Maptek has hired Sam Shoemaker as a principal engineer at the Maptek North American office. He will be involved with further developing resource estimation and long-range strategic mine planning capabilities.

“I’m very excited to join the team at Maptek,” Shoemaker says. “As a longtime Maptek customer, it is a privilege and pleasure to be able to contribute to Maptek’s success after so many years of benefiting from their technology.”

Shoemaker comes to Maptek with more than 30 years of mining engineering experience, delivering detailed open-pit mine planning and mine design projects for iron, copper and gold operations.

Most recently Shoemaker was responsible for establishing the Salt Lake City office of Barr Engineering, where he served as a senior mining consultant, leading pre-feasibility and feasibility studies on various projects including rare earths, gold and iron operations.

Prior to joining Barr, Shoemaker held several senior engineering and management positions. He served as the chief mine engineer/nine planner for Cleveland-Cliffs, where he oversaw mine engineering and long-range planning activities at all six Cleveland-Cliffs mining operations in North America.

“We are thrilled to have Sam join our team here at Maptek,” says Rob Hardman, general manager of Maptek North America. “Sam brings a level of proven, real-world expertise that’s unmatched in our industry. His leadership and experience will be an asset to our customers in North America and elsewhere, and to our entire company.”

Shoemaker will focus on leading consulting engagements and supporting Maptek Vulcan and Evolution sales for the North American region. He will also play a lead role in mentoring and developing Maptek staff, as well as identifying areas to expand the Maptek product portfolio and support customers.

About Maptek
Founded more than 30 years ago, Maptek is a leading provider of innovative software, hardware and services for global mining. Maptek solutions are used at more than 1,800 sites in 75 countries, with applications across the mining cycle. Maptek develops software including Vulcan, Eureka, Evolution and Blast Logic for mine evaluation, planning, design, scheduling, operation and rehabilitation. I-Site is integrated hardware and software for 3D laser scanning, surveying and imaging. The spatial data collected can be used for geotechnical analysis, stockpile measurement, design conformance and movement tracking supported by software systems I-Site Studio, Drive, PerfectDig and Sentry.