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Laura Araneda

President & CEO

Company Profile

Company: Vic Progressive Diamond Drilling Head Office: Penobsquis, N.B. Website: www.progressivedrilling.com

Company Financials

3-year revenue growth (%): 92 2015 Revenue: $10M-$20M Employees: 171

Spotlight

What her company does: Delivers mining services to natural resource extractors

What you can learn from her: Araneda took over her family’s mining business in 2008 and hasn’t had much downtime since: This past year alone, she added 200 people to her workforce and hired a business development manager with advanced geology expertise to keep the company on the cutting edge of the industry.