Dr. Wilkinson’s extensive international mining services career spans activities across the value chain of the mining services life cycle from research and development to manufacturing and operations to technology commercialisation and intellectual property protection. Dr. Wilkinson’s particular knowledge of risk and safety focus coupled with a “people and customer centricity” approach will further support the growth of 3ME Technology’s pioneering battery technology.
Prior to his appointment as Chair of 3ME Technology, Dr. Wilkinson was the Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific for a global IP company, Dennemeyer, as well as global and regional leadership roles focused on ground support, mining chemicals and explosives.
Dr. Wilkinson holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours (First Class) in Chemistry and Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Chemistry (Rare Earths) from Monash University, an MBA in Technology Management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Companies Directors. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying, Australia (IQA).
Dr. Wilkinson went on to say “The battery electrification of off-highway vehicles that operate in tough conditions is ground-breaking. Industries such as mining, military and construction maintain very high safety standards. Our primary focus when supporting the rollout of 3ME Technology’s innovative Bladevolt® battery systems will be to assist those embracing new technology in understanding 3ME Technology’s capabilities and the significant value these systems provide in the energy transition journey”.
“Dallas’ impressive history of leadership and knowledge of the Australian mining services sector, coupled with his experience in working with global clients and technology makes him the ideal person to support 3ME Technology in this exciting scale-up phase” former Chair, Richard Eveleigh explained. Mr Everleigh has overseen the successful development and industry trials of 3ME Technology’s Bladevolt® battery system over the last 5 years and led a recent capital raise of $20 million from the Australian Business Growth Fund (the ABGF’s inaugural investment) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. “3ME Technology established its bedrock for scale-up under Richard’s patronage and we thank him for his guidance, resilience and infinite mindset which has enabled the Company to thrive during unprecedented times. Richard’s continued involvement will support us in accelerating adoption of our technology by influential first movers in our target markets.” CEO, Justin Bain commented. Mr Bain added that “Dallas’ experience and strong commitment to the growth, development and guidance of our team is a huge advantage at this exciting next phase of growth.”
3ME Technology was a winner of the 2022 Charge on Innovation Challenge (Electrifying Mining) and Australian Financial Review (AFR) BOSS Most Innovative Companies for Mining, Agriculture & Utilities in 2021.
Dr. Wilkinson will Chair a strong board comprised of experienced directors from the mining, military, and financial industries. In addition to Dr. Wilkinson, 3ME Technology’s board of directors includes:
Justin Bain (Managing Director and CEO) – CEO of 3ME Technology since 2018. Former commissioned military officer with extensive leadership, operations, and technology experience.
Steve Durkin (Non-Executive Director) – an award-winning mining safety technology innovator with 20 years’ of experience in the mining industry as an engineer and mining contractor General Manager.
Richard Eveleigh (Non-Executive Director) – a business founder and leader with 40 years’ experience in the Australian Mining Services sector as focused on the development of cutting-edge technology.
Rob Wilson (CEFC representative & Non-Executive Director) – experienced miner and banker who is currently Executive Director, Western Australia and Resources at the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).
Patrick Verlaine (ABGF representative & Non-Executive Director) – seasoned private equity investor who sits on the investment committee of the Australian Business Growth Fund (ABGF) and led the fund’s inaugural investment, into 3ME Technology, in 2021.
This leadership appointment is part of a rigorous and comprehensive nomination and investor ratification process.