VAL-D'OR, QC, Nov. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Orbit Garant Drilling Inc. (TSX: OGD) ("Orbit Garant" or the "Company") today announced the retirement of Guthrie Stewart from the Company's Board of Directors, and the appointment of Paul Carmel as Chair of the Board of Directors, both effective immediately.
Mr. Carmel, a mining engineer with more than 25 years of experience in industry and capital markets, was first elected to the Company's Board of Directors in 2014.
"I am honoured to be appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors of Orbit Garant," said Mr. Carmel. "I look forward to continuing to work with the other members of the Board to ensure that Orbit Garant is the preferred choice for drilling services in the minerals industry."
Mr. Carmel replaces Mr. Stewart as Chair of the Board of Directors. Mr. Stewart was a member of the Board of Directors since the Company's Initial Public Offering in 2008 and was appointed as Chair in 2010.
"Guthrie has left an indelible mark on Orbit Garant," said Pierre Alexandre, Vice Chair of Orbit Garant. "During his tenure, the Company benefited greatly from his leadership and knowledge. On behalf of the Board and senior management team at Orbit Garant, we thank Guthrie for the guidance he provided during his years of service and wish him continued success with his new responsibilities."
About Orbit Garant
Headquartered in Val-d'Or, Quebec, Orbit Garant is one of the largest Canadian-based mineral drilling companies, providing both underground and surface drilling services in Canada and internationally through its 209 drill rigs and more than 600 employees. Orbit Garant provides services to major, intermediate and junior mining companies, through each stage of mining exploration, development and production. The Company also provides geotechnical drilling services to mining or mineral exploration companies, engineering and environmental consultant firms, and government agencies. For more information please visit the Company's website at www.orbitgarant.com.
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