President, CEO, Director
Jon Cherry has served as PolyMet’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the board of directors since July 16, 2012. He serves as the chair of PolyMet’s safety, health and environmental committee and capital finance committee, and is a member of the technical steering committee.
Mr. Cherry’s career has spanned more than 27 years in the industry with over 20 of those years with Rio Tinto where he worked in a number of positions, including general manager, where he was responsible for permitting and the initial development of the Eagle Mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. His previous position was Vice President with Rio Tinto, responsible for strategic direction in environmental permitting and compliance, legal matters, and external relations associated to mine development of the Resolution Copper project in Arizona.
Mr. Cherry is a licensed Professional Engineer. He currently resides in Minnesota, United States.Back to Leadership