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MEI Online: People News: North America: November 1st 2010


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:: Ontario Mining Association Members Appoint New Chairman

The Ontario Mining Associationís Board of Directors has appointed Marc Boissonneault as the new chairman of the industry organization. Mr. Boissonneault is Xstrata Nickelís Vice President for Sudbury Operations. The OMA, which has 65 member companies involved in various aspects of the environmentally responsible exploration, production and processing of mineral resources in Ontario, is one of the longest service trade organizations in the country. This year, the OMA is celebrating its 90th anniversary.

This is a landmark year for Mr. Boissonneault to become the 77th Chairman of the OMA. He succeeds George Flumerfelt, President and Chief Executive Officer of mining contractor J.S. Redpath based in North Bay. We thank Mr. Flumerfelt for his leadership and efforts as OMA Chairman on behalf of OMA members and the entire industry.

Mr. Boissonneault holds an engineering degree from McMaster University in Hamilton and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Queenís University in Kingston. In 1988, he worked as a supervisor in the metals recycling industry before joining Kidd Creek Mines in Timmins as a production engineer.

For the following nine years, he held a variety of production and project positions at the Kidd Mine. In 1998, he relocated to Sudbury to work on the development of process technologies for strategic projects. In 2002, he became manager of engineering and technology at the Sudbury smelter and became director of the smelter in 2006. In 2008, he was appointed to his current position with responsibility for Xstrata Nickelís Sudbury Operations.

Mr. Boissonneault is also involved in many industry organizations. He volunteers as Chairman of the Sudbury-based Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation and he is a board member for both Laurentian University and NORCAT (the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology).

We know Mr. Boissonneault will add his own touch, viewpoints and interests to his two-year term as OMA Chairman. The OMA and the Ontario mineral industry will benefit from the varied experience, enthusiasm and counsel of Mr. Boissonneault in his new volunteer position.




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