Doe Run Hires Five New Employees in Southeast Missouri

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Employees bring technical and industry experience to Doe Run’s SEMO and BRRD locations

The Doe Run Company recently welcomed five new employees to the Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO) in Viburnum, Mo., and to the Buick Resource Recycling Division (BRRD) in Boss, Mo.

  • Richard Anderson, of Salem, Mo., was appointed to the role of mine geologist at SEMO. In this role, Anderson will assist senior geologists in the search for additional ore, maintain and document ore resources, and give direction to the mining department. Anderson received a bachelor’s degree in geology from Middle Tennessee State University and is pursuing a master’s degree in geology from Northern Illinois University. Anderson has published numerous articles related to his thesis topic, including a piece on igneous rock formations in Missouri’s St. Francois Mountains.
  • Dillon Bailey, of Viburnum, Mo., was also appointed to the role of mine geologist at SEMO. A recent graduate, Bailey earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Idaho and previously served as a sergeant in the United States Army.
  • Ernest Jim, of Viburnum, Mo., was hired as an electrical engineer in SEMO’s maintenance department. Jim received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology and previously worked as an electrical engineer at Billiton San Juan Coal Company.
  • Adam Miller, of Bourbon, Mo., joined BRRD as an environmental engineer, improving the environmental performance of the facility. Miller returned to Doe Run after serving as a field technician at Resource Environmental Management Consultants. Miller’s previous Doe Run experiences include interning at BRRD in 2009 and working at Doe Run’s primary smelter site in Herculaneum, Mo., during 2008. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.
  • Mike Morton, of Viburnum, Mo., rejoined Doe Run as a senior metallurgical engineer in BRRD’s refinery and hot metals department. Morton previously worked at Doe Run’s corporate office as a manufacturing manager, leading the company’s operational excellence change initiatives throughout North America. He also served in a number of roles at BRRD, including analytical chemist, lab manager, ISO quality director and human resources and safety manager. In his new position, Morton will improve metallurgical efficiencies and by-product quality at the refinery. Morton graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

Doe Run’s newest hires join the company’s team of more than 1,100 employees at its SEMO and BRRD facilities.

“According to the U.S. Labor Department, mining was the nation’s best performing sector for job gains in 2010,” said Steve Batts, Doe Run’s SEMO general manager. “Despite a still slow economy in 2011, demand for lead is strong, and Doe Run continues to play an integral role in the community as one of the largest employers.”

About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and the largest integrated lead producer in the Western Hemisphere. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling facilities located in Boss, Mo. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiary deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit

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