IC Potash Corp. (TSX:ICP,OTCQX:ICPTF) appointed Richard Beauchamp, P.E. as Chief Mine Engineer of its Ochoa Sulphate of Potash (SOP) Project in southeastern New Mexico.
As quoted in the press release:
Prior to joining ICP, Beauchamp served in engineering posts at Patriot Coal Corporation, a producer and marketer of coal, with 11 active mining complexes in Appalachia and the Illinois Basin. During his near seven year tenure with Patriot, Beauchamp was Senior Environmental Engineer of the Company’s Hobet Mining operations in West Virginia; Manager of Engineering of its Kanawha Eagle mines and Midland Trail Energy Blue Creek Complex; Senior Planning Engineer at Patriot’s Coyote Coal Company; and Senior Mine Engineer of the Company’s Speed Mining operations. In these roles, Beauchamp led or was involved with the construction of several green- and brownfield mine sites, with the largest being the planning, construction and commissioning of the Blue Creek Complex, which consists of dual underground coal mines, a processing plant, multiple tailings disposal sites and an OTR truck loadout capable of producing in excess 4,000,00 raw tons per year.
IC Potash President and CEO Sidney Himmel said:
We are very pleased to welcome Dick to the ICP team and expect that he will prove instrumental in helping to advance our Ochoa Project’s underground mining operations from development through full production. He is joining ICP at a very exciting time in our Company’s history as we prepare to complete our Definitive Feasibility Study and move to commence our detailed engineering work on the mine and processing facility.