"For his longstanding contribution to CIM as council member, President and passionate driver of growth through excellence"
Dr. Chris Twigge-Molecey is a Senior Advisor at Hatch Ltd., consulting engineers, project and construction managers, where he has worked for 43 years.
He has held a wide range of both technical and management positions.
He is past president of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum as well as a past president of the Metallurgical Society, a recipient of the METSOC Airey Award, the Silver Medal. He has also served as a CIM Distinguished Lecturer. He currently sits on the CIM Governance committee and organizes CIM-branded conference sessions in China.
He is also a recipient of the Mineral Economics Award from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Engineers, a director of the Canada-China Business Council, Deputy Chaiman of the Canadian Mining Innovation Council, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a member of the Canadian Government Clean Mining Initiative advisory board.
His technical contributions have included management of technology development programs, as well as design and commissioning of full scale metallurgical plant. He leads the development of Hatch business in several overseas markets including Russia, Chile and China.
Chris obtained his first degree in Mechanical Sciences from the University of Cambridge, followed by a Ph.D.in fluid mechanics from the University of Toronto.
"In recognition of his commendable mentoring, his commitment to the Surface Mining Society and his valuable support and dedication to the CIM Vancouver Branch."
As a graduate of UBC Mining and Mineral Processing in 1984, Tom Broddy started his career with Teck at its Bullmoose operation in the North East coalfields of BC. He spent 16 years in Tumbler Ridge developing his operational and engineering skills and was Superintendent of Engineering at Quintette Coal Limited when he left for a new career in Port Terminal Management on the Vancouver waterfront in 2000. He came back to mining in 2006 when he joined Taseko Mines Ltd. where he is currently the Manager, Engineering Projects.
Broddy has been a member of CIM since his student days at UBC. He has served as Chairman of the Tumbler Ridge and Vancouver Branches and as District 6 VP. He is currently the Chairman of the Surface Mining Society and will be Chairman of the 2016 CIM AGM in Vancouver. He has worked closely with BCIT and UBC to lead their annual panel discussions with senior industry personnel, giving students information on the importance of networking and how CIM enables this. He was very instrumental in establishing and supporting the UBC and BCIT Student Branches of CIM. He has spoken on many occasions to industry groups regarding the importance and effectiveness of hiring and mentoring young adults in our industry, during both good economic times and bad. He is a member of the Industry Advisory committee at both UBC and BCIT mining departments and sits as a trustee for the H.A. Steane scholarship as well as the Mineral Resource Education Program of BC.
"In recognition for his commitment to the underground rock mining industry, his dedication to CEMI and CIM and for his support to the CIM Sudbury Branch"
Don Lindsay has been President and CEO of Teck since 2005. He previously served as President of CIBC World Markets and led their Investment and Corporate Banking Division, their Asia Pacific Region and was head of their Global Mining team.
He is on the Boards of Manulife Financial Corporation and Canadian Council of Chief Executives. He is also the Chair of the Board of Governors for Mining and Metals for the World Economic Forum. He has additionally served on the boards of various non-profit organizations in Ontario and B.C. Currently a Governor of B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation, Lindsay recently served as Chair of the successful $200 million capital campaign to build a new acute care hospital. Earlier in 2014, he received the B.C. Community Achievement Award in recognition of his service.
From 2007 to 2011, he was Chair of the International Zinc Association and led the development of the Zinc Saves Kids campaign to address zinc deficiency, which claims the lives of 450,000 children annually.
“In recognition of over 35 years of service in the minerals industry and with CIM.”
By Dinah Zeldin
Chuck Edwards, director of metallurgy with AMEC, always knew what he wanted to do and did what he wanted. After more than 46 years in the industry and almost 40 years as a CIM member, Edwards’ commitment to following his passion and to working hard has landed him a fulfilling career, the respect of his colleagues and the CIM Distinguished Service Medal – an award bestowed for “exceptional service to the institute and industry.”
When Edwards started out as an engineer in Inco’s research lab he was inspired by the technical challenges of plant design. “I think the best thing about being an engineer is that when we are lucky, we get to build something we dreamed up,” he explains. “If we do it right, we get to imagine something that no one has ever done before and make it real.”
His zest for designing and building began at age four, when he worked on a wooden fort with his father, sketching out the floor plans in a small notebook. “I always knew what I wanted to do, but I did not know that was called engineering until high school,” he says. Edwards found out through a career day presentation in his grade 10 class. “The guy was talking about what he was working on and I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do,” he reminisces.
Edwards has never looked back, immersing himself in the industry by working on a wide range of projects, from aluminum, nickel and silver to the oil sands, specialty chemical industries, and his area of expertise, uranium extractive metallurgy, and by volunteering his spare time as an active member of CIM. Edwards has worked in R&D, operations, government, consulting and engineering management, and has served as a technical consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Since he joined CIM, Edwards acted as chair of the Canadian Mineral Processors Society in 2011, was a member of the Saskatoon branch executive, and, most notably, served as CIM president from 2011 to 2012. He is also chair of the Technical Publications Committee and was a co-founder of CIM Journal. Most recently, he helped launch the Leadership Development program. Edwards’ contributions have been recognized through past awards including the CMP Best Presentation Award in both 1997 and 2007, and the CMP Mineral Processor of the Year award in 2001.
After years in the industry, Edwards is still excited by new technical challenges but has partially shifted his focus to helping young engineers develop. At AMEC, he mentors several young professionals – both through a program the company has set up and unofficially. “As I get older one of the things that satisfies me the most is seeing younger people grow into their full capabilities,” he says.
“I always try to encourage younger people to get involved in CIM because it has been so satisfying for me,” he adds. “I have made a lot of friends working with the Institute. Sometimes networking can be mechanical, but at CIM, the technical, the business and the friendship parts all get muddled together. And it is better that way.”
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