Monday, July 30th, 2007
Antares Minerals Inc. announces the appointment of Robert D. Wunder as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective August 1, 2007, subject to regulatory approval. Mr. Wunder has more than 30 years of operating, engineering, and project development experience in largescale gold and copper projects and mines. Most recently he was Vice-President Operations for a world-class gold and copper development project based in South America. In the past, Mr. Wunder served as the Vice President of Operations for Minera Escondida Ltda., Chile, the worldâ€™s largest copper operation, where he directed all company activities in Northern Chile including operations, finance, human resources, environment, safety, and external affairs.
Mr. Wunderâ€™s other industry positions also include General Director for Assarel-Medet JCS (a European copper mining company with over 1,200 employees), Senior Vice President Project Development for Echo Bay Mines Ltd., and Mine Operations Superintendent at the Bingham Canyon mine in Utah.
Mr Wunder will assume responsibility for coordinating exploration, feasibility, and development programs for Antares Minerals as well as assisting Mr. John Black, President/CEO, in communicating with Antares shareholders, investors, and clients. He holds a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a M.B.A. from the University of Utah. He has lived for extended periods of time in several South American countries and is comfortable working in Spanish-speaking environments.
John Black, President and CEO, stated, “We are very pleased that Mr. Wunder is joining Antares Minerals. His considerable leadership and management skills in both project development and operations, for large- and small-mine environments, are a perfect complement to Antaresâ€™ excellent geological exploration team. His unique combination of international development and operations experience in gold and copper is ideally suited to help maximize the value of our Haquira and Rio Grande projects.â€