Metalysis is a new generation of company driven not only by profit, but also the advancement of our leadership’s sustainability goals.
James Reimer is an international businessman, based in Canada, with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, real estate, transportation and mining. During his career he led several start-ups, one of which became an award-winning aerospace company.
As President and Co-Owner of one of Canada’s largest privately-owned transportation businesses, James was responsible for the leadership of over 3,000 employees and spearheaded the company’s merger with a 3.5 billion dollar US Fortune 500 company.
James also serves as a member of First Step Forum, a network of ambassadors, European political leaders, journalists and business experts who coordinate global efforts focused on peace initiatives, issues of religious liberty and human rights.
Chief Executive Officer
Ray previously worked in defence communications after studying with Royal Air Force Pilot and Flying Scholarships. This work largely focused on the Balkan region, with some time spent in the Middle East.
Changing careers, he went on to create a successful mining consultancy business from Skopje, North Macedonia during the last decade where his passion for innovation saw him pursue investments in developing new mineral beneficiation technologies and metallurgical processes.
Prior to co-founding PRG and acquiring Metalysis, Ray also helped found the award winning British Chambers of Commerce in Kosovo and the British Business Group in Macedonia.
Ray has led numerous high level trade delegations between the countries, with Ministers of Government as well as senior members of the Royal Family, serving for a term as a Director on the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe.
Core to his beliefs are to develop employment and bring the dignity of work to ethnically divided communities where stability can be achieved through prosperity. Ray’s focus has been on establishing innovation and value added businesses in communities and countries affected by conflict or poverty. He is married and has three children.
Phil Pauls joined the Metalysis Board in September 2019. He also serves as counsel to Reimer World Corp., a private Canadian corporation based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with interests in trucking, warehousing and logistics.
Phil spent over 20 years as in-house legal counsel with Cargill Limited, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, including 12 years as Manager of the Canadian Law Department. Cargill Limited is the Canadian subsidiary of Cargill Incorporated; a 154-year-old private company with global operations in food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services.
Phil started his legal career in private practice with the Winnipeg based firm of Pitblado & Hoskin before his first move to an in-house counsel role with the Province of Manitoba’s Civil Legal Services Branch.
Phil has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto.
Outside of work, Phil participates as a director of non-profit boards, currently on the board of Concordia Hospital, a regional hospital serving northeast Winnipeg. Previously, Phil has served on the boards of a personal care home and two private schools.
Chief Financial Officer
Nitesh has over twenty years’ experience in accounting, predominantly in the mining and metals commodities sector. As a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Accountants, he has worked primarily in finance, but also in leading M&A, including the acquisition of a copper SXEW plant and building up one of the largest independent alumina suppliers into China.
Nitesh’s experience has a global footprint and covers a broad range of tax and international trade issues across many jurisdictions.
Chief Operating Officer
As an experienced operations manager and Chartered Engineer, Neil has led teams in senior management positions in the manufacturing sector for over twenty years. Focused on executing projects with fast moving innovation in the aerospace and chemical processing industries, he has implemented MRP systems and specialised in streamlining research practices to reduce cost and time to market for new products.
He has held senior engineering and operations positions as a manager and Director in publicly and privately owned companies. This included responsibility for implementing quality management systems such as AS9100 to develop new sales in the aerospace sector, including with Boeing and Eurofighter.
Vice President, Supply Chain
Dr Matevz Pavlic
Matevz was one of the founders of Metalysis’ geological services subsidiary, and has developed the company into a leading geotechnical and exploration services company in the Balkans.
Matevz is responsible for overseeing all mining, geotechnical and environmental works within Metalysis’ operations, with a specialisation in tailings dam construction and monitoring systems.
Matevz graduated from the University of Ljubljana in 2005 and completed his Phd in 2016, specialising in artificial intelligence in mine modelling.
Chief Marketing Officer
Nuala joined Metalysis in 2016. She has spent her career working in global corporate communications, marketing, external affairs and journalism, primarily focused on natural resources.
Previously, she consulted for Tavistock in London, advising mining and investment banking clients. She also worked as a journalist, leading EMEA mining M&A coverage at Mergermarket (Financial Times Group) and editing an international energy, mining and utilities trade magazine.
Nuala spent three years volunteering on the executive committee of Women in Mining UK. She has a degree in Journalism from The University of Sheffield and acts as an Executive in Residence at Sheffield Hallam University’s Business School.
As outlined in our Policies, we prioritise sustainability considerations throughout our strategic decision-making, operations and business relationships. As our operations grow, so will our ambition to do the right thing by the people who are part of our exciting journey.
Our Policies can be viewed here:
Metalysis’ innovation strategy is underpinned by its core principles of environmental and resource stewardship for long-term sustainability.
Primary refining cost and energy reduction;
By-product refining and waste reclamation;
End product manufacturing loss and raw material waste reduction;
De-carbonisation in manufacturing.
Where possible, Metalysis will seek to develop:
Zero waste manufacturing programs;
Closed loop water systems to eliminate waste water discharge;
Renewable energy sources where achievable