Dräger invites to visit specialized master classes in frames of IMRB-2017 in Novokuznetsk

31 August 2017

Dräger, one of a global leading companies in medical and safety technology, General Sponsor of the 8th International Mine Rescue Body conference, invites IMRB 2017 participants and guests to visit professional Master Classes at the National Mine Rescue Center. All 3 Master Classes will be held by our leading specialists and will be devoted to actual questions and technologies of mine rescue and mining industry in general. Participants are offered to ask questions and try the equipment in frames of practical part.

Dräger Master Classes Program

Our Master Classes will take place on the 6th of September 2017 on the 7th fl oor of the National mine rescue center in Novokuznetsk from 13-30 to 17-30.

13-30 Kent Armstrong, Global Business Development Manager Segment Mining, “International approaches to escape scenarios and rescue equipment in different types of mines”

About the expert: Mr. Armstrong has been responsible for Drдger Mining Safety Products in the mining market for 23 years, specializing in mine rescue and mine emergency applications. Previous to that he worked 12 years in the Canadian Mining Market for MSA Canada. Kent also spent time as an underground miner with Falconbridge Nickel Mines Sudbury Operations. Presently he sits on the Canadian Standards Association Technical committees CSA Z94.4 Use, Care and Maintenance Respiratory Protection Standard and CSA Z180.1 Compressed Breathing Air Standard. During his tenure with Dräger Kent has had the opportunity to work and visit many mining countries including: Australia, Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, South Africa, Czech Republic, UK, China, Turkey, Chile and Russia.


14-40 Axel Bahr, Marketing Manager Segment Mining, «Modern CCBA set: general principles, construction, mask types, testing, usage»

About the expert: Axel Bahr has been with Drдger since 1990 and has more than 27 years of experience in the area of Business Engineering, which he studied in Hamburg and Wilhelmshaven. He held diff erent positions within Drдger and has been dealing closely with Mines Rescue as global product manager for closed circuit breathing apparatus since 2005. His main focus as Marketing Manager Mining now is to understand and support mines rescue with suitable solutions.


16-40 Wolfgang Huber, Marketing Manager Mining – Region Europe, «Gas Alarm! – Portable Gas Detection in Mining»

About the expert: Mr. Huber has more than 20 years of experience in the area of General and Electomechanical Engineering, which he studied in the University of Bavaria. He held diff erent positions in Drдger and has been closely dealing with Mining Industry in South America and Europe for over 20 years. His background is with Focus on Personal Protection Equipment and Gas Detection in Mines and Confi ned Spaces.


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