Great Panther Mining Strengthens Team with Technical and Exploration Expertise
VANCOUVER, July 23, 2019 /CNW/ - GREAT PANTHER MINING LIMITED (TSX: GPR; NYSE American: GPL) ("Great Panther", the "Company") is pleased to report the appointments of Fernando Cornejo as Vice President of Projects & Technical Services and Marcelo Batelochi as Director of Exploration, Brazil.
Mr. Cornejo brings 20 years of mining industry experience in executive and senior leadership roles. Before joining Great Panther, he served as Vice President, Projects & Technical Services for Aura Minerals Inc. Prior to his role at Aura, he held senior leadership roles with Jacobs Engineering and the SGS Group in Canada, Peru and Mexico. He holds a master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Nacional de San Agustin Perú, a master certificate in project management from York University, and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Fernando is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Mr. Batelochi has 25 years of experience in geology and mineral exploration in Brazil, including twelve years with Rio Tinto, six years with Ferrous Resources, and four years with Vale. He has served as the Qualified Person on many mining projects in Latin America and has authored numerous NI 43-101 and JORC compliant technical reports. Marcelo holds a bachelor's degree in geology from the School of Geology at UNESP (São Paulo State University), is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and has been qualified as a Chartered Professional of Geology and Mineral Resources (Competent Person AusIMM) since 1999. Mr. Batelochi was engaged as a consultant shortly after closing the Tucano acquisition and is transitioning to a permanent member of Great Panther's team.
"I am excited to welcome Fernando and Marcelo to the Great Panther team," stated James Bannantine, President & CEO. "Fernando's strong technical expertise and operating experience will help us execute on numerous continuous improvement and optimization projects identified for the Tucano Gold Mine, while Marcelo will be instrumental in advancing our exploration efforts for the highly prospective Tucano property. Their addition to the Great Panther team strengthens our ability to unlock the tremendous potential of Tucano."
ABOUT GREAT PANTHER
Great Panther Mining Limited is an intermediate gold and silver mining and exploration company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange trading under the symbol GPR, and on the NYSE American under the symbol GPL. Great Panther operates three mines including the Tucano Gold Mine in Amapá State, Brazil, and two primary silver mines in Mexico: the Guanajuato Mine Complex and the Topia Mine. Great Panther also owns the Coricancha Mine in Peru, which is expected to restart operations in 2020.
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