Chairman - Andrew Smith

Past Chair - Kyle Buckoll

Andrew Smith is the Operations Lead for the Project Management Office of Dumas Contracting Ltd. with a focus on contract management, project controls and business intelligence. His career has been built in the Canadian mining industry in northern Ontario, with a well-rounded background in underground hard rock mining and mining engineering.


Since moving to Timmins in 2011, Andrew has been an advocate for the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, currently serving as the Chair of the CIM Porcupine Branch.


Andrew is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng) in the province of Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) in Mineral Resource Engineering from Dalhousie University and a Diploma in Engineering from St. Francis Xavier University.


As a striving young mining leader in the Timmins community, Kyle Buckoll brings a diverse mining resume of project management, front line supervision and technical engineering experience to his role as Chairman of the CIM Porcupine Branch. Kyle has worked across the country in various mining operations including base metal, uranium and potash mining. Kyle enjoys playing hockey, basketball, snowboarding and taking time for family walks.

Secretary - Available.

Biography not yet available.

Vice-Chair & Treasurer - Josh Toner

Josh was born and raised in Timmins, Ontario and after completing his degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Ottawa he returned to the Timmins area where he is currently working at the Kidd Operations Concentrator as a Process EIT.  Josh joined the Porcupine Branch in 2012 as a Director and moved into his current role as Treasurer in 2013.  Josh is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting, snowshoeing, and camping.

2nd Vice Chair - Ken Stewart

Ken Stewart is NORCAT'S Manager of Training and Development for Northern Ontario. Ken is focused on the delivery of health and safety programs and developing regulatory frameworks for many of the world's leading mining companies operating in Ontario. Prior to NORCAT, Ken was employed with Barrick Gold holding a variety of senior roles. He served as Barrick's Operational Effectiveness Superintendent where he managed all procurement, business improvement, health and safety training.

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