Vale has seen change as Franco Cazzola replaced Gary Eyes as Head of Manitoba Operations.
Gary Eyres, who took over leadership of mining and milling operations in Thompson in March 2019, is no longer with the company after less than year on the job. He has been replaced by Franco Cazzola, manager of the Copper Cliff mine in Sudbury since August of last year and of the Copper Cliff nickel refinery since September 2018. Cazzola was formerly the manager of health and safety for Vale’s Manitoba Operations from January 2005 to October 2008. He graduated from the University of Guelph with a bachelor in applied science in 1985.
“Franco brings years of leadership experience managing surface plants and mines all across the Vale Ontario Operations and has a track record of delivering on safety, production and cost commitments with a sharp focus on risk management,” said Tara Ritchie of Vale Manitoba Operations in a February 7 email. “He is excited to take on this new role and to lead our Thompson team to achieve the safety and productivity requirements that will support Thompson’s future.”
Cazzola, who worked in Thompson from 2005 to 2008 before moving to Sudbury, is fourth person to lead Manitoba Operations in less than two years.
(Source: the Thompson Citizen)