Special Guest Speaker for SAMSSA Annual Event Update Three


SAMSSA Annual General Meeting


Update Three


Monday, December 4, 2017

4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Dynamic Earth


4:00        Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres

                 (Sponsored by Mike Mayhew, Artisan

                Vehicle Systems)

5:00-6:30PM       Business Agenda

The AGM will recognize a new honoree to the Hall of Fame, a Special Recognition Award and a keynote address from a mining executive from Kirkland Lake Gold.  Other updates will include the appointment of a new Board Member for a two year term.

 More  forthcoming. Join us for our yearly meeting and meet colleagues.


Update Three


We are exceptionally pleased to have as our Keynote speaker:


Tony Makuch, P.Eng

President & Chief Executive Officer

Kirkland Lake Gold


Anthony (Tony) Makuch has over 35 years of management, operations and technical experience in the mining industry, having managed numerous projects in Canada and the United States from advanced exploration through production.

Prior to joining Kirkland Lake Gold as President and CEO, Mr. Makuch was the CEO at Lake Shore Gold Inc., until its acquisition by Tahoe Resources on April 1, 2016.  Mr. Makuch was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for FNX Mining Company Inc. and he has held progressively senior positions with Dynatec Corporation, including VP, Operations.  Mr. Makuch worked with Kinross Gold Corporation at a number of their North American operations; which included his role as General Manager of the Kirkland Lake Operations at the Macassa Mine and Timmins Operations – Hoyle Pond Mine

 Update Two

 SAMSSA will install Tom Palangio President of SAMSSA in the Hall of Fame. Tom is the longest standing Member of the Board of Directors and has been an exceptional leader and  supporter and retires from the Board this year after 12 years of active participation.


Tom has been Chair, Northern Gateway Branch of the CIM; Director, North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce; Board Chairman, Canadore College; President SAMSSA; Vice Chair, Nipissing University; after 6 years of exceptional leadership Tom Palangio just recently stepped down as Board Chair, NORCAT.  “It’s satisfying to know that you’ve helped others realize their dreams and get started in business and it’s good to know that you’ve helped build organizations that will continue to provide support when needed.


Update One

 We are pleased to announce that a Special Recognition Award will be presented to Norm Tollinsky Editor of the Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal for his contributions as a journalist  and supporter of SAMSSA companies. This is the first award presented to an editor of a major global news magazine by SAMSSA.


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