Longtime leader at PolyMet retiring next month

Brad Moore is retiring from PolyMet next month. Brad Moore is retiring from PolyMet next month. |  Photo: WDIO FILE

Created: June 12, 2020 09:12 AM

Brad Moore, executive vice president of environmental and governmental affairs, will retire from PolyMet effective July 12th.

After joining the company in 2011, Moore guided the NorthMet Project through the lengthiest and most comprehensive environmental review ever conducted in Minnesota.

Under his leadership, the company was the first project to navigate the permitting process to mine copper, nickel and precious metals from the mineral-rich Duluth Complex in northeastern Minnesota.

“We are deeply indebted to Brad for his leadership and outstanding contributions in guiding us through this process,” said Jon Cherry, president and CEO. ”We are pleased that he has agreed to continue his support of the company through ongoing consulting on environmental and permitting matters as well as governmental affairs on a part-time basis.”

“My PolyMet experience has been personally and professionally rewarding; I am so pleased with the work our team has accomplished,” Moore said. “It has truly been a once in a lifetime opportunity. I look forward to continuing our relationship and seeing Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine built and operational.”

Cherry said Moore’s position will not immediately be replaced and his duties will be assigned to other executives and senior management.

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