Belo Sun Mining Corp. TSX : BSX
August 09, 2012 16:30 ET
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 9, 2012) - Belo Sun Mining Corp. (TSX:BSX) (the "Company" or "Belo Sun") is pleased to announce the addition of three new key individuals to its management team: Ian Pritchard, who has been appointed as the Company's Chief Operating Officer, Joaquim Alvarenga who has been engaged as General Manager of Operations Brazil and Donald W. Clarke who has been engaged as an Advisor to Belo Sun.
"Each of Mr. Pritchard, Mr. Alvarenga and Mr. Clarke brings a wealth of experience to their respective positions with the Company," stated Mark Eaton, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "We are very excited that Belo Sun will benefit from their leadership and expertise as the Company proceeds into its key engineering stage."
Mr. Pritchard is a professional with over 20 years of experience in project and operations management in the mining industry both in North America as well as internationally, including, in particular, Brazil. Mr. Pritchard's mining experience includes the management of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, engineering, procurement and construction management projects. He has held senior executive positions at various organizations worldwide including SNC-Lavalin and De Beers Canada.
Mr. Alvarenga is a professional mining engineer with over 15 years of experience in mine operations, project management and engineering in Brazil. He has held senior positions with companies such as Alcoa Inc, Yamana Gold Inc. and Anglo American plc.
Mr. Clarke is a professional mining engineer with more than 30 years of experience in project and operations management both in North America and internationally, including over 18 years of experience in Brazil as director of construction and project manager in all aspects of operations and design for mineral plants. He has executive and advisory positions with various organizations including Yamana Gold Inc.
About the Company
Belo Sun Mining Corp. is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company with a portfolio of properties focused on gold in Brazil. Belo Sun's primary focus is on advancing and expanding its 100% owned Volta Grande Gold Project, located in Para State. Belo Sun trades on the TSX under the symbol "BSX". For more information about Belo Sun please visit www.belosun.com.