Bob Lipic
Bob Lipic

By Angela Gemmill

A man who spent five decades working to help grow the local mining supply industry has passed away.

Robert (Bob) Lipic died Saturday at the age of 70.

He had been the President of Mining Technologies International (MTI), been inducted into the Sudbury area Mining Supply and Service Association’s (SAMSSA) Hall of Fame and founded the company, Drillex International.

Lipic’s funeral will be held Friday at 10am in Christ the King church on St Anne Road.