VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 01, 2017) - Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR) (NYSE: EXK) announces the appointment of Tomas Iturriaga Hidalgo as its new Vice President, Operations and Country Manager for Mexico, effective February 2, 2017.
Mr. Iturriaga, B.Sc. Eng., MBA Global, is a Mexican national and a Harvard General Management graduate with more than 20 years of professional experience. Tomas brings to Endeavour a wealth of experience in mine and operations management, new project planning/development and turning around underperforming assets, as well as having executive, technical and administrative expertise.
He started his career in mine product sales and support with Dupont, Rockwell and Donaldson, then moved into supply chain management with Solectron, followed by 11 years moving up the ranks at Goldcorp as finance/administration manager then general manager at their Los Filos gold mine in Mexico, COO and then Regional VP for all of Goldcorp's Mexican operations.
Most recently, Tomas was Vice President, North American Operations for Capstone Mining Corp., a multi-mine, multi-country copper mining company with 1,600 employees and contractors, where he was responsible for planning and executing their capital and operating programs and budgets, operations management, and mine permitting.
Bradford Cooke, CEO and Director, commented, "I am thrilled to welcome Tomas to the Endeavour management team. His skills and experience are a great fit with our senior group and his depth and breadth of knowledge in the mining sector will enhance our ability to become bigger and better going forward as we optimize our three current mines and develop new mines to fuel our future growth."
About Endeavour Silver - Endeavour Silver is a mid-tier precious metals mining company that owns three high grade, underground, silver-gold mines in Mexico. Since start-up in 2004, Endeavour has grown its mining operations organically to produce 9.7 million ounces of silver and equivalents in 2016. We find, build and operate quality silver mines in a sustainable way to create real value for all stakeholders. Endeavour Silver's shares trade on the TSX (EDR) and the NYSE (EXK).
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