Canada’s Alliance Magnesium Inc. has announced significant appointments to its Board of Directors, welcoming MM. Jean-Pierre Gilardeau and Normand Bergeron as directors of the company, and appointing Mr. Michel G. Gagnon AMI's director for several years, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Jean-Pierre Gilardeau, Engineer, has been a senior executive of Alcoa Inc. for nearly 20 years, serving as Vice-President Operations and President of Alcoa Canada, President of Alcoa North America and Vice-President of Alcoa Inc.
Normand Bergeron has 35+ years of experience in the public domain and management of major projects, notably as Deputy Minister in the Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife, President of the Agence des Partenariats Public-Privé, President of Infrastructure Quebec and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Quebec Aluminum Cluster.
Michel G. Gagnon, has held the position of Vice President of Finance and Business Development at Aluminerie Alouette, one of the largest aluminum smelters in the world. He is a specialist of corporate governance and sits on the board of several private and public companies.
"AMI is honored to welcome these exceptional managers to its Board of Directors," commented Dr. Joël Fournier, Chief Executive Officer of the company. "Their reputation, experience and network of contacts among the most important players in the natural resources, metals and energy industry will contribute significantly to the development of AMI's business and the recognition of its economic, environmental and social potential,” Dr. Fournier said.
Alliance Magnesium is a privately-owned Canadian company (based in Brossard, Quebec) dedicated to the production of magnesium metal and other high value minerals from serpentine rock (which contains an average of 25% magnesium metal). Alliance utilizes a technology and process which the company says is cheaper and cleaner than current production methods used by other magnesium producers worldwide. The Alliance process is an alternative to the thermal process, largely used in China, and one of the main CO2 emission sources in the world. Alliance has elaborated a three-step development program to reach a 50,000-metric ton production of magnesium metal by 2019.
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