NEWS RELEASE: Ontario Mining Association Welcomes New Chair

This article was provided by the Ontario Mining Association (OMA), an organization that was established in 1920 to represent the mining industry of the province.

The Ontario Mining Association is pleased to announce that Marc Lauzier, Goldcorp’s Vice President of Operational Support Canada US, has been appointed as Chair of the OMA for a two-year term. Marc replaces Kelly Strong, who left to take on the position of Vice President, North American Mining Operations at Nyrstar.

“Marc is passionate and deeply knowledgeable about issues that are important to OMA members, including health and safety, competitive energy pricing and efficiency, as well as research and development,” said Chris Hodgson, OMA President. “He is committed to helping the industry reach its goal of zero harm in the work environment, to innovate, and be a model mining jurisdiction globally. We are excited to continue to build successful partnerships and grow under his leadership.”

With over 24 years of experience in the mineral sector, including in safety, training, geology, technical services and operational management, Marc is considered a leader in his field. He began his career at Canamax Resources in 1990, and the following year joined Placer Dome, which is now known as Goldcorp. Marc has served in various capacities for the company and developed a reputation for strong strategic planning and delivering results.

Prior to his appointment as Vice President of Operational Support Canada US in January 2015, he held the position of Mine General Manager at Porcupine Gold Mines. Marc has been a valued member of the OMA, making a significant contribution as Chair of the Mine Managers’ Committee.

Marc will be supported by Duncan Middlemiss, President and Chief Executive Officer of St Andrew Goldfields, who has been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the OMA Board.