Environmental Clean Technologies Limited (ASX: ESI) (ECT or Company) is pleased to announce Mr Barry Richards has accepted an offer to join the Board as a Non-Executive Director, effective today.
Mr Richards brings to ECT a strong industry and commercial background over 30 years including his role as Managing Director of Mecrus Pty Ltd since its formation over 16 years ago, Contract and Business Development roles with Siemens / Silcar and Operations and Maintenance Management experience with the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV).
Mr Richards provides practical experience in major project development and delivery complemented with contract, operational and maintenance expertise.
Chairman Glenn Fozard stated, “Mr Richards brings extensive coal plant operating experience, a broad understanding of technology and process development as well as business management experience to the Board. We’re very pleased to add his valuable skill-set to the Board as we advance our commercialisation strategy into India and other countries.”
Mr Richards stated “I look forward to deepening my existing relationship with ECT, and participating in the development of the next generation of lignite utilisation technologies.”
With Mr Richards’ acceptance, current Non-executive Director Mr Iain McEwin has formally resigned from the Board effective today.
Mr McEwin joined the Board in July 2011. At the time he was the single largest shareholder.
ECT Chairman Mr Glenn Fozard thanked Mr McEwin for his service, noting “Iain joined the Board during a period of immense change, and contributed significantly to the subsequent renewal of the company. During his tenure, Iain played a crucial role as the team delivered upon significant milestones, including the completion of the scale up design of the Coldry technology, its advancement towards demonstration, and more recently the acquisition of the Matmor technology.”
Mr McEwin stated “I’m pleased with the progress and direction of the company, confident about its future success, and look forward to the continued enhancement of capability at both Board and executive levels to deliver upon the substantial potential of both Coldry and Matmor.”
For further information contact:
Glenn Fozard – Chairman [email protected]