During his professional career, Wolfgang Baum has worked with major mining companies in the Americas, Europe and Africa. He has over 30 years of experience with the premier copper, molybdenum, gold and silver producers in South America, specifically Chile and Peru. In addition, his project and plant-related activities have interacted, worldwide, with key engineering firms, metallurgical test laboratories and leading process technology consultants. He has spearheaded laboratory automation in copper mining, managing and working with design, engineering and construction teams from major laboratory and robotics technology companies in Europe, South Africa and Australia. He was the co-founder of a multi-year Copper Mineralogy Workshop (a forerunner of current Geo-Metallurgy) with 4 of the largest copper mining companies in Chile and Peru.