VANCOUVER, Sept. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Flinders Resources Limited ("Flinders") (TSXV: FDR). Mr. Martin McFarlane, President & CEO, announces the appointment of Mr.
Craig Griffiths as General Manager at the Company's 100% owned Woxna
graphite mine in central Sweden. Craig starts with Flinders on October
Craig joins Flinders from Boliden AB in Sweden where for the past 4
years he has been the manager of Boliden's mining technical department
responsible for a team of technical experts who trouble shoot
production issues at all of Boliden's mines as well as having technical
input into material capital projects to develop or upgrade mining
operations. Prior to joining Boliden, Craig had several mining roles
over 8 years with LKAB, Sweden's largest iron ore producer. Craig
qualified as a mining engineer from the highly regarded Ballarat School
of Mines, Australia, in 1993.
Mr McFarlane states: "Craig's appointment brings significant mining
capability as well as project management and leadership experience that
will add further depth to the Flinders team. Craig will be responsible
for safely restarting Flinders Woxna graphite project in Sweden on time
and on budget in 2013 and then evaluating and delivering the
significant opportunities available to add value to the Woxna project.
In the current competitive global market for mining personnel, it is
pleasing to attract such a high calibre person, with Craig's extensive
technical and managerial experience."
On a sadder note, Flinders is saddened to report the passing of Mr. Dan
Pettersson, Woxna's process manager. Flinders was informed of the
sudden passing this week due to a suspected heart attack. Flinders
thoughts are with Dan's family at this time.
Flinders has commenced the process to find a process engineer to replace
Dan and simultaneously is looking to engage short term process
engineering consultants to minimise disruption to our plans to restart
operations at the Woxna graphite project.
On behalf of the Board,
Martin McFarlane, President and CEO
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SOURCE: Flinders Resources Limited
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