Chris Twigge-Molecey is a board member at Hatch, where he is responsible for strategic development. He joined the company in 1972 as a member of the company’s process group.
Since that time, Chris has taken on various executive roles at Hatch, including vice-president of technology development, vice-president of environmental services, vice-president of business development, managing director for Latin America, managing director for technologies, managing director for China as well as Chief Knowledge Officer.
For the last 10 years, Chris has maintained a consistent emphasis on establishing the issues around achieving financial targets for projects. He has performed extensive analysis of past project failures and success factors, and has published and presented extensively on the key issues of technology development, technology transfer and capital project management.
Chris earned a degree in mechanical sciences at the University of Cambridge and completed a doctorate in fluid mechanics at the University of Toronto. He has more than 35 years of experience implementing a number of technology development programs, from the invention, pilot plant and prototype design and operations stages to the design and commissioning of full-scale plants. Those programs have included liquid metal processes, gas handling systems, environmental control systems and mechanical systems for metallurgical plants.
He is a past president and executive board member of the Metallurgical Society, a Fellow of CIM, a Silver Medal recipient for his contributions to development and support of the Metallurgical Society, the AIME Mineral Economics Award winner, the 1998 ASM Canada Council Distinguished Lecturer, a member of the CIM Strategic Planning Task Force and a frequent contributor to the Conference of Metallurgists as symposium chair, session chair and author.
He has been director of the Canada-China Business Council since 2003 and has also provided his expertise to a number of professional, academic and governmental organizations, including the Consulting Engineers of Ontario, AMIRA International, the Universities of British Columbia and Toronto, and the Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology.