Jun. 1, 2011 (Marketwire Canada) --
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) announced today that Mike Martin will retire from his role as General Manager Trail Operations. Mr. Martin will transition from his General Manager role beginning July 1, 2011.
"Mike is retiring 39 years to the day that he joined Teck," said Don Lindsay, President and CEO. "Mike is a highly respected operator who has led our Trail Operations through significant industry change and performance improvements over the years. His guidance and oversight will be missed by his friends and colleagues at Trail and across the company. However, I know Mike is looking forward to enjoying his retirement, and I wish him and his wife Debbie the very best."
After graduating from UBC with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering, Mr. Martin went on to spend his entire career at Trail Operations, holding technical and senior management level positions in virtually all of the operating plants. He assumed the role of Manager, Operations in 2000, a role in which he held expanded responsibilities for all production and maintenance facilities until 2006 when he was appointed to the General Manager position. Mr. Martin made many contributions to Trail Operations including commissioning new plant processes, resolving feed supply issues and improving environmental and safety performance. He was awarded the President's Award for the successful startup of the KIVCET Lead Smelter and was also a Response Commander with the Trail Operations Emergency Response Team for eight years.
Mr. Martin has been an active member of the community through volunteer activities with the Canadian Power Squadron, Rossland Light Opera and the Rotary Club. He is a member of the Lower Columbia Community Development Team and member of the Downtown Opportunities and Action Committee for Trail. He is past Chair of the Kiro Manor Seniors Home and Kootenay Savings Credit Union.
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