Tim Skinner

Chairman

Tim is President of his own consulting practice, SMART Systems Group. He has over 30 years of experience in mining and processing with Cominco, Elk Valley Coal, its predecessor Fording Coal, NYCO Minerals, and his own consulting business which focuses on systems and automation in mining. The majority of his experience is in surface mining and processing developing and implementing information systems and technology, systems integration, and real time control systems.

In early 2007, Tim retired from his CIO position as General Manager, Information Systems for Elk Valley Coal. He had been the senior management leader for Elk Valley Coal and its predecessor Fording Coal for about 20 years, responsible for all corporate system management functions from geological exploration to the consolidated corporate financial statement.