CALGARY, April 9 /CNW/ - Birch Mountain Resources Ltd. ("Birch Mountain"
or the "Company") (BMD: TSX and AMEX) is pleased to announce the appointment
of Mr. Joel Jarding as President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of
Birch Mountain effective May 1, 2007. Since 1982, Mr. Jarding has worked with
all seven divisions of Baker Hughes Inc. ("NYSE - BHI"), fulfilling a
multitude of operational positions that allowed him to conduct business on
five continents. He most recently led Baker Hughes Canada as its Business
Development Manager. Mr. Jarding earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Mechanical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Phoenix.
"The Board is pleased to announce Mr. Jarding will be leading our team,"
says Kerry Sully, Chairman of Birch Mountain. "Joel will be responsible for
the overall leadership and operation of the Company and Doug Rowe, our current
President and CEO will become Executive Chairman and CEO. In addition to being
Board Chair, Doug will assist in the areas of public market development. Joel
has recent experience in building the Canadian arm of a large worldwide
operating company, expert knowledge of the oil sands business and an
understanding of operating a public company. I'm confident in our go-forward
position, working together to fulfill Birch Mountain's potential."
"This is a great opportunity to work closely with my established oil and
gas customers," says Joel. "Birch Mountain's limestone aggregate and reagent
grade limestone will play a significant role in the development and production
of the Alberta oil sands. I believe many customers will choose to secure their
supply of aggregate and reagent products through Master Service Agreements, a
process with which I am very familiar. It is focused on building long-term
relationships with a benefit for customers of priority access. As the
President, and COO of Birch Mountain, I will have the opportunity to be a
leader in the world's most rapid energy expansion at Fort McMurray."
"We now have the infrastructure in place to be one of the top aggregate
producers in Canada, with aggregate productive capacity greater than 9 million
tonnes per year" states Doug Rowe, President and CEO. "And our regulatory
applications are well advanced to position Birch Mountain as a major lime
products supplier. We believe Joel is the person to strengthen our
capabilities as an operations company."
Based in Calgary, Birch Mountain is dedicated to developing its extensive
mineral properties centered in the oil sands area of northeastern Alberta.
Limestone is used by the oil sands industry for roads, concrete and flue-gas
scrubbing to remove impurities in air emissions that is essential to the
continued development and operation of this industry.
Forward Looking Statements: This news release contains certain
forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of
historical fact, included herein, including without limitation, statements
regarding potential mineralization, resources and reserves, exploration and
development plans and results, anticipated capital expenditures and financing
thereof, anticipated outcomes and timing of regulatory applications and
approvals and the future plans and objectives of Birch Mountain are
forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There
can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual
results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such statements. Certain amounts in the financial statements are based on
estimates using the best currently available information and assumptions of
management. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from Birch Mountain's expectations are disclosed elsewhere in
documents that are available to the public at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov.
For further information:
For further information: Douglas Rowe, President & CEO or Kerry Sully,
Chairman, Birch Mountain Resources Ltd., Tel (403) 262-1838, Fax (403)