Coal veteran Kilgour named to top jobs at Teck Resources

Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK), Canada’s largest producer of metallurgical coal, has appointed Ian Kilgour as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective June 20.

Kilgour has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry and since February 2011 has served as Teck’s Senior Vice President, Coal, the company noted in a June 20 announcement. Prior to joining Teck, he was President and CEO of Compañia Minera Antamina. He has served in senior roles with the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, BHP Coal’s Goonyella Riverside Mine and at Minera Escondida.

“Ian brings a strong track record of consistently driving results, a focus on cost management and global experience to the COO role,” said Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck Resources.

Kilgour will be responsible for all of Teck’s mining operations and joint ventures in its steelmaking coal, copper and zinc business units. Executives reporting to him include:

  • Rob Scott, Senior Vice President, Zinc
  • Dale Andres, Senior Vice President, Copper
  • Bill Fleming, Vice President, Engineering, Projects and Business Improvement, Coal
  • Robin Sheremeta, Vice President, Operations, Coal
  • Real Foley, Vice President, Marketing, Coal

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.