Arie has a Mining Engineering background from RWTH Aachen University and has a strong operational background in RWE´s lignite mining operations. He is an expert in mining engineering for any large-scale mining projects in opencast mines.
His expertise gained within operational units at RWE Power disembogued in the responsibility of heading an infrastructure department at Hambach Opencast Mine. His experience comprises the department management of operational units, the technical, economical and environmental assessment of mining operations as well as the development and review of mining related capital investment processes (from project concepts to bankable feasibility and project implementation studies) as well as the technical and economical controlling of mining activities. He also gained profound knowledge in the operation of Room & Pillar and high productive Longwall mining systems in Germany and the USA.
Since beginning 2012 Arie is working for RWE Technology as Senior Mining Consultant in projects worldwide. Since 2016 he is the responsible Sales Manager for all Mining and Materials Handling-related activities. Since 2019 he is the Head of Mining and Materials Handling within the group.