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Sudbury mining supply group seeking new leader

Search for SAMSSA executive director closes June 10
Dick DeStefano will step down from the Sudbury and Area Mining Supply and Services Association (SAMSSA), where he has served as executive director since 2003. (File photo)

The Sudbury and Area Mining Supply and Service Association (SAMSSA) is seeking a new executive director.

The organization, which represents mining service and supply companies in Northern Ontario and beyond, made note of its search in a newsletter on May 6.

The successful candidate would be the successor to Dick DeStefano, who has led the organization since its inception in 2003.

That year, recognizing the benefit of a combined marketing effort for the more than 350 mining supply and service companies operating in Sudbury, DeStefano led the push to form SAMSSA.

Today, the company has hundreds of members located in Sudbury, across Northern Ontario, and internationally.

According to the job posting, eligible candidates should have post-secondary education in mining, business or other relevant education, combined with seven or more years of experience.

They should also have an understanding of the mining industry and its importance to the region and Canada, as well as experience in leading trade missions outside Ontario and in leading a not-for-profit association.

Key responsibilities for this person will include advocating on behalf of SAMSSA’s members, providing direction and leadership toward the fulfillment of the association’s goals, and initiating activities and strategic alliances that enhance SAMSSA’s value proposition.

The deadline to apply for the position is Monday, June 10.

Read the full job posting here.