Gensource Potash Corporation (TSXV:GSP) announced todayDr. Mark Stauffer will join the board of directors of Gensource Potash Corp., effective Oct. 1, 2015.
Dr. Stauffer is a very well known name in the potash and phosphate fertilizer industry. He attended the University of Guelph where he received his Diploma in Agriculture in 1963, B.Sc. (Agriculture) in 1967, and M.Sc. in 1969, followed by a Ph.D. in Agronomy in 1973 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech). His career includes work in Canada and the United States in market development, education, research, and chemical manufacturing and sales.
Following work terms with Agriculture & Agri-Foods Canada, International Harvester, CP Inorganics and CIBA-Geigy (now Novartis), Dr. Stauffer joined Potash & Phosphate Institute (PPI) / Potash & Phosphate Institute of Canada (PPIC) in 1988, becoming President of PPIC in 1994. Throughout his time with PPI/PPIC, Dr. Stauffer focused, both in Canada and Internationally, on Balanced Fertilization principles, the Maximum Yield Research philosophy, and why and how the fertilizer industry can establish Maximum Economic Yield field demonstrations to inform farmers of their yield and income opportunity.
From 2006- 2013, Dr. Stauffer served as a Director of Migao Corporation, a China based specialty potash producer, which trades on the TMX. Additionally, from 2010 – June 2015, Dr. Stauffer served as a Director and Chairman of the Board of Allana Potash Corporation.
Gensource Potash Corporation Chairman of the Board and President & CEO, Mike Ferguson, stated:
We are so pleased to have an individual of Mark’s qualifications, experience, integrity and character join us to help us achieve our goals at Gensource. With his unparalleled knowledge and expertise in the fertilizers industry and experience in public company governance, we know Mark will add new dimensions and capability to our board of Directors. We see this as another very positive step in the development of our very unique business model and we welcome Mark to the company.