JDS Energy & Mining Inc. was founded in 2004 by President and CEO, Jeff Stibbard, following his 20 years in mine operations and construction as a mining engineer. In that time, Mr. Stibbard worked at over 13 operational mines leading the construction and operation of some of Canada’s world-class resource facilities including BHP’s Ekati, the country’s first diamond mine, as well as Shell’s Albian oil sands project. Working closely with accomplished leaders and mentors, local community leaders, First Nations and financial professionals alike, Jeff became imbued with an entrepreneurial spirit common among successful resource development professionals.
After leaving Fort McMurray, Jeff ventured out to create JDS Energy & Mining. With the help of his mining colleague friends, they established a company of professionals with a kick-ass, “get it done” reputation, responsible for the engineering and building many great mines around the world.
The JDS Group of Companies is a team of ten divisions comprised of a diverse set of skilled and highly experienced resource sector professionals with a proven track record of global success for delivering and executing project plans on budget, on time, and most importantly, safely with no harm to people, environment, assets, or reputation. The JDS Group of Companies has grown to include venture capital, magnetite production, health and safety, aviation, mining equipment, and a growing railway maintenance and construction company, Cariboo Central Railroad Contracting.
JDS committed to deliver maximum resource development value for our customers and local communities by delivering fit-for-purpose project concepts from inception to full operations – a process it has executed seamlessly for operations throughout Canada and the world.