and always very diligent but at the same time not losing sight of the pragmatical aspects of the project.
Rob has shown he can both manage large jobs, as well as provide good technical knowledge and problem solving skills to enhance the study.
I would be pleased to work with Rob in the future.”
Arturo Maldonado, Principal Geotechnical Engineering, BHP Billiton Iron Ore:
Rob has delivered slope design work in time and in quality, demonstrating good engineering judgement and showing enthusiastic vision for new challenges. He has a great ability for problem solving beyond regular practitioner. I consider him a very qualify professional and wish him all the best in future projects.“
Steve O’Dea, Managing Director at BK Gold Mines Pty Ltd:
I have managed a number of multi-disciplinary studies where Rob has been responsible for the geotechnical aspects. Rob is easy to work with, proactive, and systematic in his dealings with clients and other members of the study team. Rob provides the required outputs in a useful format and a timely manner. Rob has shown a high level of attention to detail, while being able to tailor the assessment approach to the level of study and any other other constraints. I would happily work with Rob again in the future.”
Albert Thamm, Company Director and Exploration Geologist:
Rob is a client focused geotechnical professional, committed to delivering quality geotechnical outcomes, on time and on budget. Experienced in both mining and civil specialities, both working alone as part of teams, an engaged and committed professional whose work is well valued.”
Hugo Fisette, Senior Mining Engineer at IAMGOLD Corporation:
Rob collaborated with IAMGOLD exploration team and project development group during a PFS done on a project located in West Africa. We worked with Rob first while he was with Coffey Mining and then we continued to work with him when he started Absolute Geotechnics. During those mandates, he provided sound geotechnical engineering services, from field investigations to data analysis, pit stability assessment and design optimization. Rob is easy to work with, proactive and has a much appreciated solution driven approach. The quality of the service provided was excellent.”