Westwater Resources, Inc., a battery-grade, natural graphite development company has announced the retirement of Christopher M. Jones, their former President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of the Board, effective February 25th, 2022. Chief Operating Officer (COO) Chad M. Potter has been elected Westwater’s new President and CEO and appointed to fill the vacancy on the Board of Directors, effective February 26, 2022.
Piedmont Lithium (Piedmont), a global developer of lithium resources critical to the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) supply chain, announced that the Board of Directors has voted to increase the size of the Board from five to seven directors, adding two new directors. Christina Alvord and Michael Bless have been appointed to these positions, providing additional executive, operational, and strategic guidance to the Company as it advances in its mission to supply the U.S. with lithium hydroxide from a global portfolio of projects.
MOGAS Industries has recently been awarded contracts to supply its severe service technologies to multiple mining and autoclave sites throughout Southeast Asia. As a leader in nickel and cobalt processing, MOGAS has changed the valve industry by supplying the highest quality severe service technology to ensure safety, reliability and guaranteed performance.
Aspen Technology, Inc. (AspenTech), an industrial software solutions firm, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Micromine - a global player in design and operational management solutions for the mining industry, from private equity firm Potentia Capital and other sellers for AU$900 million in cash (approximately US$623 million).
Westwater Resources, Inc., a battery-grade, natural graphite development firm announced the retirement of Jeffrey L. Vigil, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President – Finance, effective August 26, 2022. Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Steven M. Cates has been elected Westwater’s new CFO and Vice President – Finance, also effective August 26, 2022.
Rare Element Resources Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Brent Berg as its President and CEO as Randall Scott retires. Mr. Berg is a highly qualified mining and mineral processing professional with over 25 years’ experience in the minerals industry, including 16 years in mine management roles and over 11 years working for in-situ recovery operations.
Normet Group Oy has entered into an agreement to acquire Garock Pty Ltd, a supplier of ground support systems for the mining industries in Australia. With this deal, Normet strengthens its portfolio in ground support in mining and construction infrastructure projects.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, Congressman Mike Rogers, and other state and local gov't officials and business leaders joined Westwater Resources, Inc. and its subsidiary Alabama Graphite Products, LLC (collectively the “Company”) in breaking ground for the construction of the Company’s graphite processing plant in Kellyton, just outside Alexander City, Alabama. The $202 million plant, which is being built in the Lake Martin Regional Industrial Park just off U.S. 280 in Coosa County, will process raw graphite into refined, battery-grade graphite for use in batteries that power electric vehicles (EVs), electronics and many other products.
Coeur Mining, Inc. (Coeur) announced the appointment of Jeane Hull to the firm’s Board of Directors and its Audit, Compensation and Leadership Development and Environmental, Health, Safety and Corporate Responsibility Committees effective July 19, 2022. Hull has over 35 years of mining operational leadership and engineering experience, most notably holding the positions of COO for Rio Tinto plc at the Kennecott Utah Copper Mine and Executive Vice President and CTO of Peabody Energy Corporation. She also has held numerous management engineering and operations positions with Rio Tinto and affiliates.
A mining process optimisation company, Plotlogic, welcomed the news that the Australian Government’s carbon emissions bill will pass through Parliament. Following The Greens announcement that the party would support Labor’s climate change legislation, the way is clear for a bill enshrining a pledge to cut carbon emissions by 43% from 2005 levels by 2030.
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