- Roy Slack
- Cementation, Canada
Roy Slack is a professional engineer who graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston in 1982 with a degree in Mining Engineering. Since graduation he has been involved in mine construction and engineering projects throughout Canada and the world. In late 1998 he started Cementation’s operations in North America as President, based in North Bay, Ontario. The group was purchased in 2004 by Murray & Roberts, a South African based global construction and natural resources company.
Cementation is an underground hardrock mine contracting and engineering firm that provides design-build services to the mining sector. Today Cementation is one of the largest underground mine contractors in North America and part of one of the largest mine contracting organizations in the world, the Cementation Group. Cementation Canada has been recognized 6 times as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers”, and twice as one of the “Financial Post’s Ten Best Companies to Work For” in Canada. In 2016 the company was recognized as a Safest Employer in Canada Gold Winner. In 2008, Mr. Slack was awarded the Engineer’s Medal for Entrepreneurship by the Professional Engineers of Ontario. In 2009 he was given the Metal Mining Society Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining. In 2012 was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International. In 2013 Mr. Slack was appointed to the Province of Ontario’s first Prevention Council to advise the government on workplace safety.