Graphite Veteran Joins as Head of Project Development and as a member of the Board of Directorsadmin
February 24, 2014 – VANCOUVER, Canada – Alabama Graphite Corp. (the "Company") (CSE: ALP) (OTC: ABGPF) (FRANKFURT: A1G.F WKN: A1J35M) (ISIN# CA0102931080) is pleased to announce that Richard R. Keevil has joined the Company as Vice President of Project Development and as a member of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Keevil, a professional geologist and a Qualified Person, brings over thirty years of mining experience to the Company. He has been an exploration/technical consultant to a variety of companies in the graphite industry. He has spent twenty plus years in the area of graphite exploration, metallurgical analysis and project development. Until recently he played a strategic role in the re-development of the Kearney Mine at Ontario Graphite Ltd., formerly Cal Graphite. His mandate at Ontario Graphite included geophysics, geology, petrology, and was the on-site geologist for the recent 10,000+ ft. drilling program. He has also spent time as a consultant performing petrology and microscopic analysis with Northern Graphite and Vince Sheehan Claims. Early in his career, he was a lands and mineral specialist for the Ontario Government at the Ministry of Natural Resources and a staff geologist at the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, during the production years of Cal Graphite.
"We are delighted to welcome Mr. Rick Keevil to our organization", said Ron S. Roda, President of the Company. "Mr. Keevil’s intimate knowledge of graphite exploration, metallurgical analysis and bringing graphite projects into production will be an invaluable addition to the management team of the Company as we further the development of The Coosa Graphite Project in Coosa County, Alabama and start work on The Hearst Graphite Property in Northern Ontario. In conjunction with Mr. Jean Depatie, our Chairman, the Company now has two of the foremost graphite experts advising and directing the exploration team."
Mr. Keevil obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Geology from the University of Western Ontario and Bachelor of Education in Geology from the University of Toronto.
About Alabama Graphite:
Alabama Graphite Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alabama Graphite Company, Inc., is a graphite exploration and development company whose flagship project "The Coosa Graphite Project" in Coosa County, Alabama is located in an area with significant historical production of crystalline flake graphite. The Company published an inaugural NI 43-101 in September of 2013. With the recent closing of a CAD$2,100,000 financing, the Company will focus efforts on continuing to define the footprint of "The Coosa Graphite Project" and to start work on the 100% owned "Hearst Graphite Property" in Northern Ontario. For further information and updates on the Company, please visit www.alabamagraphite.com.
ALABAMA GRAPHITE CORP.
Ron S. Roda, President
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Posted: February 24th, 2014 under ACCESSWIRE.