Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX:NCU) appointed Timothy Arnold as Vice President of Operations and Greg French as Vice President of Exploration and Project Development. The Company also added several senior individuals to its technical team, including a Senior Project Engineer, Chief Underground Engineer and a Project Controls Manager.
As quoted in the press release:
Mr. Arnold is a Registered Professional Mining Engineer with more than 30 years of experience in mine engineering, underground and open-pit mine operations, project development, planning and permitting. Mr. Arnold’s past experience includes being the General Manager at the Mt. Hope and Liberty molybdenum projects for General Moly, Inc. in Nevada primarily responsible for building the Mt. Hope operating team, developing operating systems, processes and policies, coordinating the transition to start-up, and managing local stakeholder relationships. Prior to that Mr. Arnold was Vice President and General Manager of Coeur d’Alene Mines where he managed the Kensington Gold Mine project. Mr. Arnold also held the position of Vice President and General Manager at the Coeur Rochester mine, a silver/gold open pit operation in Nevada. During his tenure at the Rochester mine, it was ranked as one of safest medium-sized mines in Nevada by the Nevada Mining Association. Mr. Arnold’s other roles included General Manager of the Hecla Lucky Friday mine, Mine Superintendent of Barrick’s Bullfrog mine and Senior Underground Operations Engineer with Independence Mining. Mr. Arnold holds directorships and affiliations with the Nevada Mining Association and Society of Mining, Metallurgical, and Exploration Engineers.
Nevada Copper Corp. President and CEO, Giulio Bonifacio, said:
We are extremely pleased to have attracted such high calibre professionals to join our team. After conducting an extensive search, the addition of Mr. Arnold and senior project personnel will bring a wealth of experience that will be of great value to Nevada Copper as we advance Pumpkin Hollow to production in 2015.