Canadian-based MacLean Engineering is planning to advance significantly into the United States with the appointment of Dan Millette as U.S. sales manager. He will relocate to Elko, Nevada. This initial keystone step in the company’s growth plan will be followed by securing a local parts depot as well as hiring a local employee base of MacLean-certified field service technicians, the company said.

“Elko is the heart of the Nevada mining industry with its geographic positioning in the Carlin gold trend, one the world’s top gold-producing regions, so it makes sense to have people on the ground to provide local support to our customers,” said Adam Howse, business development manager for western North America.  “We are committed to putting the expertise and infrastructure in place to support and grow our U.S. client base over the long term in Nevada as well as Utah, Arizona and Montana.”

“What’s drawing us to make these ongoing investments in our U.S. support footprint is the scale and global importance of production in this part of the hard-rock mining world, as well as the breadth of underground innovation being actively pursued by U.S. producers,” MacLean President Kevin MacLean said. “We want to support these new technology integration efforts and at the same time, fine tune our innovation offers by establishing ourselves aboveground where this important work is being done underground, around improving safety and productivity.”

Millette has been with MacLean for the past two years as product manager for the company’s shotcrete product line, leading the development of the next generation of MacLean sprayer as well as process and technology improvements to the current line of MacLean sprayers. He has 40 years of experience working in the shotcrete industry at Euclid Chemical, DeGussa, and CANMET.  He is an ACI-certified concrete field-testing technician, an ACI nozzleman examiner (wet-mix and dry-mix), and a certified EFNARC shotcrete nozzleman trainer/examiner.