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Lynn Hales

Lynn is a metallurgical engineer, trained at the University of Utah, and has been an innovator in the field of expert control and optimization for more than 30 years. He has successfully started three companies to bring these tools to market in the mineral processing industry. The first was Control International, whose European arm survives to this day as part of Metso Minerals. The second was Pyramid Resources, which was acquired by Eimco Process Equipment Company. The KnowledgeScape brand and software were created at Pyramid. In 2003 Lynn and Mike left Eimco, bringing the KnowledgeScape intellectual property with them and KnowledgeScape has been an independent company since.

Lynn’s passion away from work is golf. He enjoys playing, practicing and watching it as much as possible.

Mike Hales

Mike is also a metallurgical engineer from the University of Utah. He has been working with his father Lynn for 22 years. He is the principal engineer and technical lead at KnowledgeScape, responsible for creating both the software and control strategies currently used by the company. Mike has lived in Chile, and is a fluent Spanish speaker, and has passable Portuguese as well.

Mike is the father of three, and when not working or with his family can be found exploring the mountains near Salt Lake City on skis in winter or on foot or a mountain bike in summer.

Dustin Collins

Dustin is an industrial engineer, trained at Brigham Young University. He manages KnowledgeScape’s implementation projects and has been with the team for 6 years. He is also a fluent Spanish speaker, and spends much of his time on projects in Chile. Dustin also handles much of our business development in Latin America.

Dustin is a mixed martial artist and enjoys the challenge of training and fighting.

Eric Youssefi

Eric is a mechanical engineer from the University of Utah. He is currently the Director of Business Development for KnowledgeScape where he focuses on positioning the KnowledgeScape brand as an industry leader in expert controls and optimization. He is the newest addition to KnowledgeScape, but has years of engineering, sales, and marketing behind him.

Ignacio Salvatierra

Ignacio is a Network Engineer with 5 years of experience implementing and developing projects for the mining industry in Chile and overseas. His main goal is the implementation for expert control and plantvision, our flagship software.

He speaks English and Spanish fluently. Ignacio is a motorsports and cycling enthusiast.