Board & Executives

AndesMETS brings together the most prominent executives and company founders, all deeply committed to the future of world mining.

President: Mauro Mezzano Pendola, Co-CEO Vantaz Group

Founding partner of Vantaz, a company operating for 20 years with offices in Chile, Australia and Peru, in which he currently leads the Mining Intelligence, Internationalization and New Businesses areas. He has over 25 years of experience in advising multinational companies within the mining industry, to tackle their strategy, technology and productivity challenges. He has specialized in designing and leading projects in business efficiency, organizational change and supplier development.

Director: Gonzalo Restini , Executive Director of FMA

FMA Founder, a company that develops mining attachments for tires and cable management throughout 30 countries. Endeavor Entrepreneur and an Investor in Tech, Media, Financial and Mining industries. He has Private Equity and VC experience and a strong financial background in Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance, and Business Development.

Director: Rolando Carmona , CEO Drillco Group

CEO at Drillco Group, he possesses strong experience in the development of innovative businesses in the field of industrial products and as a supplier for the mining industry. He has many years of expertise in industrial products innovation, international business development as well as in entrepreneurship.

Vice President: Sergio López Costa, Founder & CEO ProactiveOffice

CEO of, Sergio is an Inventor, Innovator and Serial Endeavor Entrepreneur. This organization recognized him in 2012 as the “Entrepreneur of the Year”. Throughout his 25 years career, he has founded five successful companies in the areas of IT, Software as a Service and Cloud Computing. He is the co-founder of where he acts as an active mentor, a role that he also plays at, Mentores x Chile and The Founders Institute. He has been deeply involved in the mining industry since 2009, developing new software for industrial and other unmet needs in several areas like Projects VPs, Innovation, Contracts, Operations and Construction.

Director: Alessio Arata Bozzolo, CEO RMES Analitycs

With over 15 years of international experience in technology and consulting, Alessio has solid expertise in productivity and the optimization of large capital projects and asset-intensive companies. During his career he has worked in several industries and acquired in-depth knowledge of the mining business. He has a vast trajectory leading R&D initiatives, implementing organizational changes and developing new businesses, particularly in the software industry. He has managed and launched companies in the fields of professional services, logistics and technology.

Director: Christian Garcés, CEO at Balmoral

An entrepreneur with more than 30 years of professional experience in the logistics and international trade sector.He has led recognized multinational companies in Chile and Latin America, where he has stood out in his role as General Manager of UPS Supply Chain Solutions and Ultramar Logistics, among others in other companies in the logistics sector.In 2011 he founded Balmoral Global Logistics, and since 2013 he has represented FedEx Trade Networks in Chile, as its regional service provider (RSP)

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About AndesMETS

AndesMETS is a network of experienced METS companies, successfully servicing the mining industry in the Andes region, currently driving our internationalization into new markets to contribute to a better mining industry for the world.


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