Mr. Pathe was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation effective January 1, 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Pathe served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation from March 2011, as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from July 2009, as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from October 2008 and as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary from June 2007.
Mr. Wood joined Sherritt in April, 2015 as Chief Operating Officer (COO), where he is responsible for overseeing all operations, environment, health and safety, sustainability, technologies, engineering and marketing efforts for the company. Mr. Wood has extensive expertise in the mining industry, and has successfully led large operations, major capital projects, technical groups and strategic planning. Previously, he served as President and CEO of ArcelorMittal Mining Canada since 2013. He is a professional engineer, with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from Laurentian University, and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining.
Ward Sellers was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective October 2013.
Mr. Sellers is responsible for the leadership and management of the overall legal affairs of the Corporation. He is also responsible for the corporate secretarial function. In addition, Mr. Sellers actively contributes to strategic planning and other key corporate processes.
Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Sellers was the co-chair of the M&A specialty group and head of the Montreal office’s corporate department of a large top-tier Canadian law firm since June 2006.
Mr. Sellers holds a bachelor of commerce (Hons), economics/finance from McGill University, and his LLB from the University of Toronto.
Karen Trenton is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Sherritt International Corporation.
Ms. Trenton joined Sherritt in February 2007 as Director of Organizational Development and progressed to Managing Director of Human Resources in 2008 and Vice President of Human Resources in 2012.
Currently, Ms. Trenton provides leadership to the enterprise-wide team of HR professionals to develop,implement and execute all aspect of HR services. The multi-functional HR team is responsible for attracting, developing, and retaining the talent necessary to achieve Sherritt’s goals and in building the high-performance culture necessary for future growth.
Ms. Trenton has over 20 years of experience in the areas of organizational and leadership development.Prior to joining Sherritt, she worked as a Human Resources leader at Coca-Cola Enterprises for 14 years and prior to that at Imperial Oil Limited.
She is a graduate from the Mount Royal University Public Relations and Journalism program and the Rotman Human Resources program. She is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association.
Elvin Saruk is currently the Senior Vice-President, Oil & Gas and Power where he is responsible for all operational matters including health and safety. The majority of the operations are in Cuba, where the focus is to continue operating the assets in a corporately responsible manner while developing and implementing new business opportunities for Sherritt. Mr. Saruk has over 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas and Power businesses with Sherritt. He is a professional engineer, with a Bachelor of Engineering ( Chemical ) from the University of Alberta, and a member of APEGA.