Martin passes torch to Belland

Teck names new general manager for Trail Operations

After 39 years to the day he joined Trail Operations, Mike Martin will retire from his position as general manager and pass the torch to a fellow employee.

Greg Belland, former manager of production in Trail, will take over for Martin on July 1.

“Mike is a highly respected operator who has led our Trail Operations through significant industry change and performance improvements over the years,” said Don Lindsay, president and CEO. “His guidance and oversight will be missed by his friends and colleagues at Trail and across the company.”

After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor of applied science in chemistry engineering, Martin spent his entire career at Trail Operations, holding technical and senior management potions before becoming manager of operations in 2000 and lastly taking on the general manager position in 2006.

His legacy included commissioning new plant processes, resolving feed supply issues and improving environmental and safety performance.

Unlike Martin, Belland left his role with Teck as a research engineer in 1988 to work for BHP Billiton as a mill superintendent, but returned in 1997 to work in variety of jobs, including manager of commercial services and raw materials.

The man with a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of New Brunswick and a masters in business administration from the University of Toronto is considered a great fit.

“Greg has held a number of positions with Teck and has a strong understanding of the operation,” said Mike Agg, senior vice president of zinc. “He will be critical to our ongoing success at Trail.”