Kim Dales, B.Sc., CRSP
Corporate Safety Manager
Kim Dales is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional with 20 years of mining industry experience. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Management and Biology and has been working in mining and mineral exploration since 1994. She has a background in the fields of
underground mining, environment, mineral exploration, and health and safety. After many years as a site employee for various mining companies including Homestake Canada, Procon Mining and Tunnelling, Aurora Energy Resources, and Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Kim joined the Procon Corporate Safety team in 2010 and currently oversees Procon’s Safety Division, ProconSAFE. Kim was appointed to her current position of Corporate Safety Manager in 2012.
Division Manager, Equipment Division
Colin Elson has more than 20 years of experience in the operation of mine maintenance departments, including extensive engine and hydraulics experience and training. Prior to Procon, Colin worked at the New Britannia Mine, the Cantung Mine and for Sandvik Mining and Construction. Colin
has spent the last 12 years with Procon at many of our remote sites and at the Nisku facility. Colin is responsible for overseeing Procon’s Equipment Division, which maintains the equipment fleet used on all Procon projects.
General Manager, Industrial Division
Sean has over 20 years of experience in the mining and industrial construction sectors. He brings to Procon an extensive industrial background, having worked with several leading mining and construction companies, including operating his own construction management business. Having over 20 years
of experience in this industry, Sean’s expertise features solid capabilities in the planning and scheduling, estimating, project management and construction disciplines. He has consistently achieved excellent safety results with zero LTI’s on the projects he has personally managed. In this role, Sean will provide leadership to our industrial Division which is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Peter Rodenstein, P. Eng.
Regional Manager, Operations
Peter Rodenstein is a professional mining engineer with over 20 years of mining industry experience, including extensive knowledge of both underground and open pit operations. Prior to Procon, Peter managed the East Kootenay operations for Imasco Minerals, including their open pit quarries,
underground mine and process plant. Previous to this Peter was employed at Agrium’s Potash operations in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, and at Cominco’s Polaris and Sullivan mines. Having joined Procon in 2007, Peter is responsible for overseeing all site functions in his area of operations.
James (JD) Smith, P. Eng.
Regional Manager, Operations
James Smith is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience in many different mining operations throughout North and South America. He has extensive experience in lateral development and shaft sinking (both frozen and unfrozen) in hard rock and soft rock mines. Gaining experience in shaft
rehabilitation while attending University, James went on to managing shaft sinking operations using ground freezing techniques while acting as Vice President of a shaft sinking company. In his current role as Area Manager at Procon he is responsible for the safety and operational performance of a number of key projects within the organization.
Jie Liu (Jeffrey)
Senior Project Development Manager
Jeffrey Liu holds a Master degree in energy and environmental engineering, and is a senior engineer, a member of the Charter Institute of Building (CIOB)
and a Certified International Project Management Professional (IPMP), with 15 years of international project management and development experience. Prior to Procon, Jeffrey has worked on various projects across South America, Africa and Asia since joining China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd. (CAMCE) in 2001. In 2015, Jeffrey was appointed as Senior Project Development Manager for Procon and has been developing international business opportunities for Procon, as well as diversifying our domestic business in such areas as renewable energy and civil infrastructure.