Meet the Team
Carmine has over 25 years of operational, continuous improvement, technical and research experience within the mining and metallurgical industry. Prior to co-founding A+I, Carmine occupied various management and leadership roles with Falconbridge/Noranda/Xstrata and Inco/Vale, based in Ontario, Quebec and Norway. Carmine has an M.Eng, is a registered professional engineer of Ontario and a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Carmine is fully bilingual (English and French) and can also provide support in Italian, Norwegian and Portuguese. Based in Oakville and Montreal, Canada.
Asim has over 15 years of engineering experience within the mining and petroleum industry. He has a proven track record of delivering tangible results for major industry players across the globe and is skilled at forging long-term client partnerships. Prior to co-founding A+I, Asim led many Operational Excellence initiatives as well as technical projects specializing in Process Improvement, Constraint Modelling, Performance Management, Mine Optimization, Feasibility Studies, Petroleum Geophysical, Reservoir and Production Engineering. Asim has a MASc. in Petroleum Engineering and a Ph.D. in Mine Operations Research. He is based in Toronto and frequents to Calgary, Canada.
Process Improvement Consultant
Hendry Widjaya joined A+I Inc. in January 2018. Hendry is a graduate of McGill University in chemical engineering. Hendry has worked in multiple processing plants with Vale specializing in base metals and completed a few continuous improvement initiatives within the company. He is currently leading one of the operational improvement initiatives in the milling area with Hudbay minerals in Northern Manitoba.
Hendry has deep interests in the financial and investing world and is working towards his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and also a member of Toastmaster Inc. He is based in Mississauga, Canada.
Business Improvement Analyst
Abdel joined the A+I team in the first quarter of 2018. He holds a master's degree in quality engineering from the Sciences and technologies Faculty of Settat - University Hassan 1st, Morocco. Prior to joining A+I, Abdel has gained Quality, Health & Safety and Environment integrated management System experience in food, airline, mining and metallurgy. You can currently find him working at Newmont-Goldcorp's Éléonore mine collaborating with the operational excellence team to find cost-effective solutions to improve productivity. Abdel is a registered EIT in the province of Ontario and currently a member of AEROMAC Experts based in Montreal. Abdel is able to provide services in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. He is based in Hamilton,Canada.
Process Improvement Consultant
Haroon has a Bachelor's of Chemical Engineering from McMaster University and joined the A+I team in October 2017, working as an Improvement Specialist. Haroon is a natural leader and connector with strong communication and relationship-building skills. He is passionate about data analytics and process improvement, with an attitude to solve business problems and drive business results by creating innovative strategies and leading flawless execution. Haroon has been an integral part of A+I improvement project teams and has conducted many days in life studies. He has also successfully led Kaizen events with operators, supervisors and engineering personnel to educate them on waste identification techniques, mistake proofing, and brainstorming solutions. He is currently part of the A+I Hudbay Lalor Improvement team. Additionally, Haroon currently holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Haroon is based in Toronto, Canada.
Process Improvement Consultant
Wander is an A+I Correspondent Sub Contractor. His versatile industrial experience in Automotive, Food, Textile, Mining and Metallurgy as well as a global footprint in South America (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Venezuela), Europe (Italy, Germany and Hungary) and Africa (Mozambique) makes him an ideal improvement consultant. His expertise includes Operational Readiness analysis for the start-up of industrial processing operations including Open-Pit and Underground mines, Continuous Improvement and Lean tools application to increase productive capacity, training and application of Kaizen and method of analysis and problem-solving. Wander is able to provide services in English, Portuguese and Spanish and is based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Sadaf joined A+I in 2018 as an Admin Assistant. Sadaf helps the A+I team organize files, verify compliance, manage vacations and calendars, sort mail, and offer general operational support. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from the University of Karachi. She is based out of Toronto.
Supply Chain Specialist
Shafi joined the A+I team in the last quarter of 2020. Prior to joining A+I, Shafi spent 10 years within the mining industry directly supporting different functional areas within Supply Chain. He is an authority within the world of Strategic Sourcing having occupied various leadership (people & project) roles. Shafi has led multiple initiatives related to global procurement, spend management, risk & cost reductions, and business process improvements for which he has received awards as recognition for his contributions. He is passionate about creating value and using Supplier Relationship Management to help organizations become agile and lean.
In addition, he has completed a Masters Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management from the Schulich School of Business and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt holder.
Payroll and Accounts Payable
Edwina joined the A+I team in 2018. She has a B.Eng and M.Eng in Metallurgical Engineering (with a Minor in Management) from McGill University. She worked for 5 years as an Engineer. Edwina is responsible for Payroll services and is Plan Sponsor for the company's Group Benefits Plan.
Edwina is fully bilingual (English and French) and is based in Oakville, Canada.
Improvement Specialist Consultant
Linne joined the A+I team in the last quarter of 2020. Linne has 15 years of professional experience. He has worked in Transport and Logistics (7 years) 12 years Business Improvement. He has a Master in Applied Mathematics. Linne is 2010 Green Belt; 2020 LSS Black Belt.
Linne is able to provide services in English, French, and Malagasy and is based in Madagascar.
Subject Matter Expert (SME) – Health and Medical
Dr.Sharlene joined with A+I in January 2021. She is an orthopedic surgeon, who has over 21 years of experience in the field of Health and Medical.
She is graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine MD., CM.
Dr.Sharlene is fully bilingual (English and French) and she is based in Joliette, Quebec
Website and Social Media Specialist
Ranjit Joined the A+I team in Febuary 2021. Prior to joining A+I he has worked in the IT Industry and he has vast experience in handling Websites,Social Media,Marketing Campaigns and Advertising strategies.In addition,he has advanced Knowledge in managing Social Media platforms and tools with specialization on LinkedIn Content Management.
Ranjit has a Master's in Management from Swiss Management School. He is based in Mississauga, Canada.