MWH, now part of Stantec, a global design firm, recently announced the arrival and integration of Keith Vaananen into the MWH office located in Lima, Peru. Vaananen has been working as the director of Underground Mining for Latin America since December to establish the company’s underground practice in Peru. His role is part of the strategic plan for Latin American operations of the company and will involve residing in Peru for a period of one year.
As a mining engineer, he envisions mining projects from start to finish; from feasibility and planning to implementation and budgeting. Vaananen draws on the collective talent and skill of the team, supporting them by developing a core sense of the industry, understanding of client businesses, and providing resources needed for strong communication. “Delivering quality service to our clients will always provide the opportunity to generate repeat business”, he says.
Vaananen’s areas of specialty include managing the development, preparation, review, planning, budgeting, and implementation of project-specific studies and mine designs, for new and existing underground operations, that meet project schedules and client objectives by improving or enhancing production for hard-rock underground mining operations. He is a mining engineer (B.Sc. Hons.) from Queens University (Kingston – Ontario), Canada and has extensive experience as an engineer and manager of numerous mining projects throughout Canada and internationally.
Vaananen has been part of Stantec for more than 30 years, and his knowledge, global experience, and deep understanding of mine engineering and project management will enable the Latin American operations to offer a greater variety of services and specific solutions to our current and potential clients in the mining sector.