Arizona Mining Inc., a Canadian mineral exploration company, has appointed Johnny Pappas to the position of Director of Environment and Permitting effective 1 January 2016.
Pappas has had a notable career in the field of environmental management and permitting. He recently held the position of Director of Environmental Affairs for Romarco Minerals Inc. where he was instrumental in directing the federal and state permitting of the Haile Gold Mine; the first gold mine permitted east of the Mississippi in the last 20 years. He was previously the Environmental Manager of the Climax Mine and was Permit Coordinator for Barrick's Cortez Gold Mines. In addition, he has held several Senior Environmental Engineer positions with Pacificorp, Plateau Mining and Santa Fe Pacific Gold.
Pappas is recognised as a leader in his field and has won numerous awards including: the 2003 "Best of the Best" Award – awarded by the Department of Interior's Office of Surface Mining in recognition for extraordinary personal commitment and outstanding contribution for the reclamation success at the Castle Gate Mine and the 2003 "Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation" Award.
Richard Warke, Chairman and CEO of Arizona Mining, commented: "We are very pleased to have someone with Johnny's expertise and recent permitting success join our team as we continue to advance the development of our Hermosa projects. He will bring in-depth practical experience to an area that is critical to the future development of these resources."
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs
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