Dr. Francis F. Pitard is a consulting expert in Sampling, Statistical Process Control, and Total Quality Management. He is President of Francis Pitard Sampling Consultants, and Technical Director of Mineral Stats Inc. in Broomfield, Colorado. He provides consulting services in many countries.
Dr. Pitard has six years of experience with the French Atomic Energy Commission and fifteen years with Amax Extractive R&D. He taught Sampling Theory for the Continuing Education Offices of Colorado School of Mines, the Australian Mineral Foundation, the Mining Department of the University of Chile, and the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He has a doctorate in Technology from the Aalborg University in Denmark.
Dr. Pitard has authored several textbooks on Sampling Theory and Practice and is the recipient of the prestigious Pierre Gy's Gold Medal for excellence in promoting and teaching the Theory of Sampling (Cape Town, South Africa, 2009).
Max Pitard is the founder and CTO of HonuaTek LLC, a company focused on developing digital solutions for the mining, manufacturing and utilities industries. He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Colorado School of Mines, and has more than 20 years of experience in IT consulting, where he has engaged customers ranging from technology startups to fortune 50 companies.
Mr. Pitard's areas of interest include developing innovative solutions to complex analytics problems by employing the latest advances in information integration, aggregation and processing technologies.