Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE:UEC) announced several appointments and a change to the Board of Directors. Harry Anthony, previously Chief Operating Officer and a director, is now Senior Advisor to the Company. Robert Underdown, previously Vice President of Production, was appointed Vice President of Production and Operations. Andy Kurrus, previously Chief Geologist and Texas Exploration Manager, has been appointed Vice President of Resource Development. Ronald Dildine was appointed as Regulatory Coordinator.
As quoted in the press release:
Robert Underdown, BSc, Vice President of Production & Operations
Mr. Underdown has been instrumental in bringing the Hobson processing facility and Palangana project through to production. He has held senior operational positions at ISR uranium mines in Texas since 1978, and has extensive experience designing, managing and reclaiming ISR uranium mines. Throughout his career, Mr. Underdown has worked with the regulatory agencies in Texas specifically pertaining to ISR uranium production, and this includes the responsibilities of managing hundreds of mine personnel and looking after their safety and that of the environment.
Andrew Kurrus, BSc, MSc, Vice President of Resource Development
Mr. Kurrus is a professional geologist specializing in the discovery of economic uranium deposits in South Texas. Mr. Kurrus has an impressive 35-year career in South Texas beginning with Intercontinental Energy Corp in 1978, followed by other notable uranium mining companies: Pioneer Nuclear, Tenneco, Malapai, Total, and Cogema. While at Cogema Mining (now Areva), and most recently at Mesteña Uranium LLC (owner of the operating Alta Mesa ISR uranium mine), he discovered previously unknown ore body extensions at existing ISR operations that contributed significantly to the economics of those projects.
Ronald Dildine, BSc, Regulatory Coordinator
Mr. Dildine is a professional hydrogeologist with seven years of field and regulatory experience. He has most recently served with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for more than five years as an Environmental Permit Specialist. He earlier served with the U.S. Geological Survey as a Hydrologic Technician.
Uranium Energy Corp President and CEO, Amir Adnani, said:
We enthusiastically welcome all four key personnel to their new titles and responsibilities with the Company. Harry Anthony has been an integral part of the team as UEC grew from a small private exploration company into an emerging uranium producer in the U.S. He will continue to play a vital role advising the production operations team. Bob Underdown, now Vice President of Production & Operations, has managed several ISR mines in South Texas and has played a key role in establishing the Company as a uranium producer. Andy Kurrus, now Vice President of Resource Development, has made a number of uranium discoveries in South Texas including our recently announced Burke Hollow Project. All of these appointments strengthen UEC and provide the Company with the expertise and energy to increase in-ground resources, advance permitting on multiple fronts and build-out our low-cost hub-and-spoke production strategy.