Leo Martinez

Sales Manager, Latin America

Leo Martinez

Sales Manager, Latin America

Cyanco Tenure: 11 years

Day-to-Day Responsibilities: Every day is different in this job! I serve as company liaison with distributors and mining companies to grow and maintain business in Latin America, including the expansion of Applied Technology in this region. I am also focused on looking for opportunities to develop infrastructure for local presence in strategically growing countries, monitoring mine production rates to assess product demand and future forecasts.

Professional Journey: I’ve been with Cyanco since 2013, but I’ve worked in the industry my entire career since I graduated from college with a degree in mining geology engineering. I was originally following in my dad’s footsteps, who spent his career in the mining industry as a supplier of drilling tools. After school, I started working for family-owned mining companies in Central Mexico, with a long commute and bad pay! But I learned a lot, because in these small companies, I was involved in all areas of operations – from exploration to production to process.

During that time, the smaller mines began to struggle due to metal prices – and I ended up in water exploration and well drilling for a while. In the mid-90s, I shifted over to heavy machinery/mining equipment sales. After that I worked for a mineral processing company that basically turned big rocks into small grains. During my tenure, I gained a lot of experience in comminution processes and the mechanics of grinding and crushing.

Then 11 years ago, I joined the Cyanco family as a full-time employee. At that time, the company was looking to expand internationally. Being bilingual, with enduring roots in Latin America – plus having a diverse background across all the different aspects of mining – proved to be a good fit for where the company was going.

Favorite Thing About Working at Cyanco: To me, my colleagues are like family. We are all in the same boat, and the only way we can be successful is by working together to serve our customers better than anyone else.