Russell Hallbauer - President, CEO and Director
P. Eng Mining
Russell Hallbauer, has been an integral part in the mining industry
for the past 35 years. Since joining Taseko in 2005, Mr. Hallbauer has
led the Taseko team in the advancement of the Company through production expansion and asset acquisitions.
Prior to joining Taseko, Mr. Hallbauer was Senior Mining Executive at Teck Cominco Ltd. where he oversaw the Highland Valley
Copper mine in central BC and was Chairman of the Joint Venture Compañía Minera Antamina in Peru.
Mr. Hallbauer has also served as Teck Cominco’s General Manager of
Coal Operations responsible for the Bullmoose, Quintette and Elkview Mines.
A British Columbia Institute of Technology and Colorado School of
Mines alumnus, he has been recognized as a leader in the mining industry
receiving the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2010.
In addition, Mr. Hallbauer was awarded the Selywn Blaylock Award from Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy in recognition of his work in the advancement and development of the mineral industry in Western Canada.
He is the past Chairman of the Mining Association of British Columbia
and was the President of the Canadian Institute of Mining and
Metallurgy for 2005-2006.