DENVER — Newmont Mining Corp.’s president and CEO Gary J. Goldberg has been honored by his peers for outstanding contributions to the mining industry through his induction into the American Mining Hall of Fame.
The award recognizes Goldberg’s accomplishments over the course of his 36-year career in mining, characterizing his service as: “Always the driving force on improving company performance, delivering stakeholder value and advancing social and environmental practices, Gary J. Goldberg has also proven to be a world leader in mining safety.”
The award is granted by the Mining Foundation of the Southwest, a nonprofit organization that works to educate students and the public about mineral resources and the mineral extraction and processing industries, and to honor outstanding accomplishments in the mining industry.
Goldberg was appointed president and CEO and joined the board of directors of Newmont Mining Corp. in March 2013. He previously had served as president and chief operating officer since July 2012 and as executive vice president and chief operating officer since December 2011.
He is credited with turning Newmont’s performance around through a disciplined focus on value over volume. The company leads the gold sector in value creation as measured by cash flow generation, and has been named the top mining company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for three years running.
Before joining Newmont, Goldberg gained more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry through leadership roles in Rio Tinto’s global coal, gold, copper and industrial minerals businesses. He received a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to safety in the mining industry from the Society of Metallurgical Engineers in 2014.