VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2012) -
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McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Leon Botham, MSCE, PEng, as R&D Program Director for Environment & Sustainability with CEMI, the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation.
A recognized mining expert and industry leader, Leon joined McElhanney in February 2011, leading the company's venture into the Saskatchewan market. In addition to his role as Vice President, Saskatchewan Region, Leon oversees McElhanney's mining operations. He is also the current President of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan and a Past Chair of both the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada and the Consulting Engineers of Saskatchewan.
Leon's role with CEMI will involve providing assistance with and advisement on mining-related environmental and sustainability issues. He will also direct and monitor current research projects in the areas of tailings management, waste geochemistry, and biochemistry. Leon will work with CEMI's internal stakeholders and industrial clients to identify future research topics and coordinate with other research centres to promote collaboration on topics of mutual interest.
Based in Sudbury, Ontario, CEMI identifies and supports applied R&D projects in the metal mining industry, with a focus on collaboration and resource sharing. CEMI aims to promote innovation through a three-step process of research, development, and implementation.
McElhanney is a multidisciplinary consulting firm specializing in engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, and environmental services. Established in 1910, the company has become a preferred service provider to many successful mineral exploration and mine development ventures. Its portfolio includes award-winning projects for clients in over 70 countries worldwide, serviced through 24 local offices.
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