ST. LOUIS (May 16, 2019) – The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) is pleased to announce that John Uhrie, PE, Ph.D., QP, has joined the company as vice president – exploration, research and technical development. In addition, Michael Montgomery, previously senior counsel and director of regulatory affairs, has been promoted to vice president – environmental affairs.

“John is a recognized technical expert in both mining and minerals processing – two key business drivers for Doe Run, and we’re excited to tap his expertise in everything from metal recovery to geology to economic evaluations in order to uncover and advance new business opportunities,” said Jerry Pyatt, Doe Run president and CEO.

Dr. Uhrie brings 25 years of experience in the mining industry to his new role. Dr. Uhrie will lead the company’s efforts to advance new technologies and to identify and acquire mineral resources that can drive growth. He joins Doe Run from RPM Global, a leader in providing software solutions, advisory consulting and professional development solutions to the mining industry, and has previous global experience at Newmont Mining Corporation and Freeport McMoRan.

Dr. Uhrie is a distinguished member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) and serves on the SME’s Board of Directors. He is also a Qualified Professional through the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America. He holds two patents and is a Registered Professional Engineer (Mining and Minerals Processing).

Dr. Uhrie earned a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering from Michigan Technological University, a master’s in geology from the University of Wyoming, and a doctorate in metallurgical engineering from Michigan Technological University.

“We’re also pleased to welcome Michael Montgomery to the executive team,” said Pyatt. “Mike’s diverse background in both environmental regulations and compliance, coupled with his legal experience, will be key to fostering relationships with important stakeholders within our communities and regulatory agencies.”

For nearly a decade, Montgomery has supported Doe Run’s regulatory compliance efforts, starting as a senior attorney and rising to director of regulatory affairs before being named vice president. He will leverage a well-rounded perspective from past legal and engineering roles to help Doe Run meet its commitments to environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance.

Prior to joining Doe Run, Montgomery represented companies from various industrial sectors in remediation and regulatory compliance matters as outside counsel. Before attending law school, he worked as a field environmental specialist, environmental engineer and civil engineer.

Montgomery earned his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, a master’s of science in environmental engineering from Lamar University, and a bachelor’s of science in civil engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology).


About The Doe Run Company

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and a global provider of lead, copper and zinc concentrates. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling centers, located in Boss, Missouri, and mines from one of the world’s largest lead mining districts, also in Missouri. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit