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Things you need to know for October 7, 2020 – Employee Announcements

October 7, 2020

Welcome to our quarterly employee announcements, which cover Base Metals’ North Atlantic Operations. This quarter we have announcements to share from every location in Canada. Read on!

North Atlantic

Brittney Price is our new manager of Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainability in North Atlantic. Brittney’s responsibilities include supporting the transformation work underway in the operations and improving Vale’s social performance with stakeholders. 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Matt Hynes will transition to the role of superintendent of Environment for Vale’s Labrador Operations. In this capacity, Matt maintains responsibility for the Environment portfolio at Voisey’s Bay and the leadership of the onsite Environment team; he continues to be a principal Operations interface with the VBME Project.

Long Harbour 

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Kieley as Operational Technology superintendent for Vale Newfoundland and Labrador.

Carl O’Brien will transition to acting Health, Safety and Risk manager for Long Harbour Operations. In this role, Carl will be responsible for leading the Health, Safety and Emergency Response Teams at the Long Harbour Processing Plant. 

Voisey’s Bay 

Sheldon Russell has been promoted to Business Support superintendent, after joining the company in 2018 as a senior cost and contracts analyst in Voisey’s Bay. 

Sara Butler has started as a chemist. 

Jonathan Kehoe has started as a senior chemist. 

Brittany Baldwin is our new HSE analyst. Brittany’s responsibilities include managing health and safety data entry, oversight catering contractor oversight.


Sheridan Park

Floyd Varley is our new principal engineer, Mining, based out of Sheridan Park. Floyd’s responsibilities include developing normative standards for managing integrity of critical underground assets and supporting the implementation and the overall risk reduction effort.

Heather Dobson is our new senior process Safety Specialist. Heather’s responsibilities include supporting the Base Metals business in establishing and implementing the elements of Process Safety Management across our operating assets. 

Mariela Zuniga is our new specialist, Comminution in Mineral Processing with responsibilities that include design and optimization of comminution circuits and throughput prediction using geometallurgy.

Muhammed Al Kayyali is our new sr. contracts specialist with responsibilities that include overview contract performance and governance (PMO) for capital projects. 

Punit Dahiya is our new sr. analyst – Reliability COE with responsibilities that include optimizing and standardizing reliability practices across Base Metals. 

Dervon Parchment is our new manager, Asset Integrity. 

Roland Sourour is our new Operations specialist with responsibilities that include the development and implementation of Operational Discipline across Base Metals along with supporting the plants on the implementation of Performance and Productivity solutions within smelting and refining operations. 

Denver Cowan is our new senior analyst. 

Rafael Introvini is our new Operations specialist. 


After starting in a temporary position, Meagan Lawrence is now our new, full-time HRBP lead in Sudbury. Meagan’s responsibilities include providing Human Resources support for the Ontario Operations.

Marco Antonio Silva is our new Project Management officer. 

Tahir Jeddy is our new Power engineer for the Power Dept whose responsibilities include providing expert power system engineering design, technical guidance and support for assigned projects. 

And congratulations to… 

Eric Daoust, C.C. Nickel Refinery, Nickel Refinery Converter Crane operator

Jonathan Hoadley, Coleman Mine, assistant mines technologist

Alex Godin, Alexander Guenette, Martin Gervais, Bryan Carriere and Michale Lamothe C.C. Nickel Refinery Utility labourers – CCNR. 

Mark Lamonica, Engineering (General), senior draftsman

Jimmy S. Pilkey Environmental, Environmental Services operator 

Christopher S. Gordon, All Mines Training, superintendent, Work Management

Michelle Bryson, division comptroller business analyst

Peyre Maxwell, Copper Cliff Smelter, Plant administrator

Shane Velcich, Clarabelle Mill supervisor, Production

Brett Boileau, Copper Cliff Smelter, apprentice, Maintenance Electric 1st Period

Samuel Bonin and Justin Lindenbach, Creighton No.9 Mine, apprentice Maintenance technicians 1st Period 

Dylan Lehman, Creighton No.9 Mine, Heavy-Duty Equipment technician 1st Period 

Brent Lepine, Coleman Mine, apprentice Heavy-Duty Equipment technician 1st Period

Caroline Pellerin, Copper Cliff North Mine, apprentice Millwright 1st Period

Daniel Caton, Coleman Mine, assistant Mines technologist

Alexandre Dumais, Operations, Central Utilities apprentice Instrumentation & Control 1st Prd

Eric Denis, Copper Cliff Smelter, apprentice Instrumentation & Control 1st Period

