MSABC Congratulates BC Miner Jim O’Rourke on Induction into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame


Vancouver, B.C. – The Mining Suppliers Association of British Columbia (MSABC) congratulates Jim O’Rourke, CEO of Copper Mountain Mining Corporation, for being selected as an inductee to the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. “On behalf of MSABC, I would like to congratulate Jim for receiving this national recognition for his contributions to the development of a safe and sustainable mining industry in British Columbia and Canada,” said Mike Ranallo, MSABC Chair and Vice President, International Sales & Marketing for SMS Equipment Inc.

Nominated under the “Building the Corporation” category, Jim O’Rourke will be inducted for outstanding achievements during his 47 year career building successful mining operations and forging strong business partnerships between Canadian and Asia-Pacific companies. “Jim has been an outstanding leader in promoting the B.C. mining industry and has been an active supporter of the work of MSABC and other mining associations,” said Ranallo. “Jim has also set a strong example of corporate social responsibility though his community work, such as founding the BC Children’s Hospital Mining for Miracles campaign, which has raised over $20 million for our Children’s hospital,” added Ranallo.

The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame announced that Jim O’Rourke would be one of four new

inductees at its 25th annual induction dinner, planned for January 10, 2013, at the Fairmont

Royal York Hotel in Toronto. For more information on the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, please


MSABC comprises suppliers, contractors and consultants to the B.C. mining industry who are committed to promoting the sustainability of this valuable resource sector.




For more information please contact MSABC at 604-681-4321 (Ext: 104) or by email