Bacanora Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:BCN) appointed Guy Walker and Martin Fernando Vidal Torres to its Board of Directors. Martin Vidal has also been appointed as President of the Company and Shane Shircliff has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Paul Conroy has resigned as President and CEO, and has been appointed to the newly created office of Vice President, Special Projects.
As quoted in the press release:
Martin Fernando Vidal Torres has served as the Vice President, Exploration – Mexico for Bacanora since January 2011. He currently serves as General Manager of Minerales Industriales Tubutama S.A. de C.V. and Minera Sonora Borax S.A. de C.V., two fully-owned Mexican subsidiaries of Bacanora and the operating vehicles for the development of the Company’s projects owned in Mexico. Mr. Vidal started his career as geologist with the US Borax exploration team and has years of experience working in Northern Mexico, particularly in the project areas that Bacanora are now developing. His experience includes almost 20 years of working with the multinational company Rio Tinto in the exploration of industrial minerals in several countries in America, occupying different technical and managerial positions.
Guy Walker is a highly accomplished director and senior investment management executive with over 20 years financial markets experience. He currently sits on the boards of several mining companies at different stages of development including Metals Exploration plc (an AIM listed gold development company, whose project is in the Philippines), Mineral Commodities Limited (an ASX listed mineral sands pre-production company with projects in South Africa) and ENK plc. (a Nickel mining company with a mining project in the Philippines). Mr. Walker has extensive experience in capital raising through both traditional banks and alternative lenders.
Shane Shircliff is the Chief Operating Officer of Westcore Energy Ltd. (a mining/energy exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange) and President and Chief Executive Officer of Kenna Resources Corp. (a mining/energy exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange) and is a director of Ituna Capital Corp. (a capital pool company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange). Mr. Shircliff is the founder of Clinworth Management Corp., which provides management and corporate development services in the junior resource industry. Mr. Shircliff was previously employed with Cameco Corporation as Director of Corporate Development and Power Generation, where he was responsible for growing the company’s uranium business through merger and acquisition activities and led project teams on deals valued at over $1.0 billion. From 1998 to 2011, Mr. Shircliff held various increasingly senior roles within Cameco’s marketing and corporate development groups. Before joining Cameco, Mr. Shircliff was a commercial account manager with the Hong Kong Bank of Canada.
Bacanora Minerals Ltd. Vice President, Special Projects, Paul Conroy, said:
We are privileged to add these two new directors to our board and to further strengthen our management and operational group with these new management changes. With Mr. Walker’s vast international mining experience and Mr. Vidal’s intimate knowledge of our company’s projects and operations our board stands to be further ameliorated by their participation. Further, Mr. Shircliff’s substantial industry experience and Mr. Vidal’s onsite operational prowess are expected to take our management group to the next level in our continuing growth and development towards mining production operations. The board also wishes to express its sincere appreciation and gratitude to Raymond Hodgkinson for his years of faithful service and exemplary efforts in stewarding Bacanora through its formative years. We look forward to a continuing relationship with Mr. Hodgkinson in his role as an advisor and consultant.