Miner of the Year Award

The Miner of the Year Award was established by the Mining & Exploration (M&E) Division in 2012 and was first awarded in 2013. It is presented to a person in recognition for getting “Rock in the Box.” This award is designed to recognize mine-site leaders who are able to manage production, people, community, safety and be good stewards of the environment and is funded by Atlas Copco, Inc.

Miner of the Year - Past Award Winners

2021 - Vern Goglio

2020 - John D. Welsh

2019 - Mel K. Lawson

2018 - Andrew P. Cole

2017 - Kurt W. Keskimaki

2016 - A. Clayr Alexander

2015 - Tom M. Goodell

2014 - Clyde H. Peppin

2012 - Cherie M. Tilley

For more information, please contact SME at awards@smenet.org.