International Northair Mines Appoints Thomas Burkhart to the Board of Directors Announces the Creation of an Advisory Board to Advance La Cigarra Project
International Northair Mines Ltd. (TSXV: INM) (the "Company" or "Northair") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Thomas Burkhart to the Company's Board of Directors.
Mr. Burkhart is currently the Vice President of Exploration for Argonaut Gold Inc, a mid--tier gold producer with mineral properties located in Mexico. He possesses over 30 years of exploration and project management experience in Mexico, South and Central America, Canada, Alaska, Australia and the Western US. Mr. Burkhart graduated with a B.Sc. in Geology in 1979 from the University of Nevada.
"Northair is very pleased to have Tom join its Board" said Fred Hewett, President & CEO of Northair. "His broad geological experience world-wide and particularly his extensive knowledge of Mexico makes him a valuable addition to the Company. We welcome Mr. Burkhart and look forward to his valued input as the newest member of the Board."
Newly Created Advisory Board
Due to the success of the La Cigarra silver project, Northair has created an Advisory Board to assist in advancing the property. Bruce McLeod, who is stepping down as a director of Northair to devote more time to his new role as President and CEO of Mercator Minerals Ltd., has agreed to serve on the Advisory Board along with Mr. Jeff Stibbard, the Founder and President of JDS Energy & Mining Inc.
Mr. Stibbard is a Mining Engineer with expertise in mine design, construction and operations. His firm, JDS Energy & Mining Inc., currently provides a range of engineering services to mining companies world-wide. Mr. Stibbard has served or continues to serve as a Technical Advisor to numerous mining companies including: Capstone Mining Corp. (formerly Sherwood Copper Corp.), Stornoway Diamond Corp., Creston Moly Corp. and Mega Moly Inc. His extensive experience includes: Mining Manager at the BHP Ekati Diamond Mine and General Manager of Mining, Albian Sands Energy Inc., where he was accountable for leading the design, construction and operation of the 450,000 tpd Muskeg River Oilsand Mine and Tailings Dyke. Prior to Albian Sands, he was an original founding member of Western Oil Sands Inc., and a partner in the development of the Shell Muskeg River Mine. Mr. Stibbard graduated with a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering, from the Montana School of Mines in 1987.
Bruce McLeod is a Mining Engineer with 25 years experience in the mining exploration and development business. Mr. McLeod primarily focuses on project development, strategic planning and financing activities. He has recently led the combination of Mercator Minerals Ltd. and Creston Moly Corp. creating a strong intermediate base metals company with a producing copper mine in Arizona and significant copper and molybdenum projects in Mexico. Mr. McLeod has served the Northair Board since 1992 and the Company greatly appreciates his contributions over the years and looks forward to his further valuable input.
"Northair is very fortunate to have both Bruce and Jeff serve on its Advisory Board" said Fred Hewett. "Their combined experience in project development makes them very valuable additions as Northair advances its La Cigarra silver project."
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD,
INTERNATIONAL NORTHAIR MINES LTD.
"Fred G. Hewett"
Fred G. Hewett, P.Eng.
President & CEO
For further information please contact Fred Hewett, President or Chris Curran, Investor Relations
at 604-687-7545 or 1-888-338-2200
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