Ex Teck Executive John Thompson joins MineSense Board
July 22, 2014

Vancouver, Canada – MineSense™ Technologies Ltd welcomes Ian Pearce to its Board of Directors. Ian is a co-founder of the privately-funded venture, X2 Resources, which aims to create a new mid-tier diversified mining and metals company.

Ian was CEO of Xstrata Nickel from 2006 to 2013. He previously held executive-level positions at Falconbridge in the roles of Senior Vice-President of Projects and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Falconbridge, he worked on Canadian oil sands projects, as well as metallurgical and mining projects for Fluor in Canada, Indonesia, Chile and South Africa.

Ian has served as Chair of the Mining Association of Canada as well as First Vice Chairman at The Mining Association of Canada, was a Director for the Nickel Institute and the Canadian Opera Company, and was on the Advisory Board of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100.

He was educated in South Africa and holds an engineering HND in mineral processing and a BSc from the University of Witwatersrand.