HUMAN RESOURCES NEWS Mining Industry Specialist, Buckland Harapiak, Launched

OAKVILLE, Ontario Recognizing a need in the resource sector, veteran human resource experts, Russ Buckland and Ma...
OAKVILLE, Ontario Recognizing a need in the resource sector, veteran human resource experts, Russ Buckland and Maurice Harapiak, have joined forces to launch BUCKLAND HARAPIAK, a unique human resource consulting firm. Buckland Harapiak is a team of highly qualified human resource experts with over 50 years of combined experience in the resource sector.

"We've been in the trenches and we speak the language," says Buckland, "so we understand the unique problems faced by companies operating in this area and believe our expertise enables us to create superior solutions to HR challenges, more quickly, more economically, and with better long-term results." Russ Buckland has had an extensive career in human resources, with more than 35 years as an international consultant to resource clients and at the vice presidential level within the mining, engineering and construction and heavy industry sectors. He has worked with leading international organizations including Falconbridge, Kidd Creek Mines, Abitibi-Consolidated, Bechtel, Ontario Hydro and Saint John Shipbuilding.

Harapiak has been a professional in human resources, with various international resource companies, for the past 15 years and has a total of over 20 years in the industry. Prior to teaming up with Buckland, he was director of human resources for Barrick Gold. He has also worked for Anglo American, Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting, Echo Bay Mines, Potash Company of America, Luscar Sterco, and Denison Mines. "My broad experience, from my work as a first-line supervisor and development miner to my extensive HR background, gives me insight into HR needs that few, if any, HR consulting firms truly possess," says Harapiak. "The hands-on experience that Russ and I possess combines to bring a tremendous amount of value to our clients. We are just as effective in the lunchroom as in the boardroom and believe there are limitless opportunities for companies to increase productivity throughout the organization."

Buckland Harapiak provides advice in the following areas: project start-up consultation; expatriate management; performance management; employee relations; leadership analysis; project and organization design; management coaching and development; policy development; succession planning; and communication strategies.

For more information, contact Russ Buckland or Maurice Harapiak, Buckland Harapiak, 132 Reynolds St., Oakville, Ont. L6J 3K5. Phone: 905-337-1954. Fax: 905-337-0381. E-mails or


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