TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 13, 2016) - Eagle Graphite Incorporated (TSX VENTURE:EGA)(FRANKFURT:NJGP) ("Eagle Graphite" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Eric W. Norton is joining Eagle Graphite as an Advisor to the Company.
Mr. Norton brings a wealth of experience spanning more than 40 years in the minerals industry. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in Metallurgy and Materials Science in 1974, he spent over 30 years at Teck Resources Ltd. in a number of senior roles. He had 20 years of operating experience in the lead and zinc plants at Trail, BC and also as Operations Manager of the Glenbrook Nickel smelter in Oregon. His later responsibilities at Teck included coordination of concentrate purchases and metal sales, and evaluation of advanced resource and development projects as potential acquisition targets. In his subsequent role as Vice President, Project Development & Operations at Baja Mining Corp., he led the Definitive Feasibility Study for development of the Boleo Project in Mexico, and was active in working with brokers, banks and trading companies negotiating financing and commodity product agreements. In March of 2016, he retired after completing a 6-year term as President, CEO and Director of Commander Resources, an exploration company which actively developed a number of projects during his tenure. Mr. Norton handed off the role of President and CEO shortly after the successful closing of the sale of the Storm Copper project. Mr. Norton remains a Director of Commander Resources.
"We are exceptionally fortunate to have Eric supporting us as an advisor," notes Jamie Deith, CEO. "Such breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise in a single individual are truly rare. I have no doubt that he will have a positive influence on almost every aspect of Eagle Graphite."
Eric says: "I look forward to working with the Eagle Graphite team, on their very exciting project located in the Kootenays of BC. I view this as a rare opportunity since Eagle has defined a sizeable resource and along with their wholly owned mill, have already demonstrated their ability to produce a high grade product. The project has the potential to be fast tracked to commercial production."
About Eagle Graphite
Eagle Graphite Incorporated is an Ontario company that owns one of only two natural flake graphite production facilities in North America, located 35 kilometres west of the city of Nelson in British Columbia, Canada, and 70 kilometres north of the state of Washington, USA, known as the Black Crystal graphite quarry. The Company's shares are listed on the TSXV under the symbol "EGA", on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol "NJGP", and on the US OTC market under the symbol "APMFF".
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