Our Team

Operations Teams

Paulo Misk , , , President of Operations, Brazil

Mr. Misk is a mining engineer with over 28 years' experience in operational management at mining facilities for various large multi-national mining companies across a wide range of commodities, including: niobium, chromite, iron, tin, gold, lithium and a range of other industrial minerals. Most recently, Mr. Misk ran Anglo American's Catalão Project from 2011 to 2014 where he was promoted to Head of Niobium Operations after serving as Niobium General Manager for one year. During his tenure at the Catalão Project he was responsible for implementing innovative policies and fostering a high-performance culture that greatly improved production rates and recoveries, as well as dramatically reduced unit costs resulting in a doubling of Niobium EBITDA.

Kurt Menchen , , , Advisor

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Carlos Lorenzo , , , Sustainability Manager

Carlos Lorenzo is a geologist from the Federal University of Bahia, with over 30 years of experience in Environmental Management and as a mining Geologist for mining companies. He had a long tenure at the Jacobina project, holding positions there for Anglo American, Desert Sun Mining and subsequently Yamana Gold. He joined Largo in 2008, leading the team responsible for various environmental and mineral licensing and deployment of the environmental management controls at the Maracás Vanadium Project.

Mauro Silva , , , Maintenance Manager

Mauro Silva is a professional electrical engineer and has been providing varied services to the mineral and processing industry for 28 years. His field of expertise encompasses electrical power transmission and distribution, process automation and control and equipment maintenance as well as managing and training personnel. He is a distinguished engineer and manager with a strong background in problem solving techniques.

Maurício Coletti , , , Mine Manager

Maurício Pablo Coletti is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years’ experience. He has worked in several different mines, including the Jacobina Gold Project, both in underground and open pit operation, as well as planning, operations, and cost control. Mr. Coletti joined Largo in 2008 and developed mining and earthmoving projects and budgets. Today he is responsible for the mining operations underway at the Maracás Vanadium Project.

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