Sudbury mining supply pioneer dies
from Northern Life
Robert "Bob" Lipic, a pioneer in Sudbury's mining supply community, died recently. He was 70 years old. Lipic spent 50 years in the mining industry, mostly recently as president and CEO of Mining Technologies International, the company he sold to Milwaukee-based Joy Global for $51 million last year. Lipic won three Northern Ontario Business Awards for Company of the Year with Drillex International in 1994, as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006, and Exporter of the Year in 2012.
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