Alabama Graphite Corp.: Former President of Stratmin Graphite Appointed as Director
May 14, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) — Alabama Graphite Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX-V:ALP) (OTCQB:ABGPF) (FRANKFURT:1AG) (ISIN# CA0102931080) is pleased to announce that Daniel P. Goffaux has joined the Company as a member of the board of directors of the Company.
Mr. Goffaux is a veteran of the mining industry and brings over 40 years of engineering, development, operations and managerial experience. Specifically he is one of a limited number of individuals to have led the construction, certification and start-up of a flake graphite mine in North America. Mr. Goffaux was President of Stratmin Graphite Inc. (now Timcal Canada Inc., a member of Imerys S.A. (Euronext Paris: NK) and along with Mr. Jean Depatie, Chairman of the board of the Company, was instrumental in the development of the Stratmin Graphite Mine. Stratmin was the first (and still the only) graphite producer in North America. Mr. Goffaux was responsible for preparing the feasibility report, overseeing construction of the mill and managing to have the operations certified ISO 2003 within 3 years, contributing to the marketing success of its graphite flake product in over 35 countries. In addition his extensive mining experience in Canada and abroad includes the following: as Mine Superintendent/Chief Engineer he led the development and start-up of the Thierry Copper Mine, at Union Miniere and Mining Corp. (Montreal), Vice President of Mines at Sullivan Mines (Montreal), General manager for all Joint Ventures at Cambior, Vice President of Operations, El Limon mine at Triton Mining Corporation (Nicaragua) and General Manager of Bougrine zinc mine at Breakwater Resources (Tunisia). He retired from Breakwater Resources Ltd. in 2011, where he held the position of Vice President, Latin America, responsible for mining operations in Honduras and Chile where he modernized mining methods and reduced operating costs. The Chilean operation was the first in the mining industry to integrate a wind farm with hydro and diesel plants to supply power to the mine.
Mr. Goffaux graduated from the University of Liege, in Belgium, where he obtained a Master of Science in Engineering (Mines) and a Master of Engineering (Geology). He is registered as P. Eng. in Ontario and is a member of l’Ordre des Ingenieurs du Quebec.
The Company also announces John Morita’s retirement and resignation from the board of directors. Mr. Morita will continue on as CFO of the Company until the Company appoints a suitable replacement. The Company thanks Mr. Morita for his services and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.
About Alabama Graphite:
Alabama Graphite Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alabama Graphite Company Inc., is a graphite exploration and development company whose flagship project “The Coosa Graphite Project” in Coosa County, Alabama encompasses over 40,000 acres located in an area with significant historical production of crystalline flake graphite. The Coosa Graphite project is 100% owned by Alabama Graphite and on private land. The Company’s property has in place critical infrastructure, is within close proximity to transportation routes and a hospitable climate allowing for year-round production. The Company published an inaugural mineral resource estimate in July 2013, which was revised in March 2014, is continuing to define the footprint of the “The Coosa Graphite Project” and will look to start work on the 100% owned “Hearst Graphite Property” in Northern Ontario. For further information and updates on the Company please visit www.alabamagraphite.com.
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