SOURCE: Nations Energy Corporation

Nations Energy Corporation

April 18, 2012 09:00 ET

Nations Energy Corporation Appoints Senior Management Forestry Licensing and Plant Operations Expert

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2012) - Nations Energy Corporation ("Nations Energy" or the "Company"), an integrated sustainable Bioenergy company, is pleased to announce today the appointment of Mr. Richard Crowell to the position of Senior Vice President Forestry and Operations.

Mr. Crowell will oversee all aspects of Nations Energy acquisition of forest licences, construction and operation of pellet plants and the planning and coordination for the construction of complementary biomass power generating facilities. He brings over twenty-five years of leadership experience in the forest industry in the development and management of forest product and related facilities as well as in the value-add or remanufacturing business. His areas of expertise include plant layout & design management, product development as well as project, production and quality management. He offers a results oriented approach and a proven track record in developing and leading project teams through construction into manufacturing. He is known for developing break-through team performance in productivity and cost management in production and maintenance without compromise to safety or quality management.

Most recently Mr. Crowell was the Division Manager for Canadian Forest Products Ltd. where he focussed on increasing production through improved lumber recovery, elimination of quality issues and reductions to overall operating cost for a division with 150 employees delivering $100 million in annual product sales revenue. Previously he was managing partner with responsibility for overseeing plant design and construction of a green field value added manufacturing facility, including business finance, admin and raw material supply contract negotiations. He also held a number of key positions with Riverside Forest Products Ltd. as Regional Manager, Cariboo Region, (2001-2004) in Williams Lake, BC at an operation with over 200 Employees, $100 Million in assets and in excess of $130 Million in annual sales revenue. He also served terms as Division Manager (1998-2001) and as Maintenance and Production Superintendent (1995-1998), both at the Williams Lake Division during a period which included the operation of one of the top 10 highest production sawmills in British Columbia. Beginning in 1986 he was given the opportunity to work at a number of challenging jobs and locations with industry leaders Fletcher Challenge Canada Ltd. and INTERFOR in a variety of supervisory roles.

Mr. Crowell earned an executive MBA (2009) and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in Accounting and Marketing at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC (1986). He is the Chairman of the Forintek Lumber TAC (Technical Advisory Committee), a national industry group which advises UBC and Laval universities to inform their research efforts aimed at best benefits to the forest industry. He resides in Williams Lake, BC.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Crowell states, "I have observed the changes in traditional forestry models and the potential of the new opportunities for higher value pellet and green energy products identified in the Nations Energy business plan. The increased utilization of our fiber base resource has always been an interest of mine and I look forward to the opportunities my new role presents in that regard."

Dale A. Andrews, President of Nations Energy, states, "We are very pleased to have the high quality services of Richard available to the Company as we continue to execute our business plan. We are certain that with his experience and know-how, we can move rapidly into the next phase of our growth in the full-scale development of value from this extraordinary biomass resource opportunity."

About Nations Energy Corporation
Nations Energy Corporation is an integrated sustainable Bioenergy company focused on the creation of carbon neutral energy products from Mountain Pine Beetle ("MPB") killed biomass. The MPB is an infestation that has killed 675 million cubic metres of timber in British Columbia. NEC is uniquely positioned to leverage timber harvesting residuals and MPB feedstock through energy products that address the rapidly growing biomass energy market. Nations Energy is also committed to working with First Nations in BC communities for forestry management and other fibre supply arrangements as well as related employment opportunities. For more information visit:

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