MinMud Consulting and Trading

The Essence of more than 35 Years in the Mineral Processing Industry, in Environmental Technology and Plant Engineering and Construction


Part of a globally acting Network of Experts in many different Disciplines

MinMud – Consulting and Trading is the essence of experience in plant engineering as well as in the project and implementation management of ambitious projects in areas such as

  • Mining
  • Mineral processing
  • Environmental technology and
  • Mud management in civil engineering projects like microtunneling, tunnelling, slurry walling and caisson sinking.

Many projects have been realised since 1983 – with full responsibility and success.

Listening, consulting and supplying scientific and project-based data compiled in pre-project investigations has always been the most important step stone of our unique project management approach.

We have built up extensive knowledge in the field and, therefore, we are part of network of highly qualified partners specialised in many different disciplines. This ensures that both challenges and projects are approached and solved in a multi-dimensional way to the benefit of the customer.

Our suggestions for process and equipment selection are determined by the optimum from a process and product point of view, not by supplier related interests.

Contact us whenever you need first class support.

Curriculum Vitae

Continuation 6/2013 MinMud – Consulting and Trading/ Mörfelden
8/2006 – 5/2013 Managing Director
AKW Apparate und Verfahren GmbH/ Hirschau/ Germany
Member of the Board

  • Shanghai AKW Hydrocyclone Ltd./ Shanghai
  • Coordinator mbe Coal and Mineral Procexssing/ Calcutta/ India
  • Coordinator Joint Venture Netzsch AKW Equipamentos e Processos Ltda/ later AKW Equipamentoe e ProcessosLtda/ Sao Paulo/ Brasil

7/2003 – 7/2006 MinMud – Consulting and Trading/ Essen/ Mörfelden


  • Introduction of state of the art gravel and sand processing technology across the US
  • Feasibility studies for several customer in the Industrial Mineral Sector
  • Redesign of coal flotation plant/ brown field/ Germany
  • Process development of silica sand/ ilmenite flow sheet and equipment selection/ Russia


  • Introduction of MinSpin® Sorting Spirals into the mineral processing industry in Germany, CIS, MENA region
  • Introduction of MinCone® hydrocyclones into the same region as above
  • Introduction of MinWear® premium rubber as wear protection into mineral processing sector in Germany/ Europe

6/2002 – 6/2003 Licence Coordinator/ Product Separation Manager Phoenix Process Equipment Co./ Louisville/ Kentucky/ USA

1/1999 – 5/2002 Managing Director
Schauenburg Maschinen- und Anlagen-Bau GmbH and AKA Industrieanlagen GmbH

Member of the Board

  • Pingdingshan AKA Zhong Xuan Co./ Pingdingshan Henan/ VR China
  • Schauenburg MAB, Inc./ Grand Junction/ Colorado/ USA

1/1997 – 12/1998 Sales Director Equipment and Plants
SCHAUENBURG – Group of Companies/ Mülheim an der Ruhr/ Germany
Power of Attorney
4/1989 – 12/1996 Senior Project Manager with Thyssen Engineering GmbH / Essen / Germany, Environmental Technology

4/1987 – 3/1989 Project Manager with DSM-Stamicarbon / Geleen/ The Netherlands
Department Mineral Processing/ Heavy Media Hydrocyclone Technology

9/1987 PhD Degree – Dr.-Ing. – summa cum laude, RWTH Aachen
Borchers Award for outstanding research achievements

8/1983 – 3/1987 Post Graduate Research Assistant at Institute for Mineral Processing, RWTH Aachen – Technical University
Project Leader research and development project: ‘Optimisation of the Preparation of Bolivian Tin Ores’


Additional Data

  • fluent English and Dutch
  • good comand of Spanish
  • many years of experience in IT applications, in particular Microsoft Office
  • Member of GDMB/ German GDMB Society of Metallurgists und Miners
  • 3A – RWTH Aachen Mineral Processing Engineers in Waste Management and Waste Processing
  • VAB Vereinigung Aachener Bergakademiker e.V./ Alumni Association of RWTH Aachen Mining Engineers
  • VDI Verein Deutscher Ingenieure –The Association of German Engineers

Character and Personal Strengths

  • Strategic market approach and thinking
  • Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Sharp analysing capabilities towards market demand, competitors, etc.
  • Well organised, clearly structured
  • Excellent communicator regarding international, intercultural and diverse educational /social levels
  • Entertaining and easy-to-understand presentation style of complex issues
  • Profound market knowledge – mineral processing, ore processing, environmental technology
  • Extensive network worldwide
  • Intercultural skills
  • team oriented and demanding management style


Reference Projects

  • Engineering of Gravel and Sand Processing Plants
  • Fluid Bed Separation and Classification
  • Inline Blending and Recipe Sand Plants
  • Glass Sand Plants in the MENA region, India and China
  • Ore Processing Plants in India, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukrainia, Poland, East Africa, Brasil, …
  • Bauxite and Alumina Processing
  • Jigs for Coal and Gravel Processing
  • Plant Engineering in the Environmental Sector
    • Soil Washing Plants
    • Sand Trap and Street Sweeping Residue Processing Plants
    • Oil Sludge Processing Plants
    • Slag Processing Plants
    • SiC Sawing Slurry Processing Plants for the Photovoltaic Industry
  • Composting and Digestion Plants for Organic Waste
  • Waste Processing Plants
  • Mud Management Systems for the Tunneling and Microtunneling Industry
    • Plant Lay Out and Dimensioning
    • Modular and Compact Plants
    • Containerized Plants
    • Stationary Separation Plants
    • Centrifuge- and Belt Press Plants for Fines Dewatering
    • Bentonite Slurry Preparation Plants
    • Slurry Storage Facilities


Silica Sand Loading Station




Process Water Treatment

Gravity Separation