McEwen Mining Inc (NYSE:MUX) has announced that it appointed Donald Brown as its new Senior Vice President of projects.

The new senior VP is expected to join the company officially and take up his role on August 29 this year. McEwen Mining appointed Brown because the firm believes he is well suited for the position. Brown has a strong track record of turning over strong results courtesy of his previous leadership positions and overall work experience. Brown is expected to be at the helm so that he can guide the firm towards future development and advancing its portfolio of global assets.

McEwen Mining’s portfolio includes the El Gallo Silver project in Mexico and the Los Azules copper project in Argentina. The new senior VP will also assist the company’s current team with continued development of the Gold Bar project located in Nevada. Brown is a skilled mining professional and has previously held leadership roles in the industry. Prior to his new position, Brown was the Construction Manager at Bechtel Mines and Metals. He was also the Vice President of Projects at Glencore International PLC, St. Helier (OTCMKTS:GLCNF).

Brown has handled numerous large-scale mining projects in all the stages of operations, feasibility and development. Some of those projects include Las Bambas, Antamina, and Antapaccay in Peru. He has also worked at El Pachon in Argentina. Brown is a Registered Mine Manager and a Chartered Professional Engineer in Australia. He holds a Masters of Science in Mining Engineering and Rock Mechanics from the Newcastle University.

McEwen Chairman and chief owner Rob McEwen released a statement saying that his firm is pleased to have Brown on Board as part of the team. The chairman also pointed out that Donald has a lot to offer to the firm given that he has amassed a lot of experience in complex and large precious base metal projects on an international scale. The company believes that his skills will be vital towards leverage organic growth from the firm’s extensive portfolio.

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