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Oct 06, 2019


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Teck Races to Digitization RACE21


Racing toward innovation: Greg Brouwer talks about Teck’s RACE21, the multi-pronged approach to transform the company through automation and digitalization – by Ashley Joseph (CIM Magazine – September 23, 2019)

Since December 2018, Greg Brouwer has had a mandate to bring the country’s largest diversified resources company up to speed on mining innovation, and ultimately, propel it into the future. As Teck’s new vice-president of technology and innovation, Brouwer’s singular focus over the past half-year has been on modernizing, automating and strengthening the company’s technological foundation to improve systems, safety standards and output across the board.

A strong background in operations and business – Brouwer holds MBAs from Cornell and Queens, plus a graduate diploma in business administration from Simon Fraser – has served to ground his efforts at Teck, where he has worn a number of hats since joining in 1998.

Today, his excitement is directed at one of the company’s most ambitious projects: RACE21, a multi-pronged approach to transform the company by way of the adoption of various technological innovations.

CIM Magazine spoke with Brouwer about RACE21, the company’s most recent moves toward automation and digitalization and its role as a founding member of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster.

CIM: How would you describe your role at Teck?

Brouwer: I’m responsible for oversight of our RACE21 program, working in partnership with operations on this key initiative. RACE21 looks across the value chain to leverage existing proven technology to improve productivity and lower costs with a focus on delivering significant value by 2021. I’m really excited to be collaborating with our operations to determine the best ways to leverage these technologies to deliver results.

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