Ascendant Resources Inc. (TSX: ASND | OTCQB: ASDRF | FRA: 2D9) has appointed Mr. Val Coetzee as director of process engineering. Mr. Coetzee will work with the rest of the technical team to enhance the delivery of the Lagoa Salgada project to optimize the process flow sheet as the company moves towards project development.
Mark Brennan, executive chairman, commented, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Val to the technical team at Ascendant. Val brings significant experience in design, metallurgy, and process optimization which add significantly to the technical capabilities of Ascendant as we aim to optimize the process design and flow sheet for the Lagoa Salgada project as we move the project to towards a final development decision.”
Mr. Coetzee is a senior process engineering professional with over 25 years of experience in process engineering design, operational management, metallurgical analysis, risk analysis, economic valuation, and executive leadership within the global mining industry.
For the past decade, Mr. Coetzee has been at DRA Global rising to the role of senior vice president for process engineering. Mr. Coetzee played a vital role in the success of various projects and studies across a broad range of commodities and locations globally. Prior to this Mr. Coetzee worked at Impala Platinum and De Beers Consolidated as a metallurgist and technical manager, overseeing new greenfield projects.
Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and a Master of Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Mr. Coetzee has experience in a diverse range of commodities, including PGMs, gold, uranium, copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, lithium, manganese, chrome, nickel, magnesium, iron ore and diamonds, with expertise in mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, and pyrometallurgy.
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