IOC President & CEO receives prestigeous award

    ST. JOHN'S, May 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC)
President & CEO, Terence Bowles has been named one of the Top 50 CEO's in
Atlantic Canada by the Atlantic Business Magazine. As one of the most
prominent awards in the region for the last eleven years, this recognition
honours Atlantic Canada's most accomplished business leaders.
    Terence Bowles is a qualified chemical engineer and holds a Masters
degree in Business Administration from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. He
began his career in the mining industry in 1971 when he joined QIT-Fer et
Titane, in Québec (member of Rio Tinto Group). With QIT, Mr. Bowles advanced
through the company, eventually becoming President in 1996. In 2001, he became
the President and Chief Executive Officer of IOC.
    After recieving his award at last night's ceremony in Halifax, Mr. Bowles
said this is a very proud day for him and the entire IOC team. He said "we
have all been working hard every single day to get to the level we are
operating at today. It is the dedication of the employees that makes success
    This year's winners were selected from hundreds of nominations submitted
by Atlantic Business Magazine's readers and evaluated by a panel of judges
comprised of business executives from around the region. Judging criteria is
based on each leader's corporate, community and industry involvement; their
company's growth in recent years; and their responses to various managerial
    A profile of all 50 award winners for 2009, including Terence Bowles, is
printed in the May/June issue of Atlantic Business Magazine, which is
available today. For additional information, including the complete Top 50 CEO
list visit

    About Iron Ore Company of Canada

    Iron Ore Company of Canada is the country's largest iron ore producer,
with iron ore being one of Canada's most important mineral products in terms
of both tonnage and value. IOC is known globally for the high quality of its
products, which are often used by steelmakers to improve quality and
productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Its broad product range is
sold globally to all segments of the steel industry including the high growth
direct-reduction sector.
    IOC aggressively works to ensure the health and safety of its employees
and contractors, to minimize adverse environmental impacts and to contribute
to the community. As a result of this commitment, IOC has received a number of
awards over the last three years including: CIM John T. Ryan Trophy for Select
Mines in Eastern Canada with the lowest accident frequency per 200,000 work
hours (2008); CIM John T. Ryan Trophy for Select Mines in Eastern Canada with
the lowest reportable injury rate (2007); Railway Association of Canada Award
for Safety Innovation (2006); and F.J. O'Connell Award from the Quebec Mining
Association for above average safety performance (2006).

For further information:

For further information: Michel Filion, Director of Communications and
External Relations, IOC: Montréal, Québec, (514) 217-6253,

Organization Profile


More on this organization

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890