Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (“Zenyatta” or “Company”) (TSXV : ZEN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth Stowe to the Board of Directors of Zenyatta. Mr. Stowe, a well-respected mining industry veteran with over 35 years of experience, obtained a mining engineering degree (B.Sc. & M.Sc.) from Queen’s University.
Ken was President and CEO of Northgate Minerals Corporation from 2001 until his retirement in 2011. He spent the initial 21 years of his career with Noranda Inc. in various corporate, operational, research and development roles. He has also held senior positions at Diamond Fields Resources Inc. and Westmin Resources Limited. In 2006 Ken received the prestigious award of Canadian Mineral Processor of the Year which recognizes an individual with great accomplishments and contributions in the field of mineral processing.
Mr. Stowe previously served as VP, Technology at Diamond Fields Resources, overseeing the feasibility study of the Voisey’s Bay nickel-copper deposit. Upon Voisey’s Bay’s acquisition by Inco, Mr. Stowe joined Westmin Resources as VP, Operations to startup the Lomas Bayas copper mine in Chile. He then joined Northgate and successfully turned around the struggling Kemess South copper-gold mine. Mr. Stowe led Kemess South to become one of the lowest cost gold mines in the world. Currently Ken is a Director of Hudbay Minerals and Alamos Gold.
Aubrey Eveleigh, President & CEO of Zenyatta commented, “We are very pleased to add a highly respected and accomplished mining executive of Ken Stowe’s caliber to Zenyatta’s Board. Ken is a creative leader with vision, backed by deep technical knowledge and hands-on experience. He will add considerable strength to our Board as we transition through metallurgical testing and a PEA to prepare for upcoming feasibility studies. The Company is fortunate to attract and include Ken in an existing, strong team of credible Directors, management and advisors. Mr. Stowe, who has a considerable network in the industry, will assist us in our efforts to meet business objectives and continually grow Zenyatta.”
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