Western Magnesium appoints Sauve as operations VP

Mar 17, 2020

2020-03-16 10:16 ET – News Release

Mr. Sam Ataya reports


Western Magnesium Corp. has appointed Paul Sauve as vice-president of operations.

Mr. Sauve brings with him over 15 years of experience in the mining industry, including senior positions with Teck Resources as senior project engineer and metallurgist. Based on his strong chemical engineering background, he has had extensive experience with diversified metals and mining companies, gaining valuable know-how in process development and optimization; fully integrated plant systems management; hydrometallurgical research facility operation that involved testing for metal recovery; and process engineering for full-scale studies and project execution; as well as modelling commercial-sized facilities for production.

As an innovative and versatile chemical/mine engineer, he has been recognized for his in-depth expertise in metallurgy — managing a dynamic and multifaceted hydrometallurgical research facility; shift metallurgist for an operating plant; flotation plant metallurgy; metallurgist for multiunit operation in a continuous pilot plant; and supervision of a hydrometallurgical research plant.

In addition to being a member of APEGBC, he comes with specialized skills in lab and filed-testing protocols, METSIM, Unisim, Visual Minteq and WHMIS. He holds a bachelor of applied science/chemical engineering degree from Lakehead University and a diploma of applied science/chemical science technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

“We are pleased that Mr. Sauve has joined the Western Magnesium team. His knowledge and expertise will be beneficial in the next phase of our buildout as we move forward with the goal of magnesium metal production,” said Sam Ataya, executive president and chief executive officer.

The company would also like to announce that Barrie Fraser has stepped down from his position as president and from the board of directors. The company thanks Mr. Fraser for his service and time on the board and wish him continued success going forward. Effective immediately, Mr. Ataya’s title will be executive president and chief executive officer.

About Western Magnesium Corp.

Western Magnesium’s goal is to be a low-cost producer of green, primary magnesium metal, a strategic commodity prized for its strength and lightweight qualities. Unlike outdated and costly production processes, Western Magnesium looks to use a continuous silicothermic process to produce magnesium, which significantly reduces manufacturing and energy costs relative to current methods and processes, while being environmentally friendly.

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