Executive Leadership

Boart Longyear has developed an executive leadership team by bringing together professionals at the top of their fields in the industry. This group will lead Boart Longyear to future growth and development.

Jeffrey Olsen

Mr. Olsen was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer on 1 March 2016 after serving as Chief Financial Officer since 2014. Before joining Boart Longyear, he served as Chief Commercial Officer for Rio Tinto's Iron & Titanium business since 2010. Prior to that time, Mr. Olsen was Chief Financial Officer for Rio Tinto Minerals for approximately five years and Chief Financial Officer for Rio Tinto Borax for approximately four years. He held other financial roles at Rio Tinto. Mr. Olsen's experience also includes financial roles at General Chemical Corporation and Xerox Corporation in the United States.

Mr. Olsen holds a Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of Utah and a Masters of Business from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. 

Jenny Fuss

Ms. Fuss joined Boart Longyear as Chief Financial Officer on February 1, 2023. She is a global financial leader with extensive experience within large complex organizations. Before joining Boart Longyear, Ms. Fuss held senior financial positions at Eaton, a global power management company, including Vice President, Global Financial Services & Systems and Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer, Vehicle Group and eMobility. Prior to Eaton, she spent nearly 15 years at Siemens AG where she held numerous senior financial roles, including Vice President of Finance, Smart Infrastructure Pacific.

Ms. Fuss holds a degree in economics from the University for Economics and Management in Essen, Germany.

Denis Despres

Mr. Despres was appointed the Company’s Chief Operating Officer in September 2016. He began his career with Boart Longyear in 1981 and held various positions with progressive responsibility in the Company’s drilling services and products divisions over the next 26 years, including as Senior VP, Drilling Services. After leaving Boart Longyear in 2007, Mr. Despres founded his own drilling business, which was acquired by Major Drilling in 2010. He most recently served as Major’s Chief Operating Officer prior to rejoining Boart Longyear.

Mr. Despres studied in Ontario, Canada, and received a diploma in mechanical engineering technology from Algonquin College, a Bachelor of Engineering from Lakehead University and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University, all of which are in Ontario, Canada.

Daniel Goldblatt

Mr. Goldblatt joined Boart Longyear as Chief Human Resources Officer on September 1, 2022. His career includes significant global human resources experience focused on organizational transformation, business partnering, and performance management across diverse industries. From 2019 to 2022, Mr. Goldblatt was a senior executive with mattress manufacturer Serta Simmons Bedding, most recently as Chief Operating Officer and previously as Chief Human Resources Officer. From 2006 to 2019, he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Acuity Brand Lighting, the world’s largest manufacturer of lighting fixtures. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Goldblatt held a number of human resources positions at Hexion Speciality Chemicals, including Vice President Human Resources Performance Products Division and Asia Pacific. He also held additional senior human resources positions at Phase Two Strategies and Trucolor.

Mr. Goldblatt is a graduate of Brown University.

Giovanna Moscoso

Mrs. Giovanna Bee Moscoso joined Boart Longyear as Chief Legal Officer on February 28, 2022, bringing an abundance of legal and mining industry experience. Prior to joining the Company, Giovanna was a legal consultant to the mining industry where she focused on permitting, compliance, due diligence, and land management. From 1994 to 2019, Giovanna held progressive responsibilities at Barrick Gold, including Partner, Vice President, and Assistant General Counsel, in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Salt Lake City, and Toronto. Her scope of responsibilities encompassed managing legal, regulatory, permitting, and contractual matters for various mines in the Americas. Giovanna’s roles have also included coordinating government and public relations and developing social outreach and human rights programs with stakeholders, including indigenous communities and private landowners.

Giovanna is Chairwoman of the Board of Calipuy Resources Inc. and Independent Director and Chair of the Governance, Social and Environmental Committee of the Board of Palladium One Mining Inc.

Giovanna holds a Doctor of Law – JD from the University of Lima and a Masters of Law – LLM from Duke University.

Pat Nill

Mr. Nill was appointed to the Executive Committee in June 2021. Pat joined the company as the Vice President of Global Products in January 2018. His career has led him through several key executive roles within mining products organizations. Prior to BLY, he worked at Dyno Nobel Inc. where he held several positions including VP New Product Management and Development, Global General Manager, Electronics, and General Manager of the Eastern Region. He has also previously held positions with DetNet International as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and The Ensign-Bickford Company as Director, Commercial Sales. Pat earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Rockhurst University.

Haitao Liu

Mr. Liu joined Boart Longyear as Vice President, Supply Chain and Manufacturing on March 21, 2022 bringing to the Company extensive operational leadership and business transformation expertise in the mining and energy sectors. From 2008 to 2022, Mr. Liu held a number of senior operational positions with Hitachi Energy (previously known as ABB and Hitachi ABB Power Grids), including Vice President, Head of Supply Management, Grid Integration North America. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Liu was Manufacturing Director, China Foil Business at Alcoa in Shanghai, China. From 1997 to 2000, he was Process Engineer, #1 Cold Rolling Mill at Baoshan Iron and Steel Group in Shanghai, China.

Mr. Liu holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Engineering from Northeastern University in China.

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