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Ishpeming native to take on leadership role at Lundin Mining

Kristen Mariuzza

MARQUETTE — Ishpeming native Kristen Mariuzza has been tapped to lead Environment and Social Performance functions for Canadian-based Lundin Mining.

Mariuzza, who has served as the Managing Director of Eagle Mine — a subsidiary of Lundin Mining — since September 2017, will accept the new role with the operation’s parent company effective Jan. 1, according to an Eagle Mine Press release.

Mariuzza, a licensed professional engineer who holds a bachelor of science in environmental engineering degree from Michigan Technological University, has worked in the mining industry for decades and has been with Eagle Mine since 2010, the release states.

“She will bring her recent experience from operations and previous roles in environment, safety, and permitting,” the release states.

Mariuzza said the past two years leading the Eagle Mine team as managing director has been an absolute privilege.

“I’m excited to get back into the environmental field and look forward to continuing my work with Eagle from a different perspective,” Mariuzza said. “It is an opportunity to take the learnings, successes, and challenges I have experienced at Eagle and apply them on a broader scale at other Lundin Mining operations.”

The position of managing director at Eagle Mine will be filled by Darby Stacey effective March 1, the release states.

Stacey previously held the position of mill manager at Eagle Mine and will be returning to the Upper Peninsula with his family, accordant to the release. He currently works as a consultant, and before his time at Eagle Mine, he worked with Rio Tinto at Resolution Copper and Greens Creek Mine.

Stacey holds a bachelor of science and master of science in metallurgical engineering from Montana Tech, the release states.

“Eagle is fortunate to have Darby re-join the Eagle team, and I have no doubt he will be a driving force, along with the rest of the management team, to continue operating Eagle as a safe, sustainable, and successful operation,” Mariuzza said.

During the period of transition, Jeff Murray, mine manager at Eagle Mine, has agreed to assume the role of interim managing director, assuring continuity in operations at Eagle Mine, the release states.