Vice-President, North Atlantic Projects and Base Metals Technology
Vale Canada Limited
Dave Stefanuto has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and began his career in the mining industry with the former Inco’s General Engineering group in Sudbury supporting the various mines and surface facilities.
In 2003, Dave was part of the team that successfully executed the Voisey’s Bay Nickel Mine/Mill/Port Project in Labrador. Following this he was part of the Project Management team responsible for completion of the feasibility studies defining the Long Harbour Processing Plant (LHPP), and subsequently became Engineering Manager during the initial execution of the project.
Dave then returned to Sudbury as Project Manager responsible for execution of the CORe (Challenging Ore Recovery) Project in Sudbury which included the addition of a new flotation plant and IsaMill installation at Clarabelle Mill.
In 2011 Dave was charged with leading Vale’s Clean AER (Atmospheric Emissions Project) in Sudbury, the largest environmental project of its kind in Sudbury’s history. The US$1B project will see sulphur dioxide emissions in Sudbury reduced by 85% from current levels. Dave led the re-definition of the Clean AER project to accommodate the changes in Vale’s Sudbury operation to a one-furnace operation as well as took responsibility for execution of the Surface Facilities Upgrade project which will facilitate the required process changes.
Dave has since been tasked with responsibility for all our Canadian projects and Vale’s Base Metals Technical Excellence Centre as Vice-President North Atlantic Projects and Base Metals Technology. Under the Base Metals Technical Excellence Centre Dave has consolidated our expert groups in Hydrometallurgy, Pyrometallurgy, Mining and Mineral processing, Project Services and Resource Management that provide global support to all Base Metals operations.