Ralph Rossouw appointed General Manager at Boliden Tara
BOLIDEN, Sweden -- January 16, 2013
Ralph Rossouw has been appointed General Manager of Boliden’s zinc mine Tara,
in Ireland. Ralph Rossouw has over 20 years’ experience in the international
mining industry and is a professionally registered Chartered Mining Engineer
in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa.
Mr. Rossouw’s most recent assignments were as Chief Executive Advisor of
Philex Mining Corporation in the Philippines, and CEO of Maple Minerals in
Canada. Ralph has also held senior technical, operational, project and
executive managerial positions with large mining corporations such as BHP
Billiton, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Goldfields and Placer Dome (Barrick).
“We are happy to have Ralph join the Boliden Group. His long experience in the
mining industry will be of great importance to the development of Boliden
Tara’s full potential,” says Jan Moström, President Boliden Mines.
The Boliden Tara underground mine is Europe’s largest zinc mine and was
acquired by Boliden in early 2004. Approximately 2.6 million tonnes of zinc
and lead ore are produced annually. The concentrates are supplied to both
Boliden’s own and external smelters. Being a high-cost operation, Boliden Tara
is focusing on improving its productivity and competitive position.
Boliden (TSX:BLS), (STO:BOL) is a metals company with a commitment to
sustainable development. Our roots are Nordic, but our business is global. The
company’s core competence is within the fields of exploration, mining,
smelting and metals recycling. Boliden has a total of approximately 4,400
employees and an annual turnover of approximately SEK 40 billion. Its shares
are listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, segment Large Cap, and on the Toronto
Stock Exchange in Canada. www.boliden.com
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