About Newtrax

Founded in 2008, Newtrax believes the future of mining is underground, not only because metals and minerals close to the surface are increasingly rare, but because underground mines have a significantly lower environmental footprint.

To accelerate the transition to a future where 100% of mining is underground, Newtrax eliminates the current digital divide between surface mines and underground mines.

To achieve this goal, Newtrax integrates the latest Internet-of-Things and Analytics technologies to monitor and provide insights on underground operations, including people, machines and the environment.

The end result is significantly better productivity, operational efficiencies, and safety.

As a learning organization in a fast-paced global industry, our most precious asset is our employees and our guiding values are:

  • Health, Safety & Security
  • Global Citizenship
  • Teamwork & Trust
  • Excellence
  • Rigorous Financial Discipline

If our beliefs and values match your own, please reach out to find out more about job openings in our team. We are always on the lookout for talented people who are passionate about making a difference.


  • Alexandre Cervinka

    Founder & CEO

    Alexandre Cervinka is an engineer specialized in the Internet of Things (IoT) with extensive first-hand experience in the design and ROI analysis of electronic safety, productivity and analytics solutions for 200+ underground hard rock mine sites around the world.

  • Vincent Kassis

    Co-Founder & Executive Vice President

    Vincent is a graduate of McGill Engineering and has been managing the operations of high-tech ventures for more than 10 years.

  • Larry Clark - Newtrax

    Lawrence Clark


    Larry brings 35 years of experience in hard rock mining operations, engineering, planning and technology introduction. Most recently Larry was Senior Director of Newmont’s Mining Technology group where he led projects in new technologies.

  • Jean-Phillip Bouchard - Newtrax

    Jean-Phillip Bouchard

    VP Product Strategy

    Jean-Phillip Bouchard, Eng., has over 10 years’ experience in preventive and predictive maintenance of underground mining equipment, as well as expertise in safe and efficient equipment operations training.

  • Charlie Forrest

    Charlie Forrest

    VP Europe & Middle East

    Charlie is a graduate in Management of Information Systems and holds a MBA. He has 15+ years experience working globally with clients to implement production solutions to improve productivity across the entire mining process.

  • Craig Banks

    Craig Banks

    VP Canada & USA

    With 10 years of experience within the software and mining industries in leading global companies, Craig also completed an MBA from the University of Queensland with Honours, and holds a Bachelor of Earth Sciences degree with a minor in Mechanical Systems Engineering.

  • Olga Stagurova

    Olga Stagurova

    VP Russia & CIS

    Olga comes to Newtrax with over 14 years of experience within the software and mining industries in leading global companies. In her previous roles at Dassault Systèmes, she led the sales and technical services of the Russian territory and contributed to growing the business.

  • Simon Waghorn

    Simon Waghorn

    VP Asia-Pacific (APAC)

    Simon Waghorn holds a Master of Engineering degree from Loughborough University of Technology. Over his 25 year career, he has worked for many global organisations including Dassault Systemes and has gained significant experience within the mining industry.

  • Luke Clements - Newtrax

    Luke Clements

    VP Africa

    Luke Clements brings to Newtrax over 20 years of experience introducing new technologies in underground hard rock mines around the world. Luke started a degree in Engineering at Victoria University and has become a specialist in Automation and Mobile Equipment Telemetry over the years.

  • Boris Burgos Vice President Latin America Newtrax

    Boris Burgos

    VP Latin America

    Mr. Burgos has over 10 years of experience in multinational companies in the Mining and Construction sectors in diverse roles ranging from management, sales, marketing and operation.

  • Nathalie Vallières, VP HR, Newtrax

    Nathalie Vallières

    VP Human Ressources

    Nathalie brings over 20 years of experience to Newtrax Technologies. Prior to joining Newtrax, she served as a Senior HR Director at Behaviour Interactive, a leading Gaming company with the headquarter in Montreal with over 350 employees.

  • Rahul Kendre

    VP Finance

    Experienced Finance professional with a demonstrated history of working in the mining & metals industry. Skilled in Acquisition Integration, Risk Management, Financial Compliance, and Business performance Analysis. CIMA and CPA Australia member focused on International Finance.

  • Janick Lavoie, Manufacturing Operations Manager, Newtrax

    Janick Lavoie

    Manufacturing Operations Manager

    Janick is a graduate from HEC Montréal in business management and has a technical degree in electronics as well. He has 25 years of experience in electronics manufacturing operations including 10 years in personnel management.

  • Cynthia Younes

    Marketing Manager

    Cynthia graduated from McGill University with a degree in Marketing Management. She has worked for B2B engineering and high-tech companies for over 5 years and specializes in Digital Marketing and Brand Management for niche industries.