Eric Strom, P. Eng.
Eric brings more than 23 years of engineering, operational and project experience, including 12 years in Management and other Executive roles for Newcrest, Newgold, Rio Tinto and China Molybdenum Co. (CMOC). Eric has spent ten years building, operating and overseeing block cave mines including New Afton in Kamloops BC, and Northparkes Mines in Australia. Eric graduated from Queen’s University in 1995 with a degree in Mining Mechanical Engineering and started with Placer Dome in Timmins, Ontario. Over his career Eric has worked across Canada, Australia and the United States. He is currently working for Newcrest as the Head of Strategic Studies in Canada, focused on their newest project, the Red Chris Mine. Previous roles included Vice-President Projects and Innovation for Titan Mining, Director Underground Mining for Newgold, Mining Manager for Rio Tinto at Northparkes Mines, and superintendent of the Projects and Technical Teams building the New Afton Mine in Kamloops BC. Eric is a strategic thinker and champion of practical innovation and brings a deep understanding of the business of mining in Canada and abroad.