Stephen P. Winkelmann
Vice President, North American Operations
Steve joined Capstone Mining in May 2012, and is responsible for operations at Capstone's North American sites.
He has 39 years of diverse experience in mine management, operations, engineering, administration and optimization across the United States, Mexico and Uzbekistan.
Steve has held executive and management positions with firms producing copper, lead, precious metals and industrial minerals, including 13 years at Newmont and 14 years at Kennecott Copper's Bingham Canyon Mine, one of the largest copper mines in the world, processing 135,000 tonnes per day.
Steve most recently held a management position at an ASARCO (Grupo Mexico) copper mine.
Prior to that, he managed the largest titanium-zirconium mineral sands operation in the United States.
background includes continuous improvement and modernization, expansion and construction design, start-up operations, maintenance operations, safety program oversight, permitting, community relations, acquisition integration, strategic planning and computer system integration.
has proven experience in increasing production rates, refining manufacturing processes and supporting the transition from open pit to underground scenarios.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science, Mining Engineering, from the Colorado School of Mines.