Our Team
Rick Blakey

Rick Blakey,

Vice President, Operations Canada

Mr. Blakey joined Dumas in 2023 as Vice President, Operations, Canada with 30 years of experience in the mining industry across the Americas. He has held operational roles with a mining contractor prior to collecting a progressive portfolio of management and corporate experience with Goldcorp Inc., Newmont Corporation and Pan American Silver Corp.

Mr. Blakey has extensive experience in both operating mine management and capital projects. Over the course of his career he has managed a number of producing mines, full teams of technical staff, large scale capital projects within operating mines and continuous improvement initiatives delivering transformational change to numerous operations and projects.

Mr. Blakey is recognized as a continuous improvement specialist and has a history of improving mine development programs as well as effectiveness at multiple shaft and raising projects.  He is a people leader and recognizes that improvements to any mining activity or function begin with managing and understanding people effectively.

Mr. Blakey holds a BASc in Mining Engineering from Michigan Technological University where he attended after completing the Mining Engineering Technology program at the Haileybury School of Mines.

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