Mine Clearing Corp.
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Mine Clearing Corp.

November 17, 2008 09:15 ET

Mine Clearing Corp. Appoints World-Class Mine Detection Expert to Head Industry Development

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2008) - Mine Clearing Corp. ("MCC"), (OTCBB:MCCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Al Carruthers as Vice President - Industry Development.

With over 20 years experience and leadership in mine detection technology, Mr. Carruthers has extensive global experience and knowledge pertinent to MCC's current and future development.

From 1985 to 1998, as project manager at Canadian Forces Defence Research Establishment Suffield (DRES), Mr. Carruthers managed numerous projects including the development of a remotely operated metallic mine detection system, a multi-sensor landmine detection project, and was a research engineer for the development and design of demolition devices and explosive mine clearance devices.

As manager of the Canadian Centre for Mine Action Technology from 1998 to 2003, Mr. Carruthers managed a $20 million budget for the research and development of technology applicable to demining. Then from 2003 to 2007, as the Technology Officer at the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), he was responsible for monitoring all new demining technology, was involved in developing, lab testing and field testing of new mine detection technology, and advised on the design, development and deployment of potential mine action technologies.

Mr. Carruthers also brings experience working in the challenging environments MCC will be engaged. He coordinated numerous demining equipment trials and evaluations in mine affected countries such as Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Colombia, Laos, Afghanistan, Mozambique, Angola, and Namibia. He has also gained experience in developing nations via two UN tours of duty in India/Pakistan and Iraq.

Respected internationally as a mine detection technology expert, Mr. Carruthers helped develop the CEN Standards for the Test and Evaluation of Metal Detectors and for Mechanical Demining Equipment; planned, organized and directed several technical conferences for mine action technologies; edited the GICHD Technology Newsletter; was editor of the 2005 edition of "Guidebook for Detection Technologies and Systems for Humanitarian Demining"; and is currently editing a guidebook for the design and testing of mechanical demining machines.

As Vice President - Industry Development, Mr. Carruthers will be involved in research and development of our UAV-based remote sensing system, and final product development and testing based on his extensive understanding of real life customer needs and preferences.

With his extensive high level and direct contacts in the international demining community, Mr. Carruthers will assist in both strategic technology and business development, opening doors for MCC that only someone with his extensive experience and network can open.

In the operational stage Mr. Carruthers will play an integral role as MCC establishes manufacturing facilities and training centres, trains deminers and rolls out operations.

"We are truly privileged to have Al Carruthers join our executive team. Mr. Carruthers has the international and industry respect, experience and leadership to help drive the future growth and development of Mine Clearing Corp.," states Larry Olson, President of MCC. "He brings both real-world know-how and personal dedication to the critical challenge of reclaiming the millions of acres worldwide currently untouchable due to landmines."

"I am very excited about the potential represented in Mine Clearing Corp.'s UAV-based system. If it delivers what its current design suggests, then this technology will truly be an industry 'killer app.'," - Al Carruthers.

About Mine Clearing Corp.

Mine Clearing Corp. ("MCC") currently trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol MCCO. MCC is developing a technology business focused on the scanning, mapping and removal of buried landmines. The sensor-based proprietary system currently under development is projected to be approximately three times faster and 50% less expensive than existing best-in-class demining methods.

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