Flinders Announces Blair Way as President & CEO
September 16, 2013 (Source: Marketwire) — Flinders Resources Limited (“Flinders”) (TSX VENTURE:FDR) announces the appointment of Mr Blair Way as President & Chief Executive Officer. Mr Way has accepted the position following the resignation of Mr Martin McFarlane.
Mr Way’s background is well suited as Flinders transitions from a technical study stage to considering the production scenarios available to it. Mr Way is a seasoned resource professional with a career spanning over 25 years, that has encompassed exploration, development, and mining construction throughout Australia, Asia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Mr Way has been successful in building and managing teams that have commissioned mines into production. His previous employers include Strike Graphite, Ventana Gold, Oceanagold Hatch Associates and BHP Billiton. Mr Way holds a Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Geology) from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Mr Way states, “I look forward to working with the Flinders team and all of its stakeholders to lead the Company during its transition towards production. The fully permitted Woxna project is unique in terms of the capital required to produce a good quality coarse graphite flake product, on the door step of Europe. Flinders’ challenge is to now initiate production at a capital cost within our means, in order to develop cash flow and form strong and lasting relationships with our customers.”
Flinders wishes to thank Mr McFarlane for the constant professionalism and leadership he has shown over the last 2 years and wishes him well in his future endeavours. Mr McFarlane took Flinders from a non-traded CPC, to become one of the leading listed graphite companies, with a recently completed preliminary economic assessment on the Woxna graphite project that demonstrates a low capital, low operating cost project.
On behalf of the Board
Blair Way, President and CEO
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About Flinders Resources
Flinders Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:FDR) owns 100% of the fully permitted Woxna Graphite Project, a highly strategic European graphite resource in central Sweden. A recent preliminary economic assessment of the project demonstrated the potential to restart mining with modest capital and operating costs compared to Wonxa’s global peers.
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