Hexagon Mining Announces New Leadership at SME

Delivers Bold Vision of Smart Change at conference

Tucson, Arizona, February 17, 2015 – Hexagon Mining today announced that Hélio Samora has been appointed President, effective immediately. Born and raised in Brazil, and fluent in English and Spanish, Samora has degrees in mechanical engineering and industrial marketing. Samora began his career at Semco S.A. before spending seven years at Sisgraph, now a Hexagon business, where he was responsible for sales. After Sisgraph, he spent 18 years at PTC (formerly Parametric Technology Corporation) – one of the world’s top 15 independent software companies. Prior to joining Hexagon Mining, he was Area Vice President for PTC Latin America.
“I am excited to take on this role and look forward to working with our employees, customers, and partners as together we shape the future of the industry,” said Samora. “Hexagon Mining is positioned to truly effect smart change with innovative technologies for mining enterprises that are ready to invest in their future.”

Samora starts this week as Hexagon Mining brings its bold vision of smart change to the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) conference in Denver, CO. Considered the pre-eminent mining event in North America, SME attracts the industry’s best and brightest, making it the perfect platform for Hexagon Mining to present its innovative technologies. This includes HxM Athena, a powerful business intelligence and analytics solution, HxM Live Terrain, a solution that delivers the latest terrain surface data from multiple sensors, and HxM Blast, a smart blast design and optimization solution. Additionally at SME, Fred Banfield, founder of MineSight, now a Hexagon Mining brand, will be inducted into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame.

Hexagon Mining was officially unveiled last week in Cape Town, South Africa, at Mining Indaba, the world’s largest mining investment conference. In addition to its presence this week at SME, Hexagon Mining will feature in many more global events in 2015, including its MineQuest events, and HxGN LIVE, Hexagon’s annual international conference, in Las Vegas and Hong Kong.

About Hexagon Mining
Hexagon Mining is the only company to solve surface and underground challenges by integrating design, planning, and operations technologies for safer, more productive mines. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, with more than 30 offices across five continents, the company is a dynamic network of talented mining professionals delivering technology, service, and support. Hexagon Mining unites industry leaders MineSight, Devex Mining, Leica Geosystems Mining, and SAFEmine. Together they seamlessly link mine planning, design, fleet and production management, optimization, and collision avoidance software for a comprehensive flow of data across all operations. Hexagon Mining is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; www.hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity improvements across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications. Learn more at hexagonmining.com.

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