Erica Bellinger, Garson Mine apprentice millwright 1st Period

Leonardo Talarico, Copper Cliff Smelter, millwright

Jamie Thibeault, C.C. Nickel Refinery, millwright

Bolaji Ogunleye, All Mines training advisor, Reliability Engineering

Emmanuel Appiah-Hagan, Process Technology analyst

Lisa Romanyszyn, Natalie Dubnewych, Stephanie Beaulieu, Stephanie Kring, Patia Longmire,Graham Therrien, Aleesha Toulouse, Chantal Ostrowalker, Alyssa Spencer, Maxne Perreault, Zachary Toulouse, Amy Noel LeClair, Rae Lewis, Natalie Bradley, Carole Coutu, Ahab Azzeh, Charlie Venedam, Kyle Miller, Shyla Bajus, Olivia Johnson, Tyler Michael Ducharme, Mike Keven McGrayne, Bryan Gould, Andy Vis, Daniel Poliquin, Roland Houle, Jen Black, Noel Leroux, Michel LeBlanc, Copper Cliff South Mine, underground labourers

Ahmed Aissaoui, Operations Central Utilities, Shift operator, Oxygen Plant

Ben St Marseille, Lianne Larose, Francine Lebeau, Adam Sinclair Transportation, Transportation operators

Steven Babcock, Engineering (General) superintendent, Project & Shutdown Management

Cody Bishop, Blair Smith, Leah Schroeder, David Cranston, Jesse St Onge, Joshua Kohtakangas, Bradley Allen and Guy Philion, Garson Mine, underground labourers

Michael Tiedtke, Copper Cliff Nickel Refinery, supervisor, Production

Brian Scott, Copper Cliff South Mine, supervisor, Production

Maxim Clement, Copper Refinery, apprentice millwright 1st Period

David Blanchette, Jasmin Brazeau, Coleman Mine, Heavy-Duty Equipment technicians

Cassidy Lawn, Coleman Mine, maintenance electrician

Stephanie Arsenault, Creighton No.9 Mine apprentice millwright 1st Period

Thomas Caughey, Transportation supervisor, Services

Nicholas Morcone, Port Colborne Refinery, electrician

Eric Chartrand, Transportation, millwright

Aiden Lavoie, Transportation, engineer-in-training I (EIT I) 

Joseph Jelen, Copper Cliff Mill, apprentice millwright 1st Period

Michael Specht and Yvan Mainville, Divisional Shops, welder-fitters

Oliver Audet, Port Colborne Refinery, industrial mechanic

Michelle Laderoute, Engineering (General) superintendent, Engineering Systems

Mohammad Ali, Copper Cliff North Mine engineer, Reliability

Russel Fernandes, Process Technology supervisor, Services

Jacob Landriault, Engineering (Mines) chief engineer, Backfill

Daniel Caldwell, Divisional Shops, supervisor, Maintenance

Ron Soltys, C.C. Nickel, Refinery supervisor, Maintenance

Daniela Portelance, Copper Cliff North Mine, engineer-in-training I (EIT I)

Elisa Bacik, Garson Mine, engineer-in-training I (EIT I)

Jeffrey Veith, Clarabelle Mill supervisor, Maintenance

Ali Zamir,Copper Cliff Smelter, engineer-in-training II (EIT II)

Ronald Dugas, Coleman Mine, supervisor, Production

Adrian Naghi, Engineering (General), senior draftsman

Greg Bangarth, Port Colborne Refinery, senior engineer – Metallurgy

Amandeep Dhillon, Port Colborne Refinery Engineer – Reliability

Bohan Wang, Coleman Mine, engineer-in-training I (EIT I)

Maeva Tessier, Copper Cliff Smelter, apprentice maintenance electrician, 4th Period

Khaled Abassi, Maintenance & Utility Management. senior analyst, Quality Assurance 


Nourhal Wali and Bryn Fraser are our new senior procurement analysts. Their responsibilities include procurement of commodities and logistics services for Canada 

Gwendolyn Hooper and Amanda Allen have joined the HRSA and Payroll team as our new HRSA analysts 

Jacqueline Miklovich and Nitin Jain are our new senior analysts, Integrated Business 

Victor Ugorji is our new senior analyst with Performance and Competitiveness.

Nicolas Mignard is our new junior analyst with Performance and Competitiveness 

Gillian Moore is our new Strategic Planning analyst 

Lalit Singh is our new senior analyst, Technical Business Cases


Manzoor Qadir, superintendent, Projects & Shutdown Management, will lead our Thompson PMO team to manage shutdowns portfolio of projects from inception to completion to ensure efficient and safe execution of quality, scope, schedule and budget in partnership with operations.

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