Vice President, Project Director
Denton Henkelman joined PolyMet Mining in June 2022 as vice president and project director, bringing deep and expansive engineering and construction management experience spanning more than 35 years. He is a member of the senior leadership team, contributing to the overall strategic direction of the company.
Denton previously led engineering and construction of advanced, major hard rock mining projects including the Eagle nickel-copper mine in Michigan, the Diavik diamond mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories, iron-ore expansions, oil sands developments, and ancillary facilities such as refineries, shipping ports, water management systems and railways globally. Most recently, Mr. Henkelman was project director of Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s major iron ore mine expansion in the Canadian Arctic.
Numbered in Denton’s project development portfolio are Rio Tinto’s Yarwun II alumina refinery project in Queensland, Australia, Cleveland Cliffs’ Bloom Lake Iron Ore mine expansion in northern Quebec, Canada, and OPTI Canada Inc.’s Long Lake Phase I Oil Sands Upgrader located near Fort McMurray, Alberta.13