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Kenny MacEwen

Vice President, Projects

Optimize Group


Kenny MacEwen is the co-founder and Vice-President, Projects of Optimize Group, a boutique consulting firm offering technical and management services to drive project success for clients in the mining sector. Optimize Group promotes the principals of a strong Owner’s Team for effective engineering consultant and contractor management. By integrating various project management methodologies, data-driven insights, and evidence-based decision-making, Optimize Group is able to increase transparency and oversight while minimizing project execution risks and maximizing long-term value.

Kenny’s background is as a mechanical engineer and project manager in the execution of studies, detailed engineering, and construction projects in both engineering consulting and on Owner’s teams. He has worked for New Gold on the Rainy River Project in northwestern Ontario and with Centerra Gold Inc. where he was responsible for the design and development of a global portfolio of projects worth $1.6 billion USD.