Mining engineer by training, Mr. Cataford joined Champion Iron in 2014 and was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer on April 1, 2019. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Cataford held the role of Chief Operating Officer at Champion Iron where he played a key role in the management team. Mr. Cataford completed the acquisition and delivery of the successful restart of the Bloom Lake Mine by managing its construction, its commissioning, and building a team composed of more than 600 top mining talents. In addition to his successful performance history in executing acquisitions, Mr. Cataford held several management positions in the Labrador Trough including his tenure with Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. and ArcelorMittal.
M. Belleau joined the team in 2016, right at the beginning of the QIO adventure. With his career as entrepreneur in various lines of business, Alexandre’s versatility allowed him to successfully head the restart of Bloom Lake. M. Belleau is closely involved in many aspects of the company where logistics, operations, human resources and financing, among others, all benefit from his expertise in business development and project management.
M. Belleau holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the Université de Sherbrooke and is an executive member of the Quebec Mining Association.