TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – June 20, 2016) – Great Lakes Graphite Inc. (“GLK” or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE:GLK)(OTC PINK:GLKIF)(FRANKFURT:8GL) today announces the appointment of Ted Luczak as General Manager for the Company’s operations at the Matheson Micronization Facility. Mr. Luczak worked for several years in various capacities at the Kidd Creek metallurgical facility in Timmins, Ontario for Xstrata Copper and Falconbridge Limited.
As a professional licensed electrician technician, Ted has extensive experience installing, testing, operating and maintaining industrial equipment. In addition to Journeyman Electrician, Ted has also served as Controller, Project Controller and Engineering Planner. Ted also has been certified or received training in areas including Health & Safety, Leadership Development, Document Control and First Aid.
Great Lakes Graphite CEO Paul Gorman said, “We are thrilled to have Ted Luczak join our team as General Manager. As a lifelong resident of northern Ontario, Ted is enthusiastic about coming on board and helping to establish a new business here. Ted brings the right background and a broad set of skills, all of which are vital to initiating our manufacturing capability and fostering a safe, efficient and highly productive work environment.”
July Startup Seen for Matheson Micronization Facility
The recent availability of electrical power at the facility enabled the project team lead by D.E.N.M. Engineering to complete the testing of all remaining flowsheet components. Final refurbishment work that is required prior to the initiation of commissioning of one or more micronization circuits is underway. The Company expects to provide additional information on progress at Matheson over the coming weeks.
Photographs of the work in progress can been seen on the company website: http://bit.ly/1UzWrhl
About Great Lakes Graphite: Great Lakes Graphite Inc. is an industrial minerals company focussed on bringing value-added carbon products to a well-defined market.
The Company is party to an agreement for shared use of a portion of an industrial facility located in Matheson, Ontario owned by Northfil Resources Limited, as well as for supply of high quality natural graphite concentrate (see news release dated 03/23/15), which have positioned Great Lakes Graphite to become an emerging domestic manufacturer and supplier of micronized products to a growing regional customer base where pricing and demand continue to rise.
Further information regarding Great Lakes can be found on the Company’s website at: www.GreatLakesGraphite.com.
Great Lakes Graphite trades with symbol GLK on the TSX Venture Exchange and currently has 109,695,978 shares outstanding.
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