first_imgLarry Radford has been appointed COO of Hecla Mining Co, effective immediately, a promotion from his previous role of Senior Vice President – Operations, overseeing Hecla’s operations, development projects, pre-development initiatives.“Throughout his career Larry has demonstrated a strong ability to optimize operations, and you can see this in the improved performance of Greens Creek and Casa Berardi since he joined Hecla,” said Phillips S. Baker, Jr., Hecla’s President and CEO. “With the expected addition of the Klondex assets, Hecla is growing again and his talents will continue to be an important part of our strong team as it integrates and optimizes these new mines.”Radford joined Hecla in 2011 and has over 35 of experience in the mining industry, providing operational and technical support to large-scale operations with Barrick and Kinross in the USA, Chile, Brazil, and Australia.Founded in 1891, Hecla Mining is a leading low-cost US silver producer with operating mines in Alaska, Idaho and Mexico, and is a growing gold producer with an operating mine in Quebec, Canada. The company also has exploration and pre-development properties in seven worldclass silver and gold mining districts in the US, Canada, and Mexico, and an exploration office and investments in early-stage silver exploration projects in Canada.last_img read more