Firestone Ventures (TSXV:FV) announced the appointment of Cominco Ltd’s former director of market research, Mr. Edward (Ted) Yates, to its strategic advisory committee. Mr. Yates is a leading expert in the zinc markets.
Firestone Ventures (TSXV:FV) announced the appointment of Cominco Ltd’s former director of market research, Mr. Edward (Ted) Yates, to its strategic advisory committee.
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Mr. Yates joined Cominco Ltd. after graduating from Cornell University in Metallurgical Engineering. He was Chairman of Cominco’s Mine Supply Committee (Zinc and Lead) for 14 years, spent 11 years on the Council of World Bureau of Metal Statistics, 7 years as an Industry Advisor to the International Nickel Study Group, and 8 years as a member of the Industry Advisory Panel of the International Lead and Zinc study group. Mr. Yates retired from the position of Director, Market Research after spending 40 years working for Cominco Ltd. In 1993 he received the Robert Elver Award for Mineral Economics from the CIM – “In recognition of his outstanding contributions in furthering the understanding of mineral economics, particularly in the areas of mineral exploration and metal markets.” Mr Yates is now president of his own consulting firm, Yates Mineral Consultants Inc. having a focus on base metals. He has consulted for both major and junior mining companies.