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About Dick DeStefano

Dick DeStefano is Executive Director of SAMSSA [email protected]

Building human capacity: the Vale solution

The global mining industry will face a serious problem in the near future acquiring and developing the human potential required to maintain..

September 1, 2011 with 0 Comments

Innovation in hard rock mining alive and well

In the past weeks and months, it has become evident that the mining sector is on a continuous upswing.  There is a general consensus that..

June 1, 2011 with 0 Comments

Growing your company for a global market

One of the most consistent questions from the SAMSSA membership is how do we build a truly viable and vital company that can meet all the..

March 1, 2011 with 0 Comments

Northern Ontario is the place to be to succeed

The Sudbury Area Mining Supply & Service Association (SAMSSA) has become a major player in mining centres domestically and globally in..

December 1, 2010 with 0 Comments

SAMSSA members create wealth

The recent Doyletech study of the mining supply & service sector provided significant data indicating that this sector has close to 500..

September 1, 2010 with 0 Comments

Supply sector accounts for $5.6 billion in sales

A comprehensive survey of Northern Ontario mining supply and service companies supports earlier estimates that this sector is a significant..

June 1, 2010 with 0 Comments

A special day for SAMSSA in 2009

December 10, 2009 was a special day for me.   Working with a small and determined group of invisible mining supply companies in the early..

March 1, 2010 with 0 Comments

Ontario’s Federated School of Mines a global leader

Northern Ontario can probably claim title to the largest number of mining-related training and post-secondary programs in the world. This..

December 1, 2009 with 0 Comments

Building Northern Ontario’s supply sector

After waiting three years, the first wave of funding for a study of Northern Ontario’s mining supply and services sector has arrived...

September 1, 2009 with 0 Comments

Best practices for commercializing products and services

In most cases, if I ask our SAMSSA (Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association) member companies how they are structuring their..

June 1, 2009 with 0 Comments
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