Case Study: Western Magnesium

The Challenge of Modern Mining Leadership

Modern mining leadership must face challenges of technical revolution, safety/sustainability responsibilities and recruiting STEM talent.
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Developing and managing a pilot plant is no easy feat and Western Magnesium knew they needed someone with the right experience and expertise to thrive in this role. A startup driven by new technology, their company offers a new, more efficient way to process magnesium. After thoroughly discussing their requirements with the Goldbeck team, recruiter Kevin was excited about this unique position and dove head first into the search.

What the client needed was a VP of operations who could handle a large project with the experience to prove it. As a member of senior leadership, this person would be responsible for overseeing the building of the plant, ensuring the processes are functioning, obtaining land rights, staffing the plant once running and sourcing material. A large project, indeed. Luckily, due to Kevin’s expertise in the natural resources sector he knew exactly where to look for this kind of talent. He recognized that individuals with a mineral processing background would be equipped to handle the complexities of this role.

It didn’t take long for Kevin to find four strong candidates. All individuals possessed strengths, but one in particular stood out as they specialized in building pilot plants. This candidate had extensive related experience and was ready to progress to a senior VP level role. They were hired and began working only 3 weeks after the search had begun. Our recruiters expertise in their areas of focus and commitment to finding the best fit ensure that your position will be filled with top talent.

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Henry Goldbeck

Henry E. Goldbeck, President of Goldbeck Recruiting Inc, is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and founded Goldbeck Recruiting in 1997. Since then, Henry has built the company's reputation as a leading headhunter and recruitment agency in sales, marketing, operations, engineering, and executive level positions across a variety of industries.

President & CEO at Goldbeck Recruiting Inc.