On May 5 2017, ALS Orange senior management (past and present) along with executive management from Brisbane and clients from around the country, celebrated a thirty year milestone for the Geochemistry business in Orange.
Nearly 80 attended the function at the newly completed “Greenhouse” function room at the Orange Ex Services Club. To mark the occasion, a specially minted silver medallion was handed to guests on arrival. Many clients who attended on the night had a long term association with ALS in Orange, with some having a thirty year and longer association with ALS.
Steve Finlayson welcomed the guests and gave a brief history of early discovery in NSW which lead to the Australian Gold Rush. He then gave a chronology of significant discoveries over the thirty years, citing various individuals present as being attributed to those discoveries, which led into the punch line that “ALS was truly The Lucky Laboratory for those associations and long term sustainable business partnerships”.
Glenn Coianiz – Principal director ExplorIS, Peter Carolyn – Consultant geologist, Todd McGilvray – Exploration Manager Argent Minerals, Peter Duerden – NSW Exploration Manager Alkane Resources
From the stage area look back over the reception venue
SFF, Soeren Oppermann (Orange Lab Manager), Jason Thornberry - Assistant Manager Orange, John Morgan past lab manager Orange and now Principal Operations Chemist for Newcrest Mining, Wayne Williams GM AAP for ALS Geochemistry, Kieran Schneider – Assistant Manager ALS Brisbane, Peter Donaghy – past lab Manager Orange and currently Technical Manager Kalgoorlie
Soeren Oppermann – current Manager Orange, Jeff Vassallo – Director Knox Minerals P/L, Daniel Haynes – Geologist Regis Resources Ltd
Steve Finlayson congratulates all those involved on 30 years in Orange