SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA, May 14, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
--Leon C. Botham, Vice President of Mining for McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in engineering and construction.
McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. is an engineering and surveying company that specializes in integrated surveying, engineering and mapping. It also provides speciality professional services for clients who develop resource industries, communities and infrastructures. As the VP of mining, Mr. Botham is responsible for the development of the mining business in Saskatchewan and globally. He specialized in the design of waste management facilities for base and precious metals, industrial minerals and other commodities. He is a proven team builder that has brought together teams of engineers and scientists to meet clients needs. He is responsible for the global business growth in the mining industry as well as managing the companies' operations throughout Saskatchewan.
Mr. Botham has more than 20 years of experience in business and engineering, with two years as VP of mining for McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.. Besides mining waste management and industry solutions, his areas of expertise include geotechnical engineering, feasibility studies, sustainability and project management. Prior to joining McElhanney, Mr. Botham worked as a senior consultant and principal for Golder Associates Ltd.
Recognized for his management and leadership abilities, Mr. Botham has spoken at conferences on issues such as mine closure, environmental impact assessments, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. Throughout his career, he has worked in Canada, the United States, South America, Africa and Asia. Mr. Botham attributes his success to his passion for the industry and love for his career. He became involved in his current profession because of his previous experience in engineering.
Mr. Botham received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. He also received a Bachelor of Engineering in civil engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. Additionally, he is a registered professional engineer in Saskatchewan, Ontario, British Columbia, Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Outside of the office, Mr. Botham serves as president of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. He was previously chairman of the board for the Consulting Engineers of Saskatchewan and the Association of Canadian Engineering Companies. He also holds active memberships with the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.
In his spare time, Mr. Botham is an active fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society and is on the Boards of Saskatchewan Freestyle Skiing and Pinehouse Business North, which is the economic development agency for the Northern Village of Pinehouse. He is also the founder of the Allen D. Williams Scholarship Foundation. For fun, he enjoys sports activities such as skiing. In the future, Mr. Botham plans to improve his team and continue expanding the company globally.
For more information about McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., visit http://www.mcelhanney.com
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