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SGS is pleased to announce the appointment of Lillian Kuehn as Metallurgy Manager of the Toronto site with responsibilities for the Geometallurgy and Advanced Systems service lines in Canada and abroad.  In this new role, Lillian is responsible for meeting operational targets and customer expectations in a timely and effective manner. 

A mineral processing engineer with 25 years of diversified experience, Lillian continues to showcase her specialization in information management technology, relational databases and client/server systems, as well as advanced process control.  Since joining SGS in 1991, Lillian has worked with a wide range of technologies and software development packages allowing her to effectively combine them into one cohesive unit within the metallurgical environment. 

Throughout her career Lillian has played a key role in developing leading edge technologies including development of the CEET (Comminution Economic Evaluation Tool) and FLEET (Flotation Economic Evaluation Tool) applications, which form the backbone of the new Integrated Geometallurgical Simulator (IGS).  She has commercialized process information and laboratory information systems that have been deployed at several plant operations or access across the World Wide Web for many clients.  Lillian has co-authored several technical publications, covering a range of topics such as column flotation, information management systems for mineral processing plants and advanced software tools and methodologies for plant optimization.  With this breadth of expertise and experience, Lillian will be a dynamic force directing the growth of the Geometallurgy and Advanced Systems groups.

Lillian also holds the position of Business Services Manager for the Minerals Services division in Canada.  She is based in the SGS office in Toronto, Canada. 

Our Geometallurgy and Advanced Systems groups consistently provide clients with value added solutions.  An integration of geological, mining, metallurgical, environmental and economic information, geometallurgy maximises the Net Present Value of an orebody while minimizing technical and operational risk.  With over 90 successful installations across the globe, our Advanced Systems group has the expertise and tools to optimize your production line operations and systems.   For more information about these services, please visit our website   


SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognised as the global benchmark in quality and integrity.  With more than 70,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world.

For more information please contact:

Steve Wilson
Global Vice President Metallurgy and Mineralogy
SGS Minerals Services
1140 Sheppard Avenue West, Unit 6
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3K 2A2

Telephone: +1 416 633 9400
Fax: +1 416 633 2695

Jean Richardson
Global Director Marketing
SGS Minerals Services
185 Concession Street, PO Box 4300
Lakefield, Ontario, Canada K0L 2H0

Telephone: +1 705 652 2000
Fax: +1 705 652 6365