VANCOUVER, Sept. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Curis Resources Ltd. (TSX: CUV) ("Curis" or the "Company") is delighted to announce the hiring of two exceptional leaders and professionals in support of the continued development of the Company's Arizona operations. Effective September 10, 2012, Mr. Bruce Marsh will join Curis as Senior Vice President, Strategic Affairs and Corporate Development and effective immediately, Mr. Greg Phillips will assume the role of Process Superintendent. Both long-time Arizonans, Mr. Marsh and Mr. Phillips will play key leadership roles in advancing the development of the Company's flagship Florence Copper project and other interests in Arizona.
Mr. Bruce Marsh is a Professional Engineer with more than 25 years of senior management, major project development and operational experience in the copper mining industry. Bruce has held senior management and executive positions with Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold, Rio Tinto PLC, Cyprus-Amax and Boeing Aerospace. Most recently he was Senior Director, Sustainability with Freeport McMoRan and before that, Environmental Team Leader for the Resolution Project with Rio Tinto in Superior, Arizona. Bruce has a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Oregon State University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida. In this new role of Senior Vice President, Strategic Affairs and Corporate Development with Curis, Bruce will play a central role in project permitting, external relations, the design and implementation of a comprehensive sustainable development program for the Company's business interests in Arizona and new project evaluation and development.
Mr. Greg Phillips is a graduate of Eastern Arizona College and has over 14 years of experience in the fields of mineral processing and solvent extraction and electrowinning (SX/EW) plant operations, and comes to Curis from the nearby Carlota Copper operation. In the new role of Process Superintendent, Greg will be responsible for the planning, implementation and supervision of Plant Process and Maintenance and reclamation activities at Florence Copper.
"We are very fortunate to continue to attract such high caliber and experienced professionals to contribute to the Company's development activities in Arizona," commented Michael McPhie, President and CEO of Curis. "As our flagship Florence Copper project completes its Phase 1 development permitting and nears the start of construction, the depth and experience of our management and operational team is expanding in accordance with the growth and success of the Company. I would like to welcome both Bruce and Greg to the Curis team."
Curis Resources Ltd. is a mineral development company associated with Hunter Dickinson Inc., a diversified global mining company with a 25-year history of mineral development success. Curis is focused on the acquisition, development and operation of high-quality next-generation copper properties around the world. It is currently focused on advancing its 100% owned Florence Copper project in Arizona USA to production. For more information about Florence Copper and its projected economic impacts and benefits to the local community, please visit www.florencecopper.com.
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This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include fluctuations in market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continuity of mineralization, uncertainties related to the ability to obtain necessary environmental, land use and other permits, approvals, licenses and title on a timely basis and delays due to third party opposition, changes in government policies regarding mining and natural resource exploration and exploitation, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, a more detailed description of the assumptions used to develop the forward-looking statements and the risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements, investors should review the Company's continuous disclosure filings that are available at www.sedar.com.
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