OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2012) - Focus Graphite Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FMS)(OTCQX:FCSMF)(FRANKFURT:FKC) the "Company," is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Joseph E. Doninger as Director of Manufacturing and Technology. The appointment is effective Oct. 1, 2012.
Dr. Doninger is the developer and co-developer of a number of U.S., European and Canadian patents and patent applications related to carbon processing methodologies and processing equipment.
Also, a chemical engineer, Dr. Doninger is the author and co-author of some two dozen technical papers and studies related to graphite composite anodes; carbon-based materials for electrochemical energy storage systems; advanced graphite for Li-Ion batteries and other related publications.
"Dr. Doninger's international credentials and experience dovetail with Focus Graphite's mine-to-market-technology business objectives. His broad responsibilities include leading our team in meeting those objectives at our future mine site and at our planned processing facilities in Varennes, Quebec," said company President and CEO, Gary Economo.
"We are extremely pleased to have secured Dr. Doninger's participation as a key member of our management team," Mr. Economo said.
"Dr. Doninger is not only an industry innovator, he is an industry insider with an established and successful senior management background with Chicago-based Superior Graphite among other internationally recognized graphite technology companies," Mr. Economo added.
Dr. Doninger's academic background includes an Honorary Professorship at the Department of Chemistry, Kiev National University of Design and Technology; a Doctorate of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering and Master of Science, Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, and; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois.
As a consulting engineer, Dr. Doninger served as President of Dontech Global, Inc. During his 17-year career with Superior Graphite Co., he held the posts of Senior Vice President, Engineering and Product Commercialization, Vice President, Manufacturing, and Vice President, Technology.
His corporate background also includes that of Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Minerals Group, Applied Industrial Materials Corp, of Deerfield, IL; and, General Sales and Marketing Manager, International Minerals and Chemical Corp., of Libertyville, IL.
About Focus Graphite
Focus Graphite Inc. is an emerging mid-tier junior mining development company, a technology solutions supplier and a business innovator. It is the owner of the NI 43-101 compliant Lac Knife graphite deposit grading 16% carbon as graphite. The company's goal is to assume an industry leadership position by becoming a low-cost producer of technology-grade graphite. As a technology-oriented enterprise with a view to building long-term, sustainable shareholder value, Focus Graphite is invested in the development of graphene applications and patents through Grafoid Inc.
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