Montreal, Québec – Strategic Resources Inc. (TSXV:SR) (the “Company” or “Strategic”) announces that Simon Wandke has joined Strategic Resources as the Company works on its funding package for the BlackRock project. As Senior Advisor, Mr. Wandke will provide guidance on the strategic direction to the future expansion of the BlackRock Project as the iron and steel industry transitions towards Green Steel opportunities.
Most recently, Mr. Wandke was Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Mining, the world’s leading steel company with the fifth largest iron ore business globally. During his tenure, Mr. Wandke played a key role in helping to drive the mining division forward to the next stage of its development as one of the largest global producers of iron ore, coking coal and other minerals. Mr. Wandke has over 40 years’ experience in the mining and minerals industry, holding senior management, strategy and commercial positions internationally with a particular focus on the development of greenfield and brownfield projects, designing and implementing major change and effective commercial strategies, strategic marketing, risk management and ESG.
Sean Cleary, Chairman & CEO commented: “The BlackRock Project sets the stage for Strategic Resources to become a significant supplier of important critical minerals and high purity iron products for the steel and foundry industries. The BlackRock Project is closely linked with government onshoring strategies, critical minerals supply including battery metals and steel production, as well as the movement to significantly reduce GHG emissions. Simon Wandke has invested much of his career into understanding and managing important strategic issues across the iron, steel and ferroalloys industries with demonstrated success and accordingly, his input and guidance into the future of the BlackRock Project and other corporate opportunities for Strategic Resources will be of great value to all stakeholders.”
Simon Wandke commented: “The Company has significant commercial alternatives worth pursuing and I believe that my experience and track record are well suited to advising Strategic Resources at this pivotal phase as it develops the BlackRock Project into a commercial success.”
About Strategic Resources
Strategic Resources Inc. (TSXV:SR) is a critical mineral exploration and development company focused on high-purity iron and vanadium projects in Canada and Finland. The Company is developing its flagship BlackRock Project, which is a fully permitted and ready to construct mine, concentrator and metallurgical facility located at a seaport in Québec with full access to the St. Lawrence Seaway. The Company’s Head Office is in Montreal, Quebec.
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