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Mining suppliers selected for Hall of Fame honours

Alistair Ross, John Mason will be recognized by MineConnect on Feb. 8
Alistair Ross (left) of Sudbury and John Mason, formerly of Thunder Bay, have been selected as MineConnect's 2023 Hall of Fame inductees.

MineConnect will induct two new people to its Hall of Fame on Feb. 8.

Sudbury's Alistair Ross and John Mason, formerly of Thunder Bay, will be recognized by the organization, which represents the mining service and supply sector of Northern Ontario.

Sudbury-based Ross has more than 30 years’ experience in the sector, including as president-CEO of Rockcliff Metals, director of mining operations for Vale (2017-2019), and director and vice-president at Technica Group. He now operates his own consulting firm.

Mason recently retired as the project manager for mining services with the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission, a job he held for more than a decade, after spending the earlier years of his early career with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. A geologist by training, he now offers geological consulting services through his private company, John Mason and Associates.

A tradition dating back to 2007, the MineConnect Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made important, lasting contributions to the North’s mining supply and service sector.

With the addition of Ross and Mason, the Hall of Fame now has 29 members hailing from across Northern Ontario.

This year’s ceremony will take place at Place des Arts in downtown Sudbury during the MineConnect annual general meeting.