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Mining association names 2018 hall-of-famer

Cementation’s Roy Slack will be recognized by SAMSSA
Roy Slack, president at Cementation Canada, will be entered into the SAMSSA Hall of Fame on Dec. 4. (Supplied photo)

Roy Slack, president at Cementation Canada, will be inducted into the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association’s (SAMSSA) Hall of Fame on Dec. 4.

A professional engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in the industry, Slack has served as president of Cementation since 1998. The North Bay-headquartered engineering firm provides design-build and construction management services to the mining sector. In 2017, the company was recognized as the Gold Winner of Safest Employer in Canada in the natural resources sector.

In 2008, Slack was awarded the Engineer’s Medal for Entrepreneurship by the Professional Engineers of Ontario, and in 2009, he received the Metal Mining Society Award from the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM). In 2012, he was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International, and in 2017, Nipissing University bestowed upon him an honorary doctorate.

In 2019, Slack will take on the role of president of the CIM. He was previously on the board of the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corp. (MIRARCO) and is presently a board member at the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT).

Slack has been active in numerous safety initiatives over the years, including as a past board member of OMCSA, MASHA and on the WSN Mining Advisory committee. In 2013, Slack was appointed to the Province of Ontario’s first Prevention Council to advise the government on workplace safety, where he served for four years. He currently serves as chair of the CIM Safety Committee and is a member of the CEO Health & Safety Leadership Charter.

SAMSSA’s annual general meeting will be held Dec. 4 at Dynamic Earth in Sudbury.