Colin K. Benner Appointed as Chairman of Creston Moly Corp.admin
October 9, 2008 Filed Under: Molybdenum Mining
Creston Moly Corp. announce the appointment of Mr. Colin K. Benner, P. Eng. as Chairman of the Board of Directors effective immediately.
Mr. Benner is an experienced mining executive with more than 40 years in the mining industry with senior management and executive roles in Canada and internationally. He was most recently Vice Chairman and CEO of Skye Resources and previously Vice Chairman and CEO of Lundin Mining Corporation and EuroZinc Mining Corporation. He has also served on a number of public company boards in the mining industry in Canada and he currently sits on the boards of Lundin Mining Corporation, HudBay Minerals Inc., Troon Ventures Ltd., and Sherwood Copper Corp. and is Chairman of PBS Coals Ltd. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Canadian Society of Professional Engineers as well as a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Nunavut, the Society of Mining Engineers of the AIME and the Canadian Institute of Mining.
Mr. Benner stated: “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the people at Creston Moly in developing the El Creston deposit to mine status and in seeing all the benefits that will be derived for all the stakeholders. Despite the present turmoil in the financial markets, we believe the fundamentals for the moly market are sound and in particular for this project. El Creston is well located geographically, has access to grid power, an experienced labour pool to draw from and is in close proximity to technical support, materials and supplies. With these advantages and mineral resources of substantial size and grade we believe this project is well positioned to become a successful producer.”
Jonathan George, President of Creston, stated: “We are extremely fortunate to have someone with Colin’s stature and expertise join our team at this critical juncture, as we advance the El Creston Molybdenum Deposit towards production.”
Concurrent with the appointment of Mr. Benner, Kim Phillips resigned as a director of Creston. Mr. Phillips will remain as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary.
Creston Moly Corp. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the development of the El Creston Molybdenum deposit located 135 kilometres north-east of Hermosillo, Sonora State, Mexico, near the village of Opodepe.