Dan Klemke Executive Chairman

Dan Klemke

Dan was appointed to the position of Executive Chairman in October 2019 after having served as KMC’s Chief Executive Officer since March 2008. Dan joined the Company in 1969 and has held various operations and leadership roles, including Foreman, Superintendent, Estimator, Project Manager, Executive Vice President, President, and CEO. With over 44 years of experience, Dan has numerous credentials related to surface mining and the oilsands industry. Additionally, he is a past board member of the Alberta Chamber of Resources and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta.


Craig Dirk President and Chief Executive Officer

Craig Dirk, P.Eng

Craig joined KMC Mining in October 2010 as Chief Operating Officer. He was appointed President in 2018 and then became Chief Executive Officer in October 2019. Craig has over 35 years of industry experience, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Alberta, and has an ICD designation. Additionally, Craig has sat on several boards, including P&H Canada, the Ridley Port Authority, the Coal Association of Canada, and several volunteer boards. Prior to joining KMC Mining, Craig held senior positions with Western Canadian Coal, P&H MinePro Services, BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, and Fording Coal.


Bryn Jones Chief Financial Officer

Bryn Jones

Bryn was appointed Chief Financial Officer for KMC in 2019 after spending four years as the CFO of a private equity-backed oilfield services company in the Edmonton Area. He is a professional Accountant, having obtained a CMA, CA, and CPA designations with senior-level experience in a variety of industries since leaving public practice 20 years ago. His expertise includes local rural government, construction materials, oilfield services, and manufacturing and distribution. Bryn holds a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Alberta.


Bob Dirk Chief Operating Officer

Bob Dirk

Bob re-joined KMC in March 2023 as VP Operations and was appointed to Chief Operating Officer later in September 2023. Prior to joining KMC Bob held positions with Kaz Minerals RU, Suncor Energy, Fording Coal, Syncrude and Manalta Coal. Bob has over 35 years of industry experience, with over 20 years of oil sands operating experience. Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in Mine Engineering from the University of Alberta.


Bill Koehn Vice President, Commercial

Bill Koehn, M.Eng, P.Eng

Bill joined KMC in 2020 as an executive consultant. After a short period, he was positioned as the Vice President, Operations, overseeing all of the KMC’s operational activities focusing on value creation through execution. Since then, Bill moved into the Vice President, Commercial position. He has an extensive background in the heavy construction and mining industry, bringing over three decades of industry experience to KMC. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree and a Master of Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Alberta.


Andrea Bauer General Manager, Assets & Technical Services

Andrea Bauer, P.Eng

Andrea developed her passion for mining from her family’s roots in the business. These family ties led her to join KMC as a summer student before university graduation and have shaped her 20-year career in the Company in specialized roles. Andrea spent considerable time as Mine Performance Engineer at KMC’s operations in Northern Alberta and quickly progressed to Manager then Director of Technical Services. In 2019, she added the responsibility of Asset Management to her role. In her various positions with KMC, she has led strategic teams for Continuous Improvement, Project Estimating, and Asset Management. Andrea holds a BSc in Mining Engineering degree from the University of Alberta and has been part of several industry committees, including being Chairperson of the Large Tire Users Group of the Surface Mining and Research Technology (SMART) organization.


Moe Farhat General Manager, HR-LR

Moe Farhat

Moe joined KMC in 2010 as HR/LR Generalist. He went on to become the Manager of HR/LR, followed by the Director of Health, Safety, Training and HR/LR. Moe moved to a General Manager, Suncor Operations role in 2021. Moe has extensive experience managing various on-site and corporate office teams, leading him to the desire to move into operations. Moe has developed and managed multiple teams across several business units, including executive management, human resources, labour relations and health and safety. Moe has been a leader in developing corporate policies for KMC employees that meet and exceed customer requirements. Moe received a Bachelor of Commerce focusing on Management, Organizational Behavior, International Business, and Human Resources from Grant McEwan University in 2010. Moe has been a Director of Borealis Counselling Services (formerly PSN) and sits as an Advisor to the International Union of Operating Engineers Pension and health/wellness Fund.


Steve Engler Director, Information Services

Steve Engler

Steve joined KMC in 2001 as Information Technology Manager and advanced to Director, Information Services in 2015. Steve has been instrumental in creating the exclusive systems and processes that have allowed KMC to expand across customer sites, business models, and organizational structures. His 20 years of experience has aided in the development of an integrated proprietary system with a third-party ERP system to provide seamless access to information throughout accounting, supply chain, maintenance, operations, human resources, and management functions. Also, his expertise has enabled the Company to provide innovative and leading-edge technology to control and manage KMC’s systems in real-time. Steve holds a Bachelor of Applied Information and Technology from NAIT and is a Microcomputer Specialist from Grant McEwan University.


Jared Katerenchuck Vice President, New Projects

Jared Katerenchuk, P.Eng

Jared joined KMC in 2011 as a Mining Engineer and has grown his career to be Vice President, Technical Services as of 2020. In 2022, he became the Vice President, Maintenance and Assets and then moved into Vice President, New Projects in late 2023. He started his tenure at KMC in the corporate office, providing planning, cost estimating, budget preparation, and engineering support to the Company’s operations. Jared has progressed through the ranks from Senior Mining Engineer, Operations Manager, General Manager and Vice President of KMC’s operations and maintenance in Northern Alberta. Jared holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering degree from the University of Alberta.


Casey Ducharme Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Casey Ducharme

Casey joined KMC Mining in February 2024 as the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Casey has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas production and construction industries. Prior to joining KMC, Casey was the Chief Financial Officer of an oil and gas construction company, and he has worked in financial leadership positions with multiple industry producers and contractors. Casey holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and is a professional accountant with CGA and CPA designations.


Brian McNeil General Manager, Operations & Technical Solutions

Brian McNeil

Brian joined KMC as General Manager of Operations and Technical Solutions in 2023. Prior to his joining, he held senior roles in both Mine Operations and Engineering & Project Management for a large open pit mine in Northern Alberta. Brian has 25 years of leadership experience in heavy civil and mining environments, covering aggregates, coal, and oilsands. His experience is built on a well-balanced mix of both technical and operational achievements. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering from Dalhousie University in 2000.


Tansie Horncastle Director, Human Resources

Tansie Horncastle

Tansie joined KMC in 2022 as Director, Human Resources. Specializing in Human Resource and Health and Safety, Tansie comes from a diverse range of industries including oil and gas, construction, mechanical services, and mining. With over 20 years of management and leadership experience, Tansie has managed Human Resource & Safety teams supporting growth, strategic planning, culture as well as Mission, Vision, and Values. Tansie holds a Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation and is certified in Occupational Health and Safety as well as numerous industry certifications, programs and workshops.


Jeffrey Collins General Manager, Maintenance

Jeffrey Collins

Jeffrey joined KMC as Maintenance Supervisor in 2022 and moved into the role of General Manager, Maintenance in 2023. Jeffrey’s experience spans over 30 years in the Wood Buffalo region focused on equipment maintenance, support, service, operations, management and sales. Prior to working with KMC, Jeffrey held manager level positions with ESCO Corp, Suncor and Finning (Canada).