Dr. Loutjie Coetzee

Dr. Loutjie Coetzee is the MetOptima Product Manager at Draslovka, and is based in South Africa.

Loutjie has over 16 years of experience in the minerals processing industry, specializing in advanced process control.

He holds a PhD in Electronic Engineering from The University of Pretoria where he completed his doctoral thesis on predictive control of closed run-of-mine ore milling circuits. Loutjie spent several years at Mintek and served as a guest lecturer at The University of Pretoria before joining Draslovka in 2024.