General Manager and Principal Geomechanics Engineer
Mr. Cotesta is a Principal Geomechanics Engineer with over 21 years of experience solving geomechanical operational issues and leading numerous geomechanical mine design studies (scoping through execution) for a wide range of mineral deposits for both greenfield and brownfield projects.
His experience on these types of projects involves the collection, analysis and interpretation of site characterisation data, integration and analysis of multi-disciplinary datasets (geological, mine planning/production, geomechanical), sequence evaluation and optimisation, stope and crown pillar design, numerical modelling, model calibration, trade-off studies and mining method evaluation. He has also worked on many research and development projects related to geomechanics and the mining industry.
Mr. Cotesta is currently the General Manager of Itasca Consulting Canada Inc. and serves on the Board of Directors for the corporation.
Master of Engineering, Mineral Resources Engineering, 2011
Bachelor of Applied Science, Civil Engineering, 1997
University of Ottawa
Awards & Recognition
Recipient of Itasca International Inc.'s President's Award (2012)