William M. Zisch
President and CEO
Mr. Zisch brings more than 30 years of mining industry and professional experience to Midway Gold. He joined Midway from Royal Gold, Inc. where he has been Vice President of Operations since March 2009. Prior to joining Royal Gold, he spent 12 years with Newmont Mining Company in various international assignments serving as the Operations Manager at the Yanacocha mine in Peru and later as the Vice President of African Operations while based in Ghana. Mr. Zisch served as Vice President of Planning during his last 2 years at Newmont where he was responsible for company-wide strategic, operational and capital planning. Prior to his tenure at Newmont, Mr. Zisch spent 16 years with FMC Company, where he held several positions in coal and gold operations and strategic sourcing roles in the company's Chemical Group.
Mr. Zisch holds an MBA degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.
Vice President of Environmental Affairs
Mr. Williams joined the company in 2010 with over 30 years of permitting experience in the mining industry. He has managed more than 10 major National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) projects for large-scale mining projects in the US as well as numerous environmental baseline and impact assessment projects worldwide. He has also prepared over 65 reclamation plans for major land utilization projects around the world and has won awards for his closure and reclamation plans of gold mines in the western US. Tom came to Midway from Walsh Environmental Scientists and Engineers, LLC, where he served as Senior Project Manager leading complex environmental planning and permitting initiatives. He guides the environmental baseline and permitting efforts for Midway's projects.
Tom holds a BA in Biology and an MA in Restoration Ecology with a minor in Geology from Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. His previous posts include Walsh Environmental, Homestake Mining Company, SRK Consultants Inc., Golder Associates Inc. He has also worked as an independent consultant to a number of major resource and development companies.