Kodiak Appoints Brian Maher Vice President, Exploration
Kodiak Exploration Limited (TSX VENTURE: KXL) is pleased to announce that Brian Maher has joined the Company as its Vice-President, Exploration.
Mr. Brian Maher is an economic geologist with over 27 years of experience in the international mining and exploration industry, during which time he has been part of several successful discoveries. He received his B.A. (Geology) from California State University in 1980 and his M.Sc. (Economic Geology) from Colorado State University in 1983. Mr. Maher is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists and the author of numerous publications on economic geology.
In 1982, Mr. Maher began a 16-year career with ASARCO Inc., where he initiated, designed and supervised exploration programs for gold and copper deposits in a variety of geologic environments throughout North and South America, resulting in the discovery of significant gold and base metal resources.
From 1998 through 2002, Mr. Maher operated a successful geologic consulting business with an emphasis on geologic modeling, resource estimation and business planning. Between 2002 and 2004 Mr. Maher was Project Manager at an underground gold mine in Nevada, supervising underground and surface exploration. In the course of that project he came to the attention of Hochschild Mining PLC, a Peruvian based mining company which was privately owned when Brian was asked to join it in 2005, but recently went public on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
Brian’s responsibilities at Hochschild, where he served as Exploration Manager for the US, Canada and Mexico prior to joining Kodiak, included supervision of exploration and mine development programs, economic analysis of acquisition candidates and development of new corporate strategies.
Mr. Maher will assume overall responsibility for management, supervision and direction of Kodiak’s exploration activities and geological team on a full-time basis. In addition, he will be actively involved in identifying advanced exploration projects and evaluating their economic potential as possible acquisition targets for Kodiak. As part of his compensation package, Brian will be granted incentive stock options to purchase up to 500,000 shares of the Company at the price of 0.93 per share.
“Kodiak is extremely pleased that an economic geologist of Brian’s calibre has joined its team,” said the company’s President, Bill Chornobay. “His confidence in the potential of our current nickel, gold and uranium projects, and his belief in our strategy of growth through the acquisition of undervalued mineral assets will further our plans to build Kodiak into a major player in the mineral exploration business.”
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