TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX-WDO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Benoit Laplante, P.Eng. as Vice President Corporate Development, effective immediately.
Rolly Uloth, President, stated "We are delighted to be able to round out our technical team with someone of Benoit's experience and energy. Benoit's mine planning, execution and optimization expertise will be a great help in establishing clarity for the longer term strategic plan, capital discipline and efficiency."
Mr. Laplante brings over 25 years experience in Ontario and Quebec mining operations for senior, intermediate and junior producers. He is familiar with the potential of our assets and mining operations teams having previously worked for the Company in progressively senior roles during the period 2004 - 2010. Mr. Laplante is a graduate of l'École Polytechnique de Montréal having graduated with a B.Sc. and MSc.A. in mining engineering in 1982 and 1984, respectively. He is a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario and l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.
Wesdome is in its 27th year of continuous mining operations in Canada. It currently has two producing gold mines in Wawa, Ontario, and owns the Kiena Mine Complex in Val d'Or, Québec. The Company has 105.8 million shares issued and outstanding and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "WDO".
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SOURCE: Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
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