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Who We Are

TNT's executive management team brings extensive project experience and technical expertise in the design, supply and construction of innovative material handling systems globally. Our management philosophy is to develop and maintain long-term relationships through accessibility and transparency with our employees, customers and suppliers.

Steve Kou
Steve Kou, Managing Director

Steve has more than 28 years of experience in general management, business development, product development, project engineering and project management in the material handling, mining and mineral processing industries. He has extensive international business experience and technical expertise in high tonnage crushing, screening and conveying projects.

Academic Qualifications:
B.A., Business & Economics, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania
Executive MBA, Duke University Fuqua School of Business, North Carolina
Paul Emerson
Paul Emerson, Director of Business Development

Paul has more than 30 years of experience in business development, project management, and engineering in bulk material handling projects for the mining industry. He is a subject matter expert in the areas of heap leach stacking, waste stacking, dry tails stacking, high tonnage and complex overland conveying and In-Pit Crushing and Conveying (IPCC) applications.

Academic Qualifications:
Advanced Diploma in Bulk Materials Handling, S.A.I.M.H., South Africa
Higher National Diploma Mechanical Engineering, Witwatersrand Technikon, South Africa
Executive Business Management Certificate, Henley Business School - University of Reading, United Kingdom
Certificate in Practical Project Management, University of South Africa Graduate School of Business Leadership, South Africa
Mike Sauve
Mike Sauve, General Manager of Engineering

Mike has more than 30 years of experience in bulk material handling systems for mining and other resource industries. He has worked on bulk terminal and port storage systems, reclaim and loadout systems, underground and surface crushing and conveying systems, crushing and screening plants, and filter cake and concentrate handling systems. His core skills include plant layout, detailed design, field engineering, cost estimating, project management and construction management.

Academic Qualifications:
Certificate Mechanical Drafting, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada
Certificate Structural Drafting, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada
Adam Hesse
Adam Hesse, General Manager, Global Sales & Marketing

Adam is responsible to manage and oversee the Sales and Marketing operations. He has nearly two decades of experience in negotiating and delivering projects for mining projects globally. His expertise is developing and fostering long term business relationships through successful project implementation.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Science with Co-op completion (Mining and Mineral Process Engineering) from the University of Toronto.

Academic Qualifications:
B.A.Sc with CO-OP completion – Mining and Mineral Process Engineering, University of Toronto
Ron Kelly, President Emeritus and Director

Ron has more than 40 years of experience in operations, maintenance, project management and executive management positions. He has introduced leading edge technologies, systems and processes to create technically advanced and cost efficient material handling, heap leach stacking and crushing systems.

Academic Qualifications:
Executive MBA, Xavier University, Ohio
B.S., Mining Engineering, University of Nevada