Company: PerUsa EnviroMet, Inc.
Location: Lakeland, Florida, United States
Francisco Sotillo, president at PerUsa EnviroMet, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mining.
Dr. Sotillo’s impactful career began with a bachelor’s degree in metallurgy/metallurgical engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería in 1977, followed by a master’s in materials science and mineral engineering. His academic journey culminated in a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1995. From his early roles as foreman to plant metallurgist at Buenaventura Mining Company S.A. between 1977 and 1983, he steadily advanced through pivotal positions. His career trajectory includes significant tenures, such as principal investigator at Buenaventura Engineers S.A. from 1985 to 1989 and his current presidency at PerUsa EnviroMet, Inc. since 1995. Dr. Sotillo’s leadership orchestrates visionary solutions within the mining industry, drawing expertise from diverse roles, including research engineering at ArrMaz from 2004 to 2008 and independent consulting in Peru in 1989.
Dr. Sotillo’s career is marked by contributions to professional literature, including “Improving the Economics and Market for Sechura Phosphate Rock: Characterization Studies,” published in April 2023 by Revista Minería of the Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers. Notably, he authored the chapter “Exploring the Use of Rheology in the Phosphate Industry” in the book “Beneficiation of Phosphates: New Thought, New Technology, New Development” by the Society for Mining and Exploration, Inc. in 2012. His expertise is further underscored by patents he holds, such as those for a “Pyrite Depressant Useful in Flotation Separation,” a “Method of Reducing Phosphate Ore Losses in a Desliming Process,” and a “Froth Flotation Process with pH Modification.” Additionally, he shared insights as a keynote speaker at the 8th Jordanian International Mining Conference in 2017.
Looking forward, Dr. Sotillo intends to continue as a sought-after consultant, contributing his expertise to various projects. His zeal lies in pioneering innovative technical solutions for the mining and solar energy sectors, particularly in potential initiatives within Peru. Eager to advance technical standards and deliver exceptional results, he remains passionately devoted to developing groundbreaking technologies and chemicals that could redefine these industries.
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