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Teck announces major senior management changes

Four of firm's top execs headed for retirement in changing of the guard



VANCOUVER—Canadian mining firm, Teck Resources Ltd., has announced sweeping changes to its senior management.

A result of the retirement of four members of the company’s leadership, the changes will prompt the company to restructure its top ranks.

Ian Kilgour, Teck’s executive vice-president and COO is the highest-ranking retiree. He will leave the company after more than 35 years in the mining industry.

Rob Scott, senior vice-president of Zinc and Tim Watson, senior vice-president of Project Development, will also retire, both having spent more than 35 years in the industry. Ray Reipas, Teck’s senior vice-president of Energy, is also heading for retirement and will begin a phased retirement plan July 1.

“On behalf of Teck, I want to thank these individuals for their outstanding commitment to the company and the industry over the course of their careers,” Don Lindsay, the miner’s president and CEO, said. “As a result of these retirements, we have reorganized our management structure to ensure continued strong leadership across our business units, create a closer reporting relationship between our general managers and the senior executive, and further align the organization to the current business environment.”

Effective May 1, Dale Andres, who currently serves as senior vice-president of Copper, will become senior vice-president of Base Metals, while Robin Sheremeta, currently vice-president of the company’s coal operations will be promoted to senior vice-president of Coal. Meanwhile, Teck Exploration vice-president Alex Christopher will become senior vice-president of Exploration, Projects and Technical Services, on July 1.

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