The CIM Sudbury Branch welcomes Mr. Parviz Farsangi as Guest Speaker for the September 11, 2008, General Membership Meeting, which will begin the 2008-2009 season!
Mr. Parviz Farsangi joined Vale Inco Limited in September 2007 as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Mr. Farsangi is responsible for leading the operations of Vale Inco's wholly-owned subsidiaries.
Farsangi has an extensive operating background, a history of employee and community engagement and a knowledge of the nickel industry.
Most recently, Farsangi was President, Gramercy Alumina in Louisiana and St. Ann Bauxite in Jamaica. Prior to this, he was with Falconbridge Limited from 1987 to 2005, working initially at their Kidd Creek Mine, Timmins in various positions including Construction/Backfill General Foreman, Mines Services Superintendent, Mine Superintendent and Business Strategy Superintendent. Farsangi then transferred to the Sudbury Operations, and after being Mine Superintendent for several different mines, was appointed Mines Manager in 2000 and General Manager of the Falconbridge Sudbury Mines/Mill Business Unit in 2002.
Farsangi graduated from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario in 1985 with a B.Eng. in Mining Engineering. He received his M.Eng. in Rock Mechanics from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec in 1987 and went on to receive a Ph.D. in Mining Engineering from McGill in 1996. Farsangi also earned an M.B.A. from Queen’s University Business School in 1998.
Farsangi is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, past Chairman of the Mine Managers Committee of the Ontario Mining Association and a past member of the Mining Legislative Review Committee.