President and Chief Executive Officer
Years with Inmet: 23
Jochen Tilk joined Inmet in 1988, and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2009. He is a mining engineer and holds a masters degree in engineering from the University of Aachen, Germany.
Mr. Tilk has held positions of increasing responsibility since joining Inmet. He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in February, 2005, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2003 and joined the executive team in March 1999 as Vice-President, Technical Services. Before that, he was President of Copper Range Company and General Manager at our Winston Lake mine.
D. James Slattery
Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Years with Inmet: 5
James Slattery joined Inmet in June 2005. He is a Canadian chartered accountant.
Before joining Inmet, he held various senior management roles, including the positions of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Wescast Industries, and Chief Financial Officer for Canadian General – Tower Limited, a privately owned manufacturing business.
Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Affairs
Years with Inmet: 10
Steve Astritis joined Inmet in 2001 and was appointed to his current position in April 2011. Prior to that he was Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary. He was previously Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Noranda Inc. Before joining Noranda, he was with a Toronto business law firm. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1988.
Vice-President, Corporate Development
Years with Inmet: 33
Frank Balint has worked with Inmet and its predecessor companies since 1978 and was appointed to his current position in January 2000.
Mr. Balint is a licensed member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicist of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut and the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.
Vice-President, Corporate Responsibility
Years with Inmet: 11
Craig Ford joined Inmet in 2000 and was appointed to his current position in July 2008. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Safety, Environment and Community Affairs. He has a Ph.D. in geology from the Colorado School of Mines.
Before joining Inmet, Dr. Ford was Technical Manager, Environmental Affairs at Cyprus Climax Metals Company.
Years with Inmet: 5
Scott Herr joined Inmet as Director, Mining in January 2006 and was appointed Vice-President, Mining in January 2007. He is a registered professional engineer.
Before joining Inmet, he held various management roles in the mining industry. More recently, Mr. Herr worked in a consulting capacity with McIntosh Engineering, providing construction management services on various mining-related projects.
Vice-President, Finance and Treasury
Years with Inmet: 17
Wendy Kaufman joined Inmet in 1994 and was appointed to her current position in October 2011. She is a Canadian chartered accountant.
Ms. Kaufman has held positions of increasing responsibility since joining the company. Before joining Inmet, she worked at Arthur Andersen, Chartered Accountants.
Vice-President, Human Resources
Years with Inmet: 2
Jean-Claude Lalumiere joined Inmet in November 2010 as Vice-President, Human Resources. Mr. Lalumiere brings to the Company almost 20 years of human resources experience. Before joining Inmet, he held various human resources management roles in a variety of industries, most recently as Vice-President, Human Resources and Facilities for the World Wildlife Fund in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Lalumiere has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Human Resources Management from the Memorial University of Newfoundland and an International Executive Masters of Business Administration from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain.
Vice-President, Engineering and Infrastructure
Years with Inmet: 3
Fernando Martinez-Caro joined Inmet as Director, Projects in August 2008. He has an MSc in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and an executive MBA from IESE Business School.
Mr. Martinez-Caro brings extensive experience in Engineering and Project Management of large infrastructure projects in North America, UK and Spain. Prior to joining Inmet, he was Managing Director of Ferrovial Agroman for North America.
Vice President, Strategic Development
Years with Inmet: <1
Jon Wojnicki joined Inmet in January 2012 as Vice President, Strategic Development. Mr. Wojnicki has 20 years' experience in Operations, Project Management and Strategic Development. Prior to joining Inmet, Mr. Wojnicki was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where acted as an Executive Counselor and Director of Projects addressing strategic and value creation opportunities for clients in the Mining and other Energy & Materials industries.
Mr. Wojnicki has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration (HBS).
Steven D. Botts
President and Chief Executive Officer, Minera Panamá S.A.
Years with Inmet:
Steve Botts was appointed to his current position in September 2012 after serving as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Minera Panamá from May 2012, and prior to that, provided consulting services to the company starting in 2011. Mr. Botts was also appointed as an officer of Inmet effective September 2012.
