North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.

November 16, 2009 07:30 ET

North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd.: Appointment of New Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2009) - North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. ("NTC" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NTC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kurt Heikkila to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Heikkila, of White Bear Lake, Minnesota is currently President of Wild River Consulting Group, the founder and President of Tundra Companies and is one of the three Governors of Tungsten Diversified Industries LLC. Mr. Heikkila attended Concordia College earning his BA in Physics and Chemistry and received his M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota.

In 1986 Mr. Heikkila was with EI DuPont du Nemours & Co. as Department Head of their Electronic Chemicals Division. By 1988 Mr. Heikkila founded Aspen Research Corporation serving as President and Chairman until 1997 when Aspen was acquired by Anderson Corp. where Mr. Heikkila became Senior Vice President of Technology and Business Development.

In 2003, Mr Heikkila founded the Tundra Group of Companies, dedicated to the development of new composites for lead replacement most of which utilize Tungsten as the primary material.

In addition to his distinguished business career, Mr. Heikkila has personally received 42 patents, the majority of which relate to new composite materials.

The Company is extremely pleased to welcome Mr. Heikkila to the Board and is certain that it will benefit from his extensive business and scientific experience.


Stephen M. Leahy, Chairman & CEO

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