Sheffield Resources - Appointment of Marketing Manager
Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources (ASX:SFX) has appointed Neil Patten-Williams as Marketing Manager as it moves its world-class Thunderbird project in north-west Western Australia towards production. Mr Patten-Williams is a highly respected marketing executive in the mineral sands industry, having previously worked as Sales and Marketing Manager for established producer Doral Minerals.
Sheffield Resources Limited (ASX:SFX) (“Sheffield”, “the Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Neil Patten-Williams to the role of Marketing Manager, further strengthening the Company’s management team as it moves the world-class Thunderbird mineral sands project in Western Australia’s north towards production.
Mr Patten-Williams is a professional with over 18 years’ experience in the resources industry, including five years as Sales and Marketing Manager for established mineral sands producer Doral Group, where he was responsible for marketing, logistics and sales globally. Mr Patten-Williams has a strong background in zircon and titanium mineral products. Prior to his appointment as Sales and Marketing Manager at Doral, he was Operations Manager of the Doral Fused Materials Plant in WA for five years and also spent five years as the company’s Zirconia Operations Manager.
Sheffield Managing Director Bruce McFadzean said: “Neil is a highly respected marketing executive in the mineral sands industry with a strong background in marketing a variety of mineral sands products, particularly the range of zircon and titanium products that will be produced at Thunderbird. He is a metallurgist with hands-on operations experience from his considerable time as an operations manager. His unique commercial and marketing skills will be a major asset to the Sheffield team”.
“This appointment brings additional strength and experience to Sheffield’s management team as we work towards achieving our key 2016 targets of funding and offtake agreements. It is the final appointment required to complete the executive team during the bankable feasibility study period and we look forward to the contribution Neil will make as a result of his broad product knowledge and market understanding throughout Europe and Asia.”
Mr Patten-Williams’ appointment is effective 23 May 2016 and his remuneration package includes a portion of salary replacement equity and other incentive equity components which are summarised in Annexure A, and which have applied to all recent executive appointments at Sheffield.