Director of Applied Technology & Quality Programs
Roy Norcross is Cyanco’s Director of Applied Technology and Quality Programs. He was hired by Degussa in 1986 to help establish an applications laboratory to promote the use of Degussa’s products in the mining industry and over time, Roy held various positions within Degussa’s Industrial Chemicals group. He accepted the position of Global Technology Manager in 2003 when Degussa carved out its mining chemicals group and established CyPlus as a wholly owned subsidiary. Upon Cyanco’s acquisition of the North American assets of CyPlus, Roy was appointed as General Manager for Cyanco Corporation and Cyanco Canada Inc. Along with his new management responsibilities, he continues to develop and implement cyanide detoxification processes, handling procedures and analytical equipment. Roy received his BS degree in Chemistry from Muhlenberg College in 1984. Over his 23 years in the mining industry, he has worked closely with many gold and silver mining companies around the world and has authored and co-authored numerous papers, presentations and patents.