Dr. Michael G. Nelson joins Reliance Board as Non-Executive Director
Further strengthens Reliance's presence and expertise in North America
Follows recent appointment of North American-based mining executive
Assessing growth opportunities in USA alongside exploration and tenement
upgrades in Indonesia
VANCOUVER, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Reliance Resources Limited (TSX: RI)
("Reliance") or ("the Company") is pleased to announce the appointment
of a Dr. Michael G. Nelson to the Board of Directors as a non-executive
Dr. Nelson is Associate Professor and Chair of the Mining Engineering
Department at the University of Utah, and is an experienced and
accomplished mining industry professional. He received a B.S. degree in
metallurgical engineering and an M.S. degree in applied physics from
the University of Utah. He earned his Ph.D. in mineral engineering from
West Virginia University.
He has previously worked for Kennecott Utah Copper, Western Zirconium,
Consol Energy Inc., and EIMCO Process Equipment Co. In addition, he has
consulted for FL Smidth Minerals, Rio Tinto Kennecott, CODELCO El
Teniente, BHP Billiton, Consol Energy, and for 19 junior mining
companies and equipment suppliers, including a number of gold, copper
and iron mining companies.
Reliance Non-Executive Chairman, Mr Gary Lewis, commented: "We are
pleased to have secured the expertise of well-regarded mining
professional Dr. Nelson and to further strengthen our leadership team
in North America.
"The appointment of Dr. Nelson, along with the very recent appointment
of George Young as Non-Executive Director last month, provides Reliance
with significant expertise to pursue growth opportunities in North
"The Company remains committed to development of the Tanoyan Gold
Project in Indonesia, and is progressing with due diligence on a number
of North American assets which look attractive to the Board. We are
working hard to realise returns for our shareholders and having an
experienced Board in place is instrumental in this process."
Dr. Nelson has co-authored and contributed to 16 books, including three
chapters in the third edition of the SME Mining Engineering Handbook.
He has published 37 peer-reviewed papers and 24 invited papers.
He is a member of Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
(U.S.), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the
Utah Mining Association, the Northwest Mining Association, and the
Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute.
Reliance looks forward to updating shareholders on its progress in the
SOURCE: Reliance Resources Ltd.
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