Sunday, October 1, 2023

Capstone Copper Announces New Vice President and General Manager

Keystone copper announced the founding of James Whittaker as the new vice president and managing director of the company in Chile, the Canadian mining company that controls the operations of Green Coat and White Coat in the regions of Atacama and Antofagasta and that has the permissions to develop the Santo Domingo project.

Whittaker holds a degree in extractive metallurgical engineering from Dalhousie University and an MBA from Queen’s University, both in Canada. In addition, it has a Success story of more than 30 years in mining operations in America. Most recently, he was president of BHP’s Minera Escondida. Also notable is his time as Executive General Manager of Oceana Gold Corporation and previously Barrick Gold Corporation, where he led project development and mining operations in Peru and Argentina.

In his new role Whittaker will be responsible for completing the launch of the Mantoverde development project and achieving full operational capacity for Mantos Blancos undertake the construction of the Santo Domingo Project and advance growth studies in the regions where the mining company currently operates.

Around, John MacKenzie, CEO of Capstone Copper stated: “We welcome James Whittaker As our new SVP and General Manager for Chile, he will make a major contribution to implementing our growth with his more than 30 years of experience in operations and project development. This year marks a turning point for Capstone Copper: we have a strong team, a deep organic growth profile and a strong balance sheet. “We are well positioned to serve all of our stakeholders.”

The new managing director will replace Giancarlo Bruno who in 2022 – and after 7 years at the helm of Mantos Copper – successfully carried out the merger process between Mantos Copper and Capstone and led the implementation of the Mantoverde development project.

In conclusion, the company’s CEO said: “We would like to thank Giancarlo Bruno for his professionalism and for being an important member of our team that drove the positioning, growth and value creation of Capstone Copper in Chile, with leadership being crucial Significance was “strategic merger process that the company carried out.”

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