Energizer Resources Inc. (TSX:EGZ,OTCQX:ENZR,FWB:YE5) appointed Mr. V. Peter Harder as Chairman of the Board and Mr. Richard E. Schler as Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
As quoted in the press release:
Energizer is transitioning from a junior exploration company to a mine development company, and these appointments demonstrate the Company’s continued commitment to its strategic plan, which is to further strengthen and enhance its operating and mine development capabilities as it aggressively advances its flagship Molo Graphite Project in Southern Madagascar to a potential world-class mine.
Mr. Harder has been a director of the Energizer since July 2009. Mr. Harder is Senior Policy Advisor to the international law firm Dentons Canada LLP. Mr. Harder possesses a wealth of expertise in public policy as a result of his involvement at the centre of government decision making for over thirty years. Prior to joining Dentons, Mr. Harder was a long serving Deputy Minister in the Government of Canada. First appointed a Deputy Minister in 1991, he served as the most senior public servant in a number of federal departments, including Industry and Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Mr. Harder also serves on the Boards of Power Financial Corporation, IGM Financial Corporation, Magna International Inc., and Northland Power. In 2008, Mr. Harder was elected the President of the Canada China Business Council (CCBC).
Mr. Schler has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President since September 2012 and has worked for the Company and served as a director since April 2006. Prior to being appointed Executive Vice President, Mr. Schler held numerous positions including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Energizer, Mr. Schler held various senior management positions with noted corporations in the manufacturing sector. Mr. Schler holds an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) from Western University and has a background in Mechanical Engineering. With over 30 years of financial management, engineering and business operations experience, Mr. Schler’s unique skill set will allow the Company to continue the advancement of the Molo Graphite Project and help to realize Energizer’s potential capability to be a low cost, vertically integrated producer of value-added graphite products.