Submitted by KGHM International
KGHM International Ltd. (“KGHMI”) is pleased to announce that Colin B. Bower is the new General Manager of its Robinson Mine, also known as the Robinson Nevada Mining Company (“RNMC”).
Colin and his wife Pamela arrived in Ely in mid-April of this year. Colin has been in the global mining industry for more than 25 years. Most recently, he was Mine Manager at the Sierra Gorda Project—one of the largest and most quickly developed mining projects in the world, located in the Atacama Desert of Chile’s Antofagasta region. He successfully delivered the 220 million ton pre-stripping project in advance of mill operation and played a pivotal role in developing a world class operation.
“I am very excited to lead the Robinson Mine team, which is truly an exceptional group of people,” said Colin. “I am also honored to become a member of the Ely community. This is a wonderful community and an historic mining town, and I look forward to meeting more and more community members in the coming months.” Colin is a graduate of Michigan State University and holds a Master’s Degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management located in Glendale, AZ. He speaks English and Spanish fluently.
The Robinson Mine will complete mining in the Kimbley pit in the fourth quarter of this year and begin development of the Ruth West pit. In 2015, ore mined will be from Ruth East, Ruth North and Ruth West pits. The safety and well-being of employees will remain a top priority. “Zero Harm is an important core value for the company and our safety rates have proven that the Robinson mine takes this seriously. We have been operating at near historic low incident rates and remain focused on achieving further improvements to safety performance.”
The Robinson mine recently held a local Job Fair which attracted more than 100 interested people, who were able to learn about and apply for work at RNMC.