Andrew Cooper is an Energy Specialist at New Gold’s New Afton Mine in BC, Canada. His past experiences include Engineering Manager, Electrical Engineer, Consulting Engineer and Maintenance Planning & Controls Manager. In September 2015, at the World Energy Engineering Congress, Andrew was honoured to receive AEE’s International Award as Energy Manager of the Year. He is passionate about minimizing waste, maximizing efficiency and optimizing the use of the resources available to us. He spearheaded the implementation of ISO 50001 at New Gold’s New Afton Mine. As a result, New Afton became the first mine in North America to achieve ISO 50001 certification. Andrew is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng / Pr. Eng), a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP).