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Dillon Benbow began his career in 2004 as an engineer at the Climax Molybdenum Company’s Henderson Mine, an underground molybdenum mine. Since 2014, he has held the title of Chief Mill Engineer and he continues to enjoy the variety of engineering and business challenges that the Henderson Operations has to offer.
Spending his college years attending Colorado State University Dillon graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He later obtained his Professional Engineering license from the State of Colorado in 2016. He has been a member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) since 2008 and a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) since 2011.
He has successfully led many unique projects including lowering a 26-ton haul truck frame, roughly the size of a shipping container, down a 3,000-foot mineshaft and multiple projects on a 10-mile long single flight conveyor that is one of the longest in the world. He currently oversees a group of varying discipline engineers that work on projects to support the safety, environmental and production aspects of the operation. Having the opportunity to hold positions at both the Henderson Mine and the Mill on either side of the continental divide, Dillon has seen how worldwide market fluctuations in the mining industry influence several Colorado communities.
Dillon is an avid mountain biker and skier and in his younger days frequently found himself on the summit of one of Colorado’s highest peaks or chasing a winter storm. He currently resides in Frisco, Colorado with his wife, Jill, and their 8-year old daughter, Lily. In their spare time, he and his family enjoy taking advantage of all the Colorado mountains have to offer.