Edward Paździorko

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Edward Paździorko

Vice-President of the Management Board for Technical Matters

Areas of management:

  • Overseeing all of the Company’s operations, including in particular: production (including occupational health and safety), production security, coal preparation, investments, methane drainage, methane management, process optimization and quality.

Graduated from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Faculty of Mining and Geology. He also completed postgraduate MBA studies at the Warsaw School of Economics. In addition he completed postgraduate studies in Occupational Health and Safety at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. He also completed a course for candidates for Supervisory Board Members of State Treasury Companies.

From the outset of his career he has been active in the mining industry. In 1992, he started working in the "Wesoła" coal mine in Mysłowice, initially as an underground trainee, and then he worked his way up the supervisory ladder from the position of overman, through shift foreman, branch manager and mining foreman, to mining works manager and deputy chief mining engineer. While working at the Wesoła coalmine until 2007, he was also qualified as Head of Mine Operations. 

He gained his mining experience in areas of the greatest natural hazards, including methane, crumbling, fire and water hazards, managing large teams of people. He has also proven himself as a mine rescuer and managing direct rescue operations as an Operation Manager. In 2007-2008, he worked in mining supervision at KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.’s "Lubin" Mine. From 2008 to 2016 he worked at the KWK "Murcki-Staszic" mine owned by Katowicki Holding Węglowy S.A. (KHW), where, among other things, he worked as Chief Mining Engineer and, since 2015, as Technical Director of this mine. Since July 2016, working as the Chief Engineer at KHW, he participated in the preparation and transfer of KWK "Śląsk" and KWK "Wieczorek” to Spółka Restrukturyzacji Kopalń, and in the merger of KHW with the Polska Grupa Górnicza (PGG). After the incorporation of KHW into the PGG structures, he co-founded the Natural Hazards Department at the Company’s Management Board.

As of June 2017, he was the Director of the Mining Investment Works Department (ZGRI) at PGG. During this time he supervised, among others, the implementation of innovative directional drilling with the use of plunge engines used in the methane drainage from mines, as well as specialized the Department's activity in mining works required for the Company's mines. As of December 2019 to August 2021, he has been Vice President of the Management Board for Technical Matters at TAURON Wydobycie S.A.