Baja Mining Corp. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. C. Thomas Ogryzlo as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Baja effective immediately.
Mr. Ogryzlo has been a director of Baja since 2005 and also chairs Baja’s independent Compensation Committee. Mr. Ogryzlo has over thirty five years of experience in the mining industry in development, financing, engineering and design, construction and operations in many parts of the world. Mr. Ogryzlo holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Mr. Ogryzlo has been President of several well-known mining and engineering companies, including, Triton Mining Corporation, Black Hawk Mining, and Kilborn SNC-Lavalin. Prior to these positions, he directed process development work for Hanna Mining, initially as project manager and subsequently as President and General Manager for the Cerro Matoso ferro-nickel project in Columbia where he was instrumental in the organizing of a US$450 million financing involving World Bank, Exim, and a group of 52 private banks lead by Chase Manhattan.
Before joining Kilborn, Mr. Ogryzlo was, for many years, a Senior Vice President of Wright Engineers Ltd. Mr. Ogryzlo has been an active independent director of numerous public companies both in the past and currently including Franco-Nevada Mining, Vista Gold, Tiomin Resources, and Polaris Geothermal.