TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2020 /CNW/ - Nickel Creek Platinum Corp.
("Nickel Creek" or the "Company") is pleased to announce
that Stuart Harshaw, P. Eng., MBA, has joined the Company as
President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board
Mr. Harshaw has over 30 years' experience in the production and
marketing of nickel products worldwide, including his roles as the
Vice President of Marketing and Operations for Asia Pacific and Vice President, Ontario
Operations for Vale S.A. ("Vale") until 2017.
Mr. Harshaw established a record of success over a 28-year
career at Vale and its predecessor firm Inco Limited, occupying
senior leadership roles in operations, marketing and corporate
strategy. He was responsible for creating and managing annual
budgets of greater than $1.0 billion
and for managing external relations with provincial and municipal
governments and First Nations. Before serving as Vice
President Operations at Vale's Sudbury complex, Mr. Harshaw acted as Vice
President Marketing and Operations in Vale's Asia Pacific division, where he was
responsible for nickel refineries in Japan, China
and Taiwan and for marketing
Vale's nickel products to the stainless steel, specialty alloy and
battery industries. Currently, he also serves on boards of several
publicly held companies involved in mineral exploration and
development. Mr. Harshaw obtained his MBA from Laurentian University (where he currently serves on
the Board of Governors) and a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical
Engineering from Queen's University.
Mr. Harshaw stated, "I'm excited to join Nickel Creek and I
look forward to working with the team to capitalize on the growing
demand for nickel and PGMs and create value for shareholders."
Concurrent with Mr. Harshaw joining the Company, Ms.
Heather White has resigned from the
Company as its Chief Operating Officer and has agreed to continue
her work for the Company as a consultant reporting to Mike Sylvestre as Chair of the Technical,
Environmental, Health and Safety ("TEHS") committee of the Board of
Myron Manternach, Chairman
of Nickel Creek, stated, "The Nickel Creek team is very
enthusiastic about working with Stuart, and we believe his
experience and skills are ideally suited to moving the Company
forward. Stuart has extensive experience in the development and
management of major nickel operations, including the marketing of
nickel products to global consumers in the stainless steel and
battery markets. The Nickel Creek team looks forward to continue
working closely with Heather while giving her the flexibility to
pursue additional professional opportunities."
The Board of Directors would like to thank Mr. Manternach for
his leadership as Interim President.
About Nickel Creek Platinum Corp.
Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. (TSX: NCP; OTCQB: NCPCF) is a
Canadian mining exploration and development company and its
flagship asset is its 100%-owned Nickel Shäw Project (the
"Project"). The Project is a large undeveloped nickel sulphide
project which contains appreciable amounts of copper, cobalt and
platinum group metals ("PGMs"). The Project is contained within the
Company's contiguous mineral claims package covering approximately
147 square kilometres. The Project is located in the Yukon Territory, a favourable mining
jurisdiction, and it has exceptional access to infrastructure,
including the paved Alaska Highway
which provides year-round access to deep-sea shipping ports in
southern Alaska. Our vision is to
create value for our shareholders and become a leading North
American producer of nickel, copper, cobalt and PGMs.
SOURCE Nickel Creek Platinum Corp.