Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.

Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.

April 18, 2007 10:33 ET

New Vice President Appointed for Great Western Technologies Inc.


The Company is pleased to report that Mr. Miron Shamban will be joining Great Western Technologies Inc. as Vice President of Marketing and Technology. His addition to the staff in Troy, Michigan, will bring a level of expertise in the field of rare earth materials that will accelerate the development of the processing technologies currently being implemented by GWTI.

Mr. Shamban is joining the team with over 14 years of experience in supplying industry with high technology solutions to the growing demand for rare earth and refractory metals and specialty alloys. As the former President of Arris International, Miron has established a world wide supply chain for specialty materials such as powders, foils, alloys and oxides. His knowledge will add considerable breadth to the type of projects currently being carried out at GWTI.

"The addition of Miron to our team brings us new expertise and adds significantly to our knowledge base in providing solutions to users of specialty and designer alloy products", says Mark L. Ellis President of GWTI. "We have now completed the strategic circle of contacts we require to operate on a world wide basis. We had prior contacts within the Chinese, Japanese and Indian markets, and now have an experienced insider for the Russian and European markets."

"The addition of Miron to the Troy staff complements the North American, mine-to-market business model we have worked hard at developing", says Jim Engdahl, President of GWMG. "High gross margin specialty materials using the rare earth elements, like we are developing at our Hoidas Lake project in Saskatchewan, have been developed within the areas that Miron has worked in for the last couple of decades and we feel we will profit from the experience he can bring to our team."

Great Western Technologies Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Western Minerals Group Ltd, and a key component of the vertically-integrated business model being developed by the parent company. GWTI produces a variety of specialty alloys for use in the battery, magnet, automotive and aerospace industries. These "designer" alloys include those containing nickel, cobalt and the rare earth elements-all of which are included in GWMG's portfolio of mineral projects.

Mark Ellis, President

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  • Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.
    Gord Dent
    Manager of Investor Relation
    (306) 668-0701
    Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.
    226 Cardinal Crescent, Saskatoon, SK S7L 6H8