With 30 years of fine mineral and metal recovery expertise in the mining industry, Sepro’s goal is to continue being at the forefront of urban mining within the recycling sector for years to come.We are a world leader in the application of wet processing techniques, which can be used in the urban mining waste recycling industry. As experts in wet processing, we provide solutions which has proven more efficient and effective than conventional methods when it comes to fine particle recovery.
We are a world leader in the application of wet processing techniques, which can be used in the urban mining waste recycling industry. As experts in wet processing, we provide solutions which has proven more efficient and effective than conventional methods when it comes to fine particle recovery.
“When we called, Sepro responded immediately. While every start-up has its challenges, Sepro helped us through them and into steady production in record time. The ease of start-up and shut-down of the mill has allowed for greater scheduling flexibility, and more efficient new operator training.”
— Mine Operations Manager, North America
“I was surprised and impressed by the level of customer service I received from Sepro’s Technical Service Department.”
— Technical Services Manager, North American gold & silver producer
“Sepro’s modular design allowed for rapid commissioning and Sepro’s ongoing support has helped us achieve fine metal recoveries that are leading the industry.”
— Area Manager, Austrian metal producer
The People Behind Sepro Urban Mining
VP Marketing, R&D and IP
Mark Van Kleek
President and CEO
Jonas Boehnke joined Sepro in 2014 after gaining experience in coal, bentonite, industrial minerals, potash and gold through operational, technical and research roles. He is a leading expert in gravity recovery and gold processing. He also led the development of proprietary processes for the recovery of fine metals from recycled materials. While Jonas feels most comfortable at operating sites, he is also passionate about sharing his deep process knowledge with other industry professionals. Jonas holds a mining engineering degree and a master of science in mineral processing from the University of Aachen. He is based in Sepro’s Head Office in Langley, and frequently travels to client sites around the world.
VP Marketing, R&D and IP
Andrew Gillis first joined Sepro in 2007, holding multiple roles within the company that include process support, new technology development and sales management. He also has experience in mining operations, consulting and continuous improvement through work in the coal,oil and gas industries. He has worked with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on issues related to health and safety of small-scale and artisanal miners.
As Vice President, he oversees Sepro’s research and development activities, intellectual property portfolio and marketing department, and is responsible for the evaluation and management of new corporate ventures. Andrew holds a mining and mineral processing degree from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Simon Fraser University and is a registered professional engineer.
Mark Vinchoff joined the Sepro team in early 1995 and brought with him more than five years of experience in custom machinery design. After obtaining a mechanical engineering Degree from Lambton University, he worked as a thermal hydraulics engineer at Atomic Energy of Canada Laboratories and as a custom machinery designer at Accutech Engineering Inc. Mark’s career with Sepro began as a product development engineer for the Semi-Batch and Continuous Concentrator Models. He worked directly with customers to modify products as per their specifications and went above and beyond to meet their equipment needs. He then became the manager of R&D engineering, using his expertise to co-develop the C-Valve and Icon product line, in which he holds a co-share patent. In 2008, Mark was asked to manage our new product line of Sepro Mills, Scrubbers and Agglomerators, acquired through the purchase of Sepro Mineral Processing International. His experience and knowledge has provided Sepro Mineral Systems Corp. with a solid foundation to be a leader in the international mining industry. In his current position as Sepro’s VP engineering, Mark and his team strive to develop the world’s best mineral processing equipment.
Dave Hornick joined Sepro in 2008 having spent the previous 20 years in the mining and construction aggregates industries with ABB, Lafarge Canada and Metso Minerals. Within these organizations, Dave held roles in technical service, operations management and sales management and has worked on many projects involving crushing, screening, milling, and scrubbing. Dave strives to assist our customer base with sound solutions to technical challenges in the field with the support of the very talented team at Sepro.
Mark Van Kleek
President and CEO
Mark Van Kleek completed his undergraduate degree in mining and mineral processing from the University of British Columbia. He began his career in aggregates and industrial minerals before advancing to gravity processing technology. After extensive world travel and on-site experience, Mark attended Simon Fraser University to complete a master of business administration with a specialty in technology development.
Mark returned to the mining and mineral processing industry, working with environmentally-friendly technologies before accepting the role as president of Falcon Concentrators in 2004. Under Mark’s guidance, Falcon Concentrators purchased Sepro Mineral Processing International which amalgamated the two companies into what is now Sepro Mineral Systems Corp.
Through Mark’s strategic decision making, senior leadership and technical experience, Sepro Mineral Systems continues to add to its well developed product lines and enjoy aggressive growth. Mark looks forward to expanding Sepro’s range of products and services to meet the ever-changing needs of the mining and mineral processing industry.
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