Paul Koolhaas is appointed Managing Director at Umicore Precious Metals Canada



Umicore Precious Metals Canada Inc. has announced the appointment of Paul Koolhaas, to the position of Managing Director.

Paul Koolhaas is a Umicore veteran dedicating over 20 years of service to the precious metal industry.  Recently serving as Controller, he brings a wealth of industry knowledge has been instrumental in successful initiatives in Finance, Sales and Production and Refining.

Paul Koolhaas succeeds Thelma Chuakay, who after 41 years with Imperial/Umicore is taking her very well deserved next step into retirement.  Thelma Chuakay has always been a key figure in the precious metal industry and shown great guidance and direction in her various roles with both Imperial Smelting and Umicore Precious Metals.

“The appointment of Paul Koolhaas will provide continuity to Umicore’s customers and employees,” Chuakay says.  “Paul’s years of financial and business experience in the jewellery industry will lead to the delivery of Umicore’s growth plan in North America through an ever-changing, challenging and competitive environment”.

“We are excited to continue to work with Paul in this deserved and merited promotion to Managing Director,” adds the company’s U.S. National Sales Manager, Jean Poole.  “His industry knowledge and commitment are invaluable.”