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North Bay engineer named mining institute president

Roy Slack, president at Cementation North Bay, will take over as president of the CIM in 2019.
Roy Slack, president of Cementation in North Bay

Roy Slack has been appointed as the incoming president of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).

Slack is the president of North Bay-headquartered Cementation, a contracting and engineering company that provides mine development and production services for underground mines around the world.

“It is an honour to be nominated and appointed to this position and it is a great opportunity to give back to an industry that has been so good to me,” Slack said in a news release.

“The CIM is more relevant than ever at this time where we are seeing technical and financial conditions driving innovation towards a new state of mining.” Mr. Slack is now a member of the CIM National Council and the President’s Council, and will take over the role of President of the CIM in 2019.

Slack has been recognized with a number of accolades for his work in the industry.

In 2008, he was awarded the Engineer’s Medal for Entrepreneurship by the Professional Engineers Ontario. In 2009 he was given the Metal Mining Society Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining, and in 2012 he was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International.

He has been active in numerous safety initiatives and, in 2013, was appointed to the Province of Ontario’s first Prevention Council to advise the government on workplace safety.

Slack was appointed to the presidency at CIM’s annual general meeting on April 30. He is currently a member of the CIM National Council and President’s Council, and his tenure as CIM president begins in 2019.

Founded in 1898, the CIM is the leading not-for-profit technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries.