Who we are

We are a reputable underground mining contractor who can provide all facets of underground mining services to a standard above all other providers.

Our history

Established in 2011, MSD Mining Solutions was initially set up to provide quality personnel to the mining industry to assist mines throughout Australia with manning levels, particularly in the management and supervisory areas.

In 2014, MSD Mining Solutions expanded to include a production drilling capability, providing an opportunity for our clients to receive an advanced service using the latest drilling machines on the market. The business is backed by key personnel with 20-30 years’ experience in the field. The Company provides a safety conscious, flexible, and dependable workforce, along with reliable equipment at competitive rates without compromising the end product – accurate drilling.

Our company values

  • Safety
    An attitude, not just a topic
  • Respect
    We respect everyone, internally and externally
  • Accountability
    We act with fairness, honesty, and integrity
  • Continuous Improvement
    We serve our clients to the highest possible standard
  • Transparency
    We are honest, fair, and transparent in our dealings

Management team

Murray Deacon

Murray Deacon

Managing Director

Murray founded MSD Mining Solutions in 2011 and has held the position of Owner/Managing Director since then. Murray has 30 years’ experience in the underground mining industry including air leg mining and general operators’ roles. Murray has also held various managerial positions for numerous mining companies and major mine contractors throughout Australia including Project Manager, Mine Superintendent, Alternate Mine Manager and Mine Foreman.

Murray also holds a Western Australian Underground Shift Supervisors Ticket.

Alister James

Alister James

Chief Operating Officer

Alister is a qualified mining engineer and registered First Class Mine Manager with over 20 years’ experience in senior operational, project management, commercial and planning roles across mining and agricultural industries in a number of multi-national companies.

He has significant expertise in asset and project management, mine planning, commercial due diligence, operational improvement and negotiation in the mineral and natural resources industries across Australia.

John Claus

John Claus

General Manager

John has 30 years’ experience in the underground mining industry, working in general operators’ roles including both Production and Development Drilling. John has held positions such as Shift Supervisor, Mine Foreman, Mine Superintendent and Alternate Mine Manager for various mining companies and contractors around Australia.

John holds a Western Australian Underground Shift Supervisors Ticket. John was appointed the position of General Manager of MSD Mining Solutions when he started with the company in 2017.

Bob Ringvall

Bob Ringvall

Operations Manager

Bob has 20 years’ experience in the underground mining sector. He initially started out in underground operations roles before progressing through to positions such as Supervisor, Mine Foreman, Mine Superintendent, and Regional Manager. Bob is a team-orientated leader with a strong track record in management and employee engagement.

Bob holds a Western Australian Underground Shift Supervisors Ticket and has attained a Masters in Business Leadership from Charles Sturt University.