VANCOUVER, June 16 /CNW/ - Tres-Or Resources Ltd. (the "Company") is
pleased to announce the appointments of Board Members and Advisors to the
Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Tres-Or (Ghana) Limited as progress
continues toward commercial gold production from the Agudee Gold Project,
Ghana, West Africa.
Appointment of Directors
JOHNSON MANU, Ph.D. Geology
Dr. Manu is appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tres-Or
(Ghana) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tres-Or Resources, a company
developing gold production on the Agudee Project, Ghana. Dr. Manu is a
graduate of Geology from the University of Ghana and holds a Masters and Ph.D.
degree in Mineralogy/Economic Geology from Technical University of
Braunschweig, Germany. Dr. Manu completed an MBA Finance at the University of
Ghana and is a senior lecturer in the Department of Geology at the prestigious
University of Ghana. He is the author of various publications on the geology
of Ghana's Birimian Gold Belt and his research and studies are widely
referenced. While teaching, supervising and evaluating final year student
projects, he is also an external examiner for Masters and Ph.D. student theses
and reviewer for the Ghana Mining Journal and Journal of the University of
Science and Technology. He has been involved in the preparation of technical
reports for the UNDP regarding the exploration of gold, diamond and industrial
mineral development in Ghana. His research includes determination of
physical/chemical factors for the formation of Birimian gold in Ghana and he
has consulted in the development of gold exploration activities for many
Ghanaian companies and entrepreneurs. Dr. Manu is providing hands-on expertise
and project consulting services to Tres-Or in pursuit of assets in Ghana. Dr.
Manu is committed in involving Ghanaian nationals in the development of
mineral resources and is providing education, a model framework for small
scale miners and organizing the necessary aide and assistance for the peoples
of Ghana. Dr. Manu was born in Ghana and is fluent in both English and German.
He is a member of the Ghana Institute of Geoscientists and Ghana Science
L.G. (BRUCE) LUCKMAN
Bruce Luckman is appointed Vice President of Operations of Tres-Or
(Ghana) Limited. Mr. Luckman has over 30 years experience as a miner and
mining engineer specializing in alluvial gold production. Over his 30 year
career, Bruce has been a director of five Canadian-listed public companies
including Mistral Resources Ltd. which mined over 200 ounces of gold per day
(approximately 75,000 ounces per annum from the Otter Creek Mine) at
operations in the Atlin area of northern British Columbia, Canada. Mr. Luckman
has successfully completed bringing two gold mines into to commercial
production in North America and is taking the lead in the development of
production from the alluvial/elluvial gold at Tres-Or's Agudee Project, Ghana.
Mr. Luckman provides education, counselling and teaches the necessary skills
to engage Ghanaian peoples in developing mineral resources in Ghana.
Appointment of Advisors
DAVE SMITH, C.M., M.M.L.J., D.U.
A Member of the Order of Canada, Dave is the recipient of numerous awards
and distinctions including the Governor General's Commemorative Medal of
Honour in 1992, an Honorary Doctorate from the University in Ottawa in 2001,
the Queen's Medal in 2002 and in 2006 the Order of Ontario Honorary Law Degree
from Carleton University. His considerable reservoir of business acumen and
through his philanthropic projects, Dave has raised over one hundred and forty
million dollars for carious causes and fundraising efforts for organizations
in Canada and elsewhere. One of his proudest achievements is the establishment
of the Dave Smith Youth Centre in Ottawa. He has developed state of the art
learning centres including the highly successful Ottawa Technical Learning
Centre with over 900 students enrolled in a range of course with its "Learn to
Earn" training program. In light of the enormous success of the Ottawa
Technical Training Centre, the concept is sought after by other regions in
Canada as well as other countries in West Africa, South Africa and
Afghanistan. It is a testament to the success of the concept that this
technical-school-training has been duplicated on several continents. Through
Dave's vision and steadfast commitment and determination a solution was found
and put into action. Dave has co-founded many charitable organizations that
are all characterized by making significant positive impacts upon the
disadvantaged people who have sought assistance. Special projects include the
donation of dental clinic and medical clinic supplies, as well as, development
of housing programs and schooling in Africa. He and his volunteers have filled
and shipped many containers of medical supplies to Africa. Dave joins Tres-Or
in its commitment and pursuit of socio and economic development with the
Ghanaian peoples who are working with Tres-Or in the development of gold
resources in Ghana.
