DRA Global continues to expand its capabilities in North and South America to meet client needs across both continents.

With extensive capabilities in a wide range of minerals and metals as well as coal preparation, clean coal technology, energy and utility power operations, DRA Global is acknowledged as the global leader in the field of dense media separation (DMS).

Met-Chem, based in French-speaking Montréal, joined the DRA Global group of companies in 2016 adding to the already considerable minerals processing capabilities in DRA Global’s Toronto office. These new skills in mining and geology further add to the organisation’s geographic experience in Europe, Africa, China, India, North and South America.

DRA Global holds a firm understanding of delivering projects in freezing temperatures synonymous with the northern territories of Canada and the peak temperatures in South America, known to reach +50°C in the summer months. Due to the organisation’s extensive cold weather engineering experience, the team in the Americas region has successfully delivered over 700 projects and studies in Canada, South America and the USA across a broad range of commodities, specifically in coal, gold, diamonds and lithium.



Pierre Julien

Executive Vice President: Americas & Origination

Pierre Julien is Group Executive for Origination and is responsible for DRA’s global business development. Pierre has over 30 years’ global mining industry experience where has held a number of technical and executive roles.

Pierre is a graduate of Haileybury School of Mines and has an MBA from Queen’s University. He holds executive and board level roles with the Canadian Mineral Processors Society and the Canadian Institute of Mines, Metallurgy & Petroleum (CIMM).

Brent Hilscher (3)

Phildi Scholtz

Senior Vice President: Projects

Daniel Gagnon

Senior Vice President: Mining & Geology / Montreal

David Frost

Vice President: Process

Vikram Jayaraman

Vice President: Origination

Brent Hilscher

Director: Origination and Process

Enrique Valdivia

Vice President & General Manager: Andean Market