About K+S Potash Canada

Growing Saskatchewan – Feeding the World

K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is a K+S Group company with headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; a solution potash mine and production facility located near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; and a world-class potash handling and storage facility operated in partnership with Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody, British Columbia.

Bethune mine, formerly known as the Legacy Project, is the first new potash mine in Saskatchewan in nearly fifty years. KSPC celebrated the Grand Opening of Bethune in May 2017 and projects it will reach a production capacity of 2 million tonnes by the end of 2017. The Bethune mine has created new job opportunities for Saskatchewan workers and new business opportunities for Saskatchewan companies supplying goods and services to this major economic development.

All sales and distribution of the potash produced at the Bethune mine will be carried out through the K+S Group’s experienced and well-established global distribution structures.

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Vision, Mission + Core Values

Our core values guide how we achieve our vision and mission, which guide what we do as a company and why we do it.

Vision: 

Creating a Legacy 

Mission:

Developing and operating our Canadian potash business in a sustainable manner

Core Values: 

 

We are like a family, and are committed to creating a positive, supportive and healthy workplace. We value ideas, creativity, and hard work with fun.  We act with respect, fairness and trust. 

 

We are all leaders. We demonstrate good leadership by being honest and transparent. We trust and respect one another and are accountable not only to ourselves, but everyone we work with. Leading with integrity is the motivation behind all of our actions, big or small. 

 

We are part of a team that is integrated, inclusive, communicates effectively, gives feedback and acts courageously. We recognize each other’s achievements and share in our success. We are proud to identify as part of this diverse team. 

 

We are committed to growth and sustainable economic success while improving our community. We are progressive and innovative, and strive to ensure the safety of all. We maintain balance with our environment, so we can be around for generations to come.

   

Read more about our strategic framework.

Leadership

Get to know our leadership team

Ulrich Lamp
President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Ulrich Lamp joined the K+S Group in 1987, after which time he headed the IT department at K+S Aktiengesellschaft, before becoming Managing Director of K+S IT Services GmbH in 2000. Beginning in 2011 Dr. Lamp took over the management of the Legacy Integration, incorporating K+S Potash Canada into the K+S Group. Currently Dr. Lamp serves as President and CEO of K+S Potash Canada. Dr. Lamp is married, and has three children.

Hans Uli Boedicker
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Legacy Project and Business Services

Uli Boedicker joined the K+S Group in 2009 and worked as Legal Counsel for K+S Aktiengesellschaft in Kassel, Germany. Since 2010, Uli, in his capacity as Legal Counsel, was involved in the Legacy Project, starting with the acquisition of Potash One.  In February 2016 Uli joined K+S Potash Canada. Uli is married to Christine and has one daughter, Johanna. They all now reside in Saskatoon.

Sam Farris
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Bethune Site

Sam Farris joined K+S Potash Canada in August 2011 as Production Manager, and was appointed Vice President and General Manager of Operations in July 2012. He assumed the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager, Bethune Site in July 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Thermal Science, both from the University of Saskatchewan. He has over a decade of solution mining experience. He and his wife Lynette, along with their two sons, enjoy taking vacations to unique Canadian destinations where they can camp, hike, bike, and ski.

Terri Uhrich
General Counsel

Terri has practiced law for over 20 years, with the last nine years in the Saskatchewan mining industry. Prior to that, Terri worked as a geologist. Both of her degrees were achieved at the University of Saskatchewan. Terri has been an active member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association for many years. She has also loaned her support to mentoring young lawyers and has held a number of board and committee positions. Terri is married with one daughter.

Eric Cline
Vice President, Land and Sustainable Development

Eric Cline joined K+S Potash Canada as Corporate Counsel in April 2012 and was named Vice President, Corporate Social Activity in December 2012. A lifelong resident of Saskatchewan, Eric came to K+S after a successful career in the private practice of law and 16 years' service in the Saskatchewan Legislature including appointments as the province's Minister of Finance and Minister of Industry. Eric holds a Queen's Counsel designation as a lawyer and is active in various community organizations. He and his wife Pauline reside in Saskatoon.

Colin Braithwaite
Vice President, Health, Safety, Security and Quality

Colin has over 15 years’ experience in a variety of progressive leadership roles. Colin’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science; various diplomas, and most recently a master’s certificate in Risk Management and Business Performance from the Schulich School of Business at York University. Colin was born and raised in Saskatoon but has resided in numerous locations across Canada including: Calgary, Regina, Toronto and St. Catharines. He is married and is the proud father of two beautiful daughters.

Thomas Papst
Vice President, Capital Projects and Technology

Thomas has more than 11 years of experience in engineering, projects and operations in the potash industry. Before joining K+S Potash Canada, he worked for its parent company, K+S Group, in Germany at several mines and headquarter locations. Thomas moved to Canada in 2013 to support the Legacy Project team as an area manager. In July 2015, he assumed the role of Vice President of Engineering, and in May 2016,  became the Vice President of Capital Projects and Technology. Thomas likes to spend his time in the outdoors, enjoying Canadian nature.