WHAT WE DO

TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd (TZMI) is a global, independent consulting and publishing company which specialises in all aspects of the mineral sands, titanium dioxide and coatings industries.
We work with a wide range of global clients to provide insight and expert advice on opaque mineral, metal and chemical sectors.
Our clients range from the world’s 500 largest companies through to mid-sized companies and small businesses.
Operating since 1994, and with a worldwide presence, TZMI’s strength is a result of our extensive practical experience across all elements of the titanium, zirconium, TiO2 pigment and related industries. It also stems from a comprehensive and unique database, which has been built up over many years.

TZMI can assist you with:

  • Understanding the titanium and zirconium value chains, from a marketing or technical perspective
  • Mining studies and reports
  • Processing studies and reports
  • Beneficiated products studies and reports
  • Market reports and periodicals

 

Our Team

Executive Chairman

David McCoy

Chief Executive Officer

Gavin Diener

General Manager MSSP

Eric Bender

China Country Manager

Chen Ying (Evelyn)

Conference Manager

Melanie Hyams

Principal Consultant

Steve Gilman

Principal Consultant

Gavin Williams

Principal Consultant

Galvin Lim

Associate Consultant

Andrey Belyanin





Executive Chairman

David McCoy

David has been involved in the mineral sands and TiO2 pigment industry since 1997, in Australia and the US. He joined TZMI in 2004 and works on a wide variety of projects across opaque mineral, metal and chemical sectors. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Curtin University of Technology, as well as a Masters of Engineering Management (International/Finance). David worked for RGC (now Iluka Resources) and Tiwest, in process engineering, technical and engineering services roles. He has also been involved in business management and global supply chain functions with Kerr-McGee Chemical LLC in Oklahoma City, US.  David is located in Perth, Australia.

Chief Executive Officer

Gavin Diener

Gavin joined TZMI in May 2008 and has technical, management and business skills gained through experience in plant operations, pilot plant testwork, plant design and commissioning, processing optimisation, business analysis, operations management and product development. Since graduating from the University of Natal with a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering, Gavin spent 16 years in the Anglo American Group working in mineral sands, gold and iron operations. In 1993, he joined the Namakwa Sands project and was involved in smelting and minerals processing aspects and also as Operations Manager responsible for the mineral separation business unit. Gavin is located in Perth, Australia. 

General Manager MSSP

Eric Bender

Eric leads the Markets and Strategic Services team. He joined TZMI in 2009 and has more than 15 years of experience in the chemical industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University and has prior experience in the chemical industry with Eastman Chemical, Momentive in various business development, corporate development and corporate strategy roles. Eric’s TiO2 pigment experience came from Tronox, where he held numerous positions from Engineering to Strategic Sourcing, Business Development and Mergers and Acquisitions. Eric is located in Houston, US.

China Country Manager

Chen Ying (Evelyn)

Evelyn joined TZMI in 2014. She received her Bachelor of Economics in 2007 and joined a multi-national consulting firm the same year. She has been involved in all facets of project procedure from business development to proposal design and project management. She is an experienced project manager with more than nine years’ experience in supplying market feasibility studies, market entry solutions, company strategic advice and supply chain solution services to leading global companies in energy, petrochemicals, iron ore and chemical logistic industries. Evelyn is located in Shanghai, China.

Conference Manager

Melanie Hyams

Melanie joined TZMI in 2007 and is responsible for TZMI events, including TZMI Congress in Asia, and TZMI TiO2 Summit in NYC. Previously Melanie held a position responsible for production of TZMI publications. She holds a Commerce degree, with previous experience in human resources, office management and graphic design. Mel is located in Perth, Australia

Principal Consultant

Steve Gilman

Steve joined TZMI in 2000 and has had a diverse career in the minerals processing industry which, in addition to the mineral sands industry, has included experience in copper smelting, lime and cement manufacturing industries. The emphasis in his career has been in mineral sands operations and since his employment at Allied Eneabba Limited as Metallurgist in 1976, Steve has had senior roles including General Manager for RGC’s operations in Florida, General Manager of the Eneabba operations, and Group Operations Manager for RGC Mineral Sands (now Iluka Resources).
Steve is located in Perth, Australia. 

Principal Consultant

Gavin Williams

Gavin joined the TZMI team in 2008 after a career spanning 16 years in the pyrometallurgical and heavy minerals processing industry. Gavin completed his Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering at University of the Witwatersrand in 1991 and then joined the Pyrometallurgy Division at Mintek gaining considerable experience in the operation of both AC and DC electric arc furnaces. Then at Richard Bay Minerals he gained technical and operational experience in smelter furnaces and heavy minerals processing and was involved in overseeing operations activities at the smelter, services and molten product transfer areas before going on to manage metallurgical development work spanning from the mine through to final products. Gavin is located in Perth, Australia. 

Principal Consultant

Galvin Lim

Galvin joined the TZMI team in 2010. Prior to this he spent five and a half years with Deloitte Consulting, spending two of those years in the London practice. Galvin’s consulting experience spans a wide range of activities including project management, business process re-engineering, system implementation, cost review, business case development, gap analysis and benchmarking. Galvin is located in Perth, Australia.

Associate Consultant

Andrey Belyanin

Andrey joined the TZMI team in 2015 after three years consulting in the petrochemical sector. He is responsible for production cost analysis, supply/demand and price forecasting in TiO2 pigment. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Rice University. Andrey is located in Houston, US.