Speakers

Call for presentations now open!

Rock to Road is now accepting presentation proposals for the inaugural Quarry Tech forum. Presentation proposals are currently being accepted for the following topics: telematics, UAVs for aggregate operations, automated vehicles, crushers, conveyors, water conservation, scale solutions, and dust and noise control.

Presentation proposals must be submitted by no later than October 20, 2017.

Speakers selected to present at Quarry Tech will be notified by November 1, 2017.

Any questions regarding presentation proposals can be sent to Rock to Road editor Andrew Snook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Andrew Snook

Andrew Snook

Editor, Rock to Road

Andrew Snook is the editor of Rock to Road and Crane & Hoist Canada for Annex Business Media. He has been covering the aggregates and roadbuilding industry since 2015.
Dr. Melanie Gorman Ng

Dr. Melanie Gorman Ng

Senior Research Scientist at BCCSA

Dr. Melanie Gorman Ng is a senior research scientist at the BC Construction Safety Alliance. She carries out occupational hygiene research with a particular focus on developing statistical models for estimating exposure to hazardous materials in the workplace.
Kate Klassen

Kate Klassen

director of operations, Coastal Drone Co.

Kate Klassen is the director of operations for Coastal Drone Co., a Vancouver-based but nation-wide education and consulting company. Kate has trained over 1,000 drone pilots and recently joined the board of directors with Unmanned Systems Canada.
Mark Eckert

Mark Eckert

Product Manager, Compaction, Volvo Construction Equipment

Mark Eckert has 20 years of experience in construction and material handling applications with knowledge of applications such as asphalt pavers, asphalt and soil compactors, milling machines, material handling equipment, and aerial work platforms.
Michael Simons, P.Eng.

Michael Simons, P.Eng.

Product Manager, Roadway Systems, Nilex Inc.

Michael graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1992 with a B.E.Sc. in civil engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in the Province of Ontario with over 25 years of experience in the commercial aspects, design and construction of geosynthetics in civil and geotechnical engineering.
Noah Dolgoy

Noah Dolgoy

CEO and founder of Tread

A serial accidental entrepreneur, former corporate lawyer and infrastructure financier, Noah is the CEO and founder of Tread, a Toronto based construction technology company founded in 2016.

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