~ Ontario native Jerry Janik brings more than 20 years of mining
experience as new general manager ~
KEARNEY, ON, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - Ontario Graphite Limited today
announced the appointment of Jerry Janik as General Manager of the
company's Kearney Graphite Mine. Mr. Janik assumed this position
effective September 12, 2011.
Jerry brings more than 20 years of mining industry experience, most
recently in Texas as Area Operations Manager for Carmeuse Industrial
Sand. He has also worked with UNIMIN Canada Ltd.'s Nepheline Syenite
Operations and other companies in the mining industry as well as led
his own management consulting firm.
Throughout his career, Jerry has gained management experience in quality
control, mine planning, tailings deposition, production, project
management, process improvement, permitting and new product
"Jerry brings vast mining industry experience to the role and we are
thrilled to have attracted such a highly qualified, enthusiastic person
to manage the facility," said Tom Myatt, President and CFO of Ontario
Graphite. "We have made a commitment to run the Kearney Operation at a
world-class level and there is no doubt that he brings the skills and
experience required to deliver on that commitment."
As General Manager for the Kearney Graphite Mine, Jerry will have
overall responsibility for the facility's operation, including ensuring
adherence to high standards in quality, environmental stewardship and
Jerry is originally from Kingsville, Ontario and holds dual diplomas in
geology and mineral processing from Sir Sandford Fleming College School
of Natural Resources in Peterborough, Ontario.
The Kearney Mine and milling facility is the largest confirmed graphite
mineral resource prospect in North America and one of the largest
individual deposits outside of China and North Korea. Under new
ownership and management since 2007, the Kearney Mine is presently
undergoing a re-commissioning process that will lead to its reopening
by mid-2012. Jerry is an integral part of the team overseeing the
reopening, and will be responsible for day to day operations of the
facility upon the commencement of production.
The Kearney Mine was last operated in 1994 and will take advantage of
approximately $60 million of existing infrastructure acquired by the
current owners. In addition, Ontario Graphite is fully funded through
production and start up. When reactivated, it is estimated the Kearney
Mine will process approximately one million tonnes of ore per year
while producing 20,000 tonnes of natural, large flake, high carbon
For more information on Ontario Graphite Limited and to view Jerry
Janik's full biography, please visit Ontario Graphite's newly launched
website at www.ontariographite.com.
About Ontario Graphite Limited
Ontario Graphite Ltd. is a privately owned Canadian mining company
committed to the responsible re-commissioning and operation of the
Kearney Mine, the largest confirmed graphite mineral resource in North
America and one of the largest individual deposits outside China and
North Korea. The Kearney Mine, located in Kearney, Ontario, Canada
(approximately 300 km north of Toronto), is slated to begin production
in mid-2012. To learn more about Ontario Graphite and the Kearney Mine,
please visit www.ontariographite.com.
Image with caption: "Jerry Janik, General Manager of Ontario Graphite Ltd.'s Kearney Mine (CNW Group/Ontario Graphite Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110915_C3393_PHOTO_EN_3293.jpg
SOURCE Ontario Graphite Limited
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