SUHAIL MIRZA, Chief Technical Officer
Suhail is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied
Science and Engineering and is currently the Chief Technical Officer ("CTO")
and a co-founder of Spreed Inc. - A technology company focused on
disseminating information to mobile devices and iPhones. Over the past decade,
Suhail has worked in Internet and technology related fields and has led teams
to many technological firsts including: building the first widely used for
money peer to peer network, likely building the first for money transaction
network over wireless infrastructures and building one of the first betting
exchanges. Suhail was the CTO and co-founder of Trident Gaming which was sold
to a Fortune 500 company to the delight of shareholders and investors in 2006.
Suhail played soccer at the Varsity level and semi-professionally in the CPSL.
He started a philanthropic fund in 2006 and has recently joined Tres-Or to
assist with technological communication efforts and marketing, socio-economic
development and education associated with Tres-Or's projects located in Canada
and Ghana, West Africa.
JOHN G. HENRY, International Marketing
John brings a wealth of entrepreneurial experience to Tres-Or with over
25 years of funding, developing, marketing and consultation to various
organizations. John has managed the development of multi million dollar
companies specializing in General Industrial Construction, Project Estimating
and Management, Millwright, Sheet Metal, Fabrication, Welding and was
responsible for Research and Development, Product Manufacturing and Contract
Negotiations and Development. John has served and the President and CEO of the
Henry Group for 13 years and Chairman of Board for 2 years. During his tenure,
John concluded contract negotiations with many Fortune 500 companies including
Sarah Lee, Kroger, Campbell Soup, Frito Lay and others. After selling his
controlling interest in the Henry Group, John is currently serving as
Executive Vice President of StainlessDrains.com and has developed a clientele
of over 1200 customers including Walmart, Pepsi and Costco. He has developed
many patent pending products and is the President and owner of Henry CSI. John
has served on the Boards and is actively supporting many charity based
organizations. He served on the Board of Directors for the American Cotton
Museum, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and is involved with Kiwanis,
Rotary, Women in Need, Global Advance and the American Cancer Society. He has
travelled abroad to Africa and South America to assist in the training in
international businessmen for local outreach programs in their communities.
John is very active in local community and faith based charitable
organizations. John joins Tres-Or as it develops the Agudee gold project in
Ghana and he is committed to an active Advisory role for international
marketing, education and community outreach programs.
Tres-Or Resources Ltd. welcomes the expertise and dedication of its new
Board and Advisory Members, an experienced and highly qualified team committed
to developing Tres-Or (Ghana) Limited into a significant commercial gold
producer in partnership with its Ghanaian consortium of companies and the
peoples of Ghana.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
"Laura Lee Duffett"
Laura Lee Duffett
President and Director
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About Tres-Or Resources Ltd.
Tres-Or Resources Ltd. (TSX Venture: TRS) is a Canadian resource
exploration company and has focused on the exploration of diamond and
precious/base metal properties in Canada. The properties which the Company
owns and is evaluating for acquisition are located in the traditional mining
areas of northeastern Ontario and northwestern Quebec. Tres-Or discovered the
largest diamond-bearing kimberlite in Ontario, the Lapointe Kimberlite Pipe.
Tres-Or's Quebec projects host 6 kimberlite bodies discovered by drilling.
Tres-Or's Mann platinum/palladium project, located 46 km northeast of Timmins,
Ontario hosts shallow, in-situ Pt-Pd mineralization. All the Tres-Or projects
in the Temagami and Timiskaming regions of Ontario and Quebec have excellent
infrastructure to support exploration and development. Roads, power and a
qualified workforce are all in close proximity. Tres-Or has signed a historic
Diamond Exploration Agreement with the Timiskaming First Nation on traditional
territorial lands in Ontario and Quebec. Additional information related to the
Company is available at www.tres-or.com.
For further information:
For further information: Laura Lee Duffett, P.Geo. President, Ph: (604)
541-8376; Brian Biles, Corporate: Ph: (604) 688-8700, E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.tres-or.com