Rob joined Sierra Rutile in December 2016 from Iluka Resources where he held the position of General Manager Innovation, Sustainability and Technology. Rob has more than 25 years’ experience in the mineral sand industry in a number of roles. He was Principal Environmental Scientist at Richards Bay Minerals in South Africa and worked in senior roles at Exxaro Resources (now Tronox) where he was responsible for technical disciplines for a number of years. In 2008 Rob joined Iluka Resources in Perth where he held management roles in the fields of hydrogeology, metallurgy, sustainability and business development. He holds a MSc in Geochemistry from Stellenbosch University.
Shane Tilka joined Sierra Rutile in December 2016 from Iluka Resources. He has previously held roles at Iluka of General Manager USA Operations, Jacinth Ambrosia Mine Manager in South Australia, and Eneabba Production Manager and Narngulu Operations Manager in Western Australia. Shane is a mining professional who has studied at the Western Australian School of Mines and also has a Bachelor of Commerce from Edith Cowan University.
Mr Folmer joined Sierra Rutile from Rio Tinto, where he held the position of General
Manager – Rutile & Zircon, responsible for gobal sales of rutile and zircon produced
by Richards Bay Mining and QIT Madagascar Minerals. Prior to this he held various
sales and marketing management positions within Rio Tinto focusing on titanium
Mr Folmer has a strong track record of developing and implementing global
marketing strategies and has substantial experience and knowledge of key markets
in North America, Europe and Asia, particularly in China.