McVey steps down as Procon CEO

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Procon Mining CEO John McVey at the company's Burnaby, British Columbia, headquarters.

Highly regarded Canadian mining leader, John McVey, is stepping down as CEO of contractor Procon Mining & Tunnelling at the end of this month. He’ll be succeeded by the company’s technical and support services senior VP, John Schadan.

China’s CAMC Engineering bought control of Procon from founders Ed Yurkowski and Jim Dales in 2012.

McVey, CEO at Procon since 2015, will work as a senior advisor to the company’s board through next year.

His retirement follows a career in contracting and engineering spanning four decades.

He is credited with presiding over Procon’s growth in Quebec and eastern Canada and navigating it through the COVID-19 pandemic, “the most tumultuous time in its 33-year history”.

“It has been an honour to lead Procon’s talented and dedicated team through a critical and transformative period during my tenure as CEO,” McVey said.

“Our strategy is clearly working.

“We’re pleased with our past accomplishments and we’re even more excited about our future.”

Schadan will also join Procon’s board of directors next month.

He has more than 35 years of mining experience in western Canadian and US coal mining regions.

Before joining Procon Schadan was president of Conuma Resources and Westmoreland Coal Company.


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