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Mr. Hallbauer, has been an integral part in the mining industry for the past 35 years. Since joining Taseko in 2005, President and CEO Russell Hallbauer has assembled a management team with broad and extensive experience in mine development and operations, financing, public reporting, government and community relations, communications, investor relations, and corporate evaluations.
Prior to joining Taseko, Mr. Hallbauer was a 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 the 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.