Management

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Eric Lamontagne, General Manager

Eric has over 20 years of operations and development experience in the mining industry. Eric joined Greenstone Gold Mines in March of 2015 and was appointed General Manager for the new company. From 2013 to March of 2015 he was Manager of Project Development for Premier Gold Mines Limited. Prior to joining Premier Gold Mines Limited Eric was the former Project Manager for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (Agnico). While at Agnico, Eric was Operation Manager in developing and building the Meadowbank Mine and Project Manager for the Meliadine project. Prior to joining Agnico, Eric worked in various operation superintendant positions at the Troilus Mine for Inmet Mining. Eric received his PhD in Rock Mechanic Engineering through a partnership between the Université du Québec and B.R.G.M. in France.

 


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Bertho Caron, Ing., Director of Infrastructure

Bertho has over 24 years of experience developing projects in the mining industry. Bertho joined Greenstone Gold Mines in April 2015 and is now acting as Director of Infrastructure. From May 2014 to April 2015 he was Manager of Engineering and Construction for Premier Gold Mines Limited. Prior to joining Premier Gold Mines Limited Bertho was leading a feasibility study for a Rare Earth project. Preceeding that work he was construction manager with Agnico Eagle Mines for Goldex Mine in Québec and Meadowbank Mine in Nunavut. Bertho also directed the detailed engineering for Agnico’s Lapa Mine project and finally participated deeply in the feasibility study of their Meliadine project.  Prior to Agnico Eagle, Bertho worked for established mining companies with an emphasis on developing new projects or undertaking expansions of existing mining  facilities in different countries.

 


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Jason Rickard, Exploration Manager

Jason is a professional geologist with 20 years of exploration and project management experience in the mining industry. He has worked on a number of greenfield’s and advanced projects and joined Greenstone Gold Mines in 2019 as Exploration Manager. Jason earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Geology from Carleton University in Ottawa. He has a strong technical background with extensive experience in various geological terrains and commodities throughout Canada and internationally. Jason has held senior exploration roles within various companies, including several years as Project Manager for MMG’s High Lake Cu-Zn Project in Nunavut.  He was a Senior Geologist within Vale’s North American Greenfields Exploration Group and led the exploration team as Senior Geologist on the Borden Gold Project with Goldcorp. Jason was also more recently the Exploration Manager on First Cobalt’s Greater Cobalt Project.

 


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Shane is an environmental professional with over 20 years of experience in permitting, environmental management and stakeholder engagement. Shane joined Greenstone Gold Mines in May of 2019. Prior to Greenstone Gold Mines, Shane spent 13 years at the Williams Mine in various roles that included managing the closure and reclamation activities for the David Bell Mine and Golden Giant Mine on behalf of Barrick Gold.  Before relocating to Ontario, Shane was a Resource Management Officer with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and worked as an Operations Supervisor for A&A Technical Services at the Diavik Diamond Mine. Shane earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

 


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Marie-Helene Gelinas, Manager, Human Resources and Community Relations

Marie-Hélène brings over 15 years of Human Resources Management experience in mining operations and mining projects. She joined Greenstone Gold Mines in March 2018 as Principal Advisor, Human Resources. Marie-Hélène earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration from Université du Québec (UQAM). Her expertise includes workforce planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, and employee relations.  Prior to joining Greenstone Gold Mines, Marie-Hélène worked with Rio Tinto, where she held various positions at Diavik Diamond Mines in Northwest Territories and at Rio Tinto Canadian headquarters in Montréal.

 


Daniel Gagne, Senior Manager, Indigenous Relations

Daniel brings 20 years of experience in developing Indigenous Relations with the Canadian National railroad where he oversaw seven Provinces. Daniel joined Greenstone Gold Mines in November 2020 and is now acting as Senior Manager, Indigenous Relations. Prior to joining Greenstone Gold Mines, Daniel was the Director, Indigenous Affairs at Canadian National (CN). Daniel started his career at CN in the law enforcement division responsible for all of northern Quebec where he worked closely with many Indigenous community police departments.