The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) recently announced the hiring of Mark Clark as the new human resources manager for the Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO). Clark will oversee approximately 800 SEMO employees working at Doe Run’s six underground mines and four mills.
Clark brings nearly two decades of mining and human resources experience to Doe Run, as well as a passion for employee safety and human resources issues and trends.
“Our SEMO workforce covers a variety of job functions, including mining, milling, environmental and administrative, so Mark’s many years of experience in the industry is a huge asset to our team,” said Steve Batts, vice president – SEMO Operations. “Mark also has a tremendous background in workforce training, and in safety policies and procedures, which will complement Doe Run’s efforts to provide our employees with the tools and training necessary to safely contribute to the company’s growth and future.”
Prior to joining Doe Run, Clark served as a manager of human resources for Peabody Energy in Eldorado, Illinois, where he oversaw multiple locations and more than 500 employees for more than a decade. In that position, he developed workforce training and instruction, promoted and enforced workplace safety policies and procedures, and designed and implemented a program designed to educate and train new employees who previously had little or no mine experience.
“The mining industry in general is facing a shortage of experienced miners,” said Clark. “I worked with management and a local community college to create a program to better meet the workforce necessities for that company, while providing previously inexperienced individuals with a strong foundation to start their career.”
Clark also worked for six years as an underground coal miner.
“I have spent almost my entire career involved in the mining industry in some fashion,” Clark said. “I’m excited to build upon this experience at Doe Run with a management team that has a long history of valuing safety and sustainability, and where there is a commitment to investing in the people and developing their skill sets.”
Earlier in his career, Clark worked for six years as a specialist in cooperative education and employment for Rend Lake College in Ina, Illinois, providing career counseling and customized training. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree from Rockford University in Rockford, Illinois.
Clark also is an Illinois Certified Mine Examiner, a DDI certified facilitator, and a Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) certified instructor, as well as a senior certified professional with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP). He plans to relocate to Cuba, Missouri, with his family.