(Por Jorge Esteva, Gerente de Comunicación PVDC)
Su contribuc ión a Pueblo Viejo se ve demostrada en la muestra de amistad de algunos colegas:
“No puedes imaginar cuánto te vamos a echar de menos. El barco PVDC está navegando bien hoy, gracias a tus enormes contribuciones como líder, como un minero y como persona. Todos hemos aprendido mucho de ti. Tu profundo conocimiento compite con tu entrega total, que es un ejemplo para todos nosotros. Fue una bendición para mí tenerte como mi colega, para hacer frente a los desafíos que hemos superado juntos. Tiempos emocionantes y desafiantes te esperan en México. Sabes bien que tienes muchos amigos aquí en PVDC. Tu salida me entristece, pero al mismo tiempo me siento feliz por ti y por el prometedor avance en tu carrera. Mis mejores deseos y saludos afectuosos.
“You cannot imagine how much we will miss you. The PVDC ship is sailing well today thanks to your enormous contributions as a leader, as a miner, and as a person. We all have learned a great deal from you. Your deep knowledge competes with your total dedication, which is an example to all of us. It was a blessing for me to have you as my colleague to tackle the challenges we have overcome together. Exciting and challenging times await you in Mexico. Know well you have many friends here at PVDC. Your departure saddens me while, at the same time, i feel happy for you in what should be a promising career move. Best wishes and warmest regards. Manuel Rocha
Our success at Pueblo Viejo is largely due to your vision, determination, leadership, and unwavering support. I truly wish you the very best in your new role at Goldcorp. Buddy Crill
You are taking life experiences, teaching and directing, we are thankful that you had shared this with us in PV. This cannot be transferred for next person or backed up for new roles in live. Please make sure you backup your own data before you give “IT” George Payano Dear Joe, I’m grateful for the opportunity you gave me to join to PVDC and to work under your direction. It has been a very exciting and rewarding journey thus far and that has led to the birth of what will be one of the best mine operations of the world.
A significant part of our achievement has been due to your leadership, courage, patience, perseveration and the trust in all of us. You have taught a great deal of things to all of us but the ones that I’ll remember the most is to lead by the example and the humility and kindness you have always treated us. I wish you all the best in your new endeavor and I’m sure we will see you around again in the future. Luis Santana Pereyra
Estimado Joe, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for all the support over the last two years lent to the team during commissioning and continuing today, well into continuous operation mode. The plant would not be where it is at today without the leadership and commitment you have always demonstrated. Over the last two years, the entire team has managed to tuck away in their management toolbox various lessons, whether taught directly or learned from your actions. Thanks again for all the confidence and support you have always given me and my team and for the leadership you have provided. A phrase to take with you from commissioning: “Game Over!” Best regards, Tim Kahl
Mi jefe y buen amigo, What can I say Joe. I will miss you greatly. I have learned a lot from you and this is no bull… Everyone says that but in this case its true. I have been listening and watching you and learned. I like your leadership style and your passion for teaching. This is a style that comes easy for me to try to emulate. I will miss you as a friend first and as Chief and teacher. May you be very successful in your new job!! Ramón Chaparro
As a leader, and my supervisor, I have found Joe to have an unwavering focus; not on the end, but on the many goals that need to be set, met and achieved. Joe can be opinionated, but deservedly so, given his extensive and valuable experience and knowledge. Joe has been pragmatic in his approach to the business, prepared to take risk when appropriate, and to temper activities and change in other situations, particularly where safety is concerned. Without that attitude and demeanor we would not have achieved what we have as an organization, bringing one of the most technical mining operations on the planet to a production. Personally, I have not come across a General Manager who is so in tune with the many aspects of the business, in particular the employees, which is an uncanny skill for an operation as large and complex as PVDC. I thank Joe for the opportunities, guidance and assistance he has provided me. Our puffing discussions, although short (Joe is one of the fastest smokers I’ve come across), varied greatly from, world peace, the US economy (the Australian economy was always fine), to troops cresting the ridge at laydown seven; but there was always a take away from these ‘meetings’. Joe, thanks for the opportunity, leadership and mentoring, and all the best on your new venture. Greg Howden
We all came here with different ideas and for different reasons – but, in the end it seems that we have given life to something good that will last for a long time and offer many an opportunity to continue growth. Likely none of us will be around for the final ounces, but we were here for the first. Thanks for all you have given both to me and to this project – I remember your arrival like it was yesterday and I was so relieved – it has been a good run. The very best in your new role, they are very lucky to have you on board. Take care of yourself. A friend, Joe Donnelli Joe: In the name of the CSR Team, we want to thank you sincerely for the trust you placed on the Team and the unconditional support you always gave us. Your openness and disposition to listen, to understand and to provide support to the social work and, above all, your commitment to respond on time to all of the expectations of the communities, translated into better relations with our stakeholders.
Please know that you leave many friends behind in the DR. We wish you all the best of success. The CSR Team Joe, on behalf of the entire Security group we wish you great success as you move on from PVDC. We thank you for your support of the security program at PVDC. Marshal Valentine
Joe, The contribution and the impression you made on the personnel at PV will be talked about for years to come. You have set the bar that others will be measured by. You have been a teacher, counselor and a guide to everyone that has had the honor to work with you on this project. You will be missed and we wish you the very best in your new endeavor. You will always have a friend. Regards, Frank Brown
El 28 de febrero de 2011, se anunció la entrada de quien sería el responsable de poner en marcha la operación de Barrick Pueblo Viejo, Joe Dick. Con 30 años de experiencia en el área de minería y 10 en Barrick, el nuevo Gerente General de Pueblo Viejo emprendería el comisionamiento técnico y arranque de la planta.
Durante los últimos años, Dick se ha caracterizado por su interés en promover una cultura de seguridad en toda la empresa, la integración de los equipos y por su sensibilidad a los temas sociales de la familia Barrick Pueblo Viejo y sus comunidades vecinas. El 31 de mayo será su último día en la corporación, pues Joe Dick asumirá la posición de Director de Operaciones – México en Goldcorp.
Profesión: Ingeniería Minera del Montana Tech
País de origen: Estados Unidos
Posición actual: Gerente General de Pueblo Viejo 2011-2014
Su entrada a Barrick: Se unió a la empresa en 2004 como Gerente de Mejora de Mantenimiento en Salt Lake City.
Progreso: Joe Dick asumió progresivamente posiciones de mayor responsabilidad, incluida la de Gerente de la División de Operaciones Subterráneas en GoldStrike y Gerente General en la mina Cortez durante el período 2008-2011. Ha ocupado la
posición de Gerente General de Pueblo Viejo desde el año 2011, llevándolo de la fase de construcción a la fase de plena operación.