Leading Mining Safety: Gary J. Goldberg Named 2017 American Mining Hall of Fame Inductee

“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 American Mining Hall of Fame


On December 2, our President and Chief Executive Officer, Gary J. Goldberg, was named the 2017 American Mining Hall of Fame inductee for his outstanding contributions to the mining industry. The award is granted by the Mining Foundation of the Southwest and honors Gary for his accomplishments over the course of his 36-year career in mining.

Greg Boyce, a member of Newmont’s Board of Directors, worked alongside Gary early in his career and shared this: “The way that Gary engaged people as a young engineer when he was a mine manager, and his ability to help move projects forward, showed very early on his leadership potential.”

Today, Gary’s disciplined and dedicated focus on value over volume has helped improve underlying costs, efficiencies and technical performance company-wide and has positioned Newmont as a gold sector leader in value creation.

Under Gary’s leadership, Newmont’s performance across safety, social and environmental standards and practices, diversity and inclusion has also been leading the industry. Noreen Doyle, chair of Newmont’s Board of Directors, recognized Gary’s commitment to building a diverse workforce early on. “In the first year that he was CEO, Gary led by example and found three top-class women for his executive leadership team. Today we have a board that is 45 percent women.”  

In 2014, Gary received a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to safety in the mining industry from the Society of Metallurgical Engineers. Boyce said, “Gary was at the forefront of a movement to fundamentally change safety performance in the mining industry. He initiated CORESafety, a program aspiring to bring fatalities to zero and reduce injuries by 50 percent in five years and it has been hugely successful.”

For more on Gary and his career achievements, visit the American Mining Hall of Fame’s 2017 inductee page.


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