Mr. Botts has over 30 years of mining experience and has lived and worked in Latin America for over 14 years. Prior to joining Minera Panamá, Mr. Botts served as President of Santa Barbara Consultants, Inc, an independent sustainability-consulting firm serving the mining industry. He was the former Vice President of Sustainability for AngloGold Ashanti Americas, former General Manager for Rio Tinto’s La Granja Copper Project, and former Vice President of Environment Health and Safety for Compañía Minera Antamina.
Mr. Botts obtained a B.S. Degree in General Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno, and has a Masters Degree in Environmental Policy and Management program from the University of Denver.
Managing Director, Çayeli Bakir Isletmeleri
Years with Inmet: 3
Iain Anderson was appointed to his current position in July 2010. He is responsible for implementing Inmet’s strategy and objectives in Turkey and is also a member of Çayeli’s board of directors.
Drawing on a professional career that extends over 25 years, Mr. Anderson brings with him extensive hands-on engineering, maintenance and operational experience. Mr. Anderson started his career in 1985 as an engineer in the shipping industry. He moved to the mining industry in 1998 when he joined Waihi Gold Mine in New Zealand as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer. During the past 11 years, Mr. Anderson has worked in various mining-related roles of increasing responsibility including positions held at the Ovacik Gold Mine in Turkey, at Zarafshan Newmont in Uzbekistan and as General Manager at Crew Gold’s LEFA Corridor Gold Project in West Africa, Guinea. In January 2009, Mr. Anderson joined Çayeli in the role of Maintenance Manager.
Mr. Anderson obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science in Marine Engineering from the Australian Maritime College in 1989 and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Adelaide in 1998.
Managing Director, Pyhäsalmi Mine Oy
Years with Inmet: 6
Kimmo Luukkonen was appointed to his current position in June 2009. He is responsible for ensuring the effective day-to-day management of operations and administration at Pyhäsalmi and is also a member of Pyhäsalmi’s board of directors.
Mr. Luukkonen brings with him a wealth of mining and managerial expertise drawn from over 24 years experience within the industry. He started his career with the Outokumpu Group in 1985, where he spent over 18 years at positions of increasing responsibility at various operations. In 1998, Outokumpu appointed Mr. Luukkonen to the role of Project Manager at Pyhäsalmi to oversee the new mine expansion and the construction of the Timo shaft. In 2004, Mr. Luukkonen joined Inmet as the Manager, Mine Operations at Çayeli Bakir Isletmeleri, where he was instrumental in leading the operation during its expansion.
Mr. Luukkonen holds a masters degree in engineering from Helsinki University of Technology. He is a member of the Finnish Association of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers.
Managing Director, Cobre Las Cruces, S.A.
Years with Inmet: 4
Damien Marantelli was appointed to his current position in September 2010. He is responsible for ensuring the day-to-day management of operations and administration at Las Cruces and is also a member of Las Cruces’ board of directors.
Mr. Marantelli began his career in 1981, working in various mining-related roles of increasing responsibility including positions held at Hamersley Iron, Worsley Alumina and WMC Resources (now BHP Billiton). His most recent roles were General Manager of WMC Resources Leinster Nickel Operation from 2000 until 2002 and General Manager of WMC Resources Mt Keith Nickel Operation (BHP Billiton from 2005). In January 2008, Mr. Marantelli joined Inmet at our Çayeli operation in the role of Managing Director.
Mr. Marantelli obtained his qualification in Mining Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1980. He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
General Manager, Exploration
Years with Inmet: 22
Ian Morrison has worked with Inmet and its predecessor companies since 1988 and was appointed to his current position in April 2004.
Mr. Morrison is a licensed member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia and the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. He is also a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.
Years with Inmet: 4
Lynda Beesley joined Inmet in September 2006 and was appointed to her current position in April 2011. Prior to that, she was Director, Governance and Compliance and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Ms. Beesley brings to the company over 15 years of legal experience. Before joining Inmet, she held officer roles at other public companies, most recently as Assistant Corporate Secretary of Falconbridge Limited and Noranda Inc. Prior to that, she worked at several Toronto law firms.
Ms. Beesley has a Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University and a law clerk diploma from Humber College. She is an Associate member of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries.