CEO & President
Director since: 2003
John Bianchini began his career at Hatch in 1985 and was appointed Director of our Non-Ferrous group—which provides services to clients in base metals such as copper, nickel, cobalt, lead, zinc, uranium, and ferroalloys—in 1999. He was elected to the Hatch Board of Directors in 2003, in 2004 became Global Managing Director, Metals, and on January 2, 2012 was elected Chief Executive Officer of Hatch.
John has worked extensively in process development and the evaluation of hydrometallurgical and chemical processes in the base metal industries and has implemented major metallurgical facilities for clients around the world—including North America, Australia, Asia and Africa. He has particular expertise in delivering new technology projects and the design, supervision and operations of pilot plant facilities.
He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science. John is a member of the Canadian Academy of Engineers, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers, and the Professional Engineers of Ontario.