Agnico Eagle blog - congratulations to Meliadine's Christopher Penna – Larry Connell award recipient

8 October 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Christopher Penna, Engineering Coordinator, Meliadine, Nunavut is our 2nd annual 2019 Larry Connell Award for Collaborative Excellence recipient!  
The Larry Connell Award for Collaborative Excellence was created in honour of Larry Connell, who retired from Agnico Eagle in 2017 as our Corporate Director, Regulatory Affairs. During his almost 40-year career in the mining industry, Larry earned the admiration and respect of everyone around him for his positive attitude and superior collaborative skills which enabled him to achieve great results.
To ensure this spirit of strong collaboration and positive impact continues at Agnico Eagle, in 2018 the Larry Connell Award for Collaborative Excellence was created to recognize our employees for the key qualities Larry exemplified throughout his remarkable career. Recipients are selected based on their impact, network and sphere of influence, both inside and outside Agnico Eagle and for supporting the success of the Company regionally or globally and in meeting the criteria outlined for the award:
• A high degree of collaboration with colleagues at all levels 
• A positive attitude in the face of many and varied obstacles
• A high degree of commitment and professionalism