Western Copper and Gold Corporation (TSX:WRN, NYSEMKT:WRN) announced that Mr. Dale Corman, who has been Western’s Chief Executive Officer since 2006, has been appointed Executive Chairman and that Dr. Paul West-Sells has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer.
Western Copper and Gold Corporation (TSX:WRN, NYSEMKT:WRN) announced that Mr. Dale Corman, who has been Western’s Chief Executive Officer since 2006, has been appointed Executive Chairman and that Dr. Paul West-Sells has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. These changes are part of standard succession planning and Mr. Corman will continue to be actively engaged in the development and oversight of the Company. The changes will be effective February 1, 2016.
As quoted in the press release:
Over the last 50 years, Mr. Corman has successfully led the development of several publicly listed companies in Canada and the United States. He has extensive expertise in mineral and geothermal exploration and development, property evaluation and acquisition, project financing, and corporate management. Among his many significant contributions, Mr. Corman was instrumental in the development and success of Western Silver Corporation, which was acquired by Glamis Gold Corporation for $1.6 billion in 2006.
Dr. West-Sells has over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry. After obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Metallurgical Engineering, he worked with BHP, Placer Dome, and Barrick in increasingly senior roles in Research and Development and Project Development. Dr. West-Sells has worked for Western since 2006, where he has held a number of technical and executive positions, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer since 2010.
Western Copper and Gold Corporation CEO, Dale Corman, stated:
Having worked closely with Paul over the past 9 years, I have full confidence that he will successfully lead the team that will take Western and its principal project, the Casino copper-gold deposit in the Yukon, to the next level. In all my years in the mining industry, I have not been involved with a project more robust than Casino. Even in this downturn of the commodity cycle, Casino remains a great development opportunity that is expected to contribute $3.1 billion in tax and mining royalty revenue for Yukon, Canada, and First Nations.