August 25, 2022: J Ross Conner (pictured) has returned to the Doe Run Company as vice president for metals and exploration, the Missouri-headquartered lead miner and recycler announced on August 24.
Conner was previously VP for exploration and development from 2010 to 2019, when he oversaw development of hydromet technologies for lead metal processing at the company’s research and technology center.
In his new job, Conner will have a particular focus on exploration activities and sustainable metal production at the company’s resource recycling facility.
Doe Run president and CEO Matthew Wohl said: “Ross knows and understands our organization and our tremendous mineral assets. He has a long history of overseeing our work in hydrometallurgy, and his leadership and technical skills are a great asset to our organization.”
Conner has more than 40 years’ experience in the mining industry including exploration, geology, underground mine production, smelting, environmental systems and sustainable development.
Most recently, he was a consultant VP of mining services for the Railveyor Technology Group. Throughout his career, Conner has overseen all aspects of the mining business, including exploration, geology, underground mine production, smelting, environmental systems and sustainable development initiatives.