Kelly Strong is the vice president for mining operations at Nyrstar in Tennessee, and is responsible for all of Nyrstar’s zinc mining and milling operations in Canada and the United States, operating the mining of polymetallic zinc ore bodies and associated products. Prior to joining Nyrstar, Mr Strong spent 14 years with Vale in various senior management roles which included working at their nickel operations in Indonesia. He was also responsible for mining and smelting operations in various parts of Canada and the UK. In his last role, he was vice president of the Ontario and UK operations where his portfolio included mining, smelting and refining operations of nickel, copper, cobalt and precious metals. Mr Strong holds a Bachelor degree in Mining Engineering from South Dakota Tech.