New CEO at IOC in Labrador City as company shuffles management – by Jacob Barker (CBC News Newfoundland and Labrador – January 09, 2017)

‘Organizational changes are an ongoing part of the business,’ a company spokesperson said

There’s been a shuffle in management at the Iron Ore Company of Canada in Labrador City. That’s according to internal documents CBC has obtained laying out “organizational changes.”

The announcement is attributed to new IOC president and CEO Clayton Walker who said he was with the company for 60 days when it was sent out on January 6th. The company’s chief operating officer, Thierry Martel, also signed off on the document.

“We are going to learn from the past and build upon our success,” the document reads. “The first step will be changing the organizational structural to allow us to better engage with our employees and manage our assets.”

Walker replaces Kelly Sanders, who had been CEO since 2014. The document also states Mike Wickersham, who previously held the title of vice-president northern operations, is now vice-president future operations.

“In this role, he will assess the future value of mine innovation opportunities and the future operations model for IOC,” the document reads. “I would like to thank Mike for his efforts as both safety and operational performance of IOC northern operations has improved considerably under his leadership.”

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