Executive Team

Daniel Dumas, P.Eng., Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Dumas established Dumas Contracting Ltd. in 1994 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. During his tenure as CEO, Mr. Dumas has led the company to become a specialized international mining contractor and one of Canada’s great business success stories. Mr. Dumas has a strong and diversified background in underground mining operations, finance, and business development. An industry leader and innovator, he is also involved with many publically listed and privately held mining companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mining Engineering from New Mexico Tech, and is a graduate of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program through the University of Toronto. Additionally, Mr. Dumas holds a Professional Engineering Licence in Ontario.

Michael Psihogios, Chief Financial Officer

Michael Psihogios is responsible for the Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology functions for Dumas’ global offices and operations. He has more than 10 years of strategic and analytical financial leadership experience working in private equity, investment banking, mining companies and niche product/service businesses serving the natural resource industry. Mr. Psihogios has broad experience in all areas of corporate finance including mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures, partnerships, alliances, capital structuring, contract appraisal and project evaluation. He attended business school at the University of Toronto (Canada) and St. Gallen (Switzerland), while completing his undergraduate program at the University of Wilfrid Laurier in Waterloo, Canada.

Wayne Mohns, P.Eng., Vice President, Canada 

Wayne Mohns oversees all elements of Dumas’ operations across Ontario and Western Canada. A professional engineer with more than 25 years of experience in mine contracting, operations and mine management, Mr. Mohns held several senior management positions with the Redpath Group, Xstrata Nickel, Homestake, Barrick and Teck prior to joining Dumas. He has varied operational and management experience in contracting, mine operation, process improvement, strategic planning and team building. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University, as well as a Civil Technology Qualification from Ryerson University and a Professional Engineering License in Ontario.

Larry Zuccherato, Vice President 

Larry Zuccherato is responsible for International Operations at Dumas, as well as leading the estimating, costing and technical services departments. With more than 30 years of experience in the mining contracting industry, Mr. Zuccherato has led estimating and business development departments, and has worked on a wide variety of domestic and international engineering and mine construction projects for major resource companies. His knowledge and expertise in all key facets of the mining industry make him a valuable asset for tender development, proposal submissions, contract formalization and administration, project management and cost control. Mr. Zuccherato is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.