HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - Lundin Mining's Eagle Mine in Marquette County has a new general manager.
According to a Thursday morning press release, Kristen Mariuzza became general manager of the nickel and copper mine Monday. She replaces Peter Richardson, who was promoted to a senior corporate position within Lundin. Richardson will continue to have executive oversight responsibilities on Eagle Mine, the company says.
Mariuzza was previously the Health, Safety, Environment, and Permitting Manager at Eagle Mine. The company says she has significant experience from the early project phase to full production.
“Kristen's strengths within management, leadership, and communication will help advance Eagle through the ongoing Eagle East growth phase and continue Eagle's operational success,” said Paul Conibear, President and CEO of Lundin Mining, in the news release.
Mariuzza started her mining career as a Michigan Tech University college student working at the Empire Mine, both as an environmental intern and then in the pit as a vacation replacement. After earning a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from MTU, she developed a passion for leadership in her field that has helped reshape Michigan’s mining industry. Mariuzza was born and raised in Ishpeming and is a graduate of Westwood High School.