VANCOUVER, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Ronald Thiessen, Chairman of the Board of Taseko Mines Limited (TSX: TKO; NYSE Amex: TGB) ("Taseko" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Mundie to Taseko's Board of Directors.
Mr. Mundie, a Chartered Accountant in the Province of British Columbia, held a number of senior executive positions during a 25 year career with Cominco and Teck Cominco (now Teck Resources). In his roles with Teck, he was instrumental in developing strong business relationships with an international customer base composed of diverse economies such as India, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
As Director of Business Development for Cominco, he was responsible for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and as Vice President, Commercial for Teck Cominco, he was tasked with marketing mineral products throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Mr. Mundie was also the lead negotiator on the extension of the Northeast coal contracts for the Bullmoose and Quintette Mines and as well he was responsible for marketing the metallurgical coal production for the Elkview Mine, while production grew from 2.5 million to 6 million tonnes per annum prior to the formation of the Fording Income Trust of which Elkview became a key asset.
From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Mundie was Teck's Vice President, Asia Affairs and Chief Representative (China) where he was active in the global mining community and participated in several joint ventures to build stronger relationships with the Chinese government.
Ronald W. Thiessen Chairman
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SOURCE Taseko Mines Limited