Zelandez Announces New United States Country Manager and Head of North American Business Development.

Kerry McCallum

February 6, 2024


Zelandez Announces New United States Country Manager and Head of North American Business Development.

Zelandez, the leading global provider of services to the lithium brine industry, today announced the appointment of Kerry McCallum as the company’s United States (U.S) Country Manager and Brinefield Management Lead. Melissa Reichard is the new North American Business Development Lead. All appointments are essential components of the company’s business growth objectives for the North American region and will assist Zelandez to capitalize on the solid growth in US-based lithium development.

McCallum has nearly 20 years of experience in technology and exploration and will be responsible for new customer engagement, business growth, and customer relationship management across the U.S and Canada. Previously McCallum worked for Palantir Technologies and the Dewhurst Group. He has an MSc in Engineering Management from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.  

 “The lithium industry in the United States and Canada is at an inspiring stage. As North America continues to build its critical mineral independence, particularly in lithium, there will be a greater demand for the specialized services and technology that Zelandez provides to the lithium brine sector. I’m excited to take advantage of these business opportunities and work alongside the great team that we are building in North America. We will be focusing on assisting some of the best mining companies in the region to achieve their lithium production objectives,” says McCallum.

  Melissa brings over ten years of experience in engineering and sales positions in the global Oil and Gas sector and will be responsible for driving the growth of Zelandez in the North American market. Most recently, she led business development across the Western Hemisphere at WireCo. She has also built her experience at BK Corrosion and Baker Hughes. Melissa holds a chemical engineering degree from the Universidad de America, Bogota, Colombia

Zelandez recently announced the launch of its new specialized lithium brine recycling service. Critical challenges impacting the US domestic lithium mining industry is what drove the company’s expansion to North America. Its’ client base includes industry giants such as Rio Tinto, Albemarle, and Allkem. Zelandez holds a dominant position as the world’s provider of lithium brinefield services.

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