Jerry Janik (Ontario)
Mr. Janik has over 20 years experience in the mining industry. He has extensive experience in quality control, mine planning/ tailings deposition, production, project management, process improvement, and permitting and new product development. Mr. Janik holds dual diplomas in geology and mineral processing from Sir Sandford Fleming College School of Natural Resources in Peterborough, Ontario.
Most recently, Mr. Janik has been fulfilling the role as General Manager for Ontario Graphite’s mine in Kearney, Ontario, where after 16 years under care and maintenance, he is overseeing an operational plan that contemplates re-commissioning the mine. Production is expected to resume by the fall of 2012 with an aim of producing 20,000 tonnes annually of natural large flake high carbon graphite concentrate at >95% Cg in 4 different size ranges.
Ontario Graphite (a private company) has a mineral resource of 43.5 million tonnes measured and indicated (2.34% Cg average, Jan 2010). Ontario Graphite’s Kearney Mine has the largest confirmed mineral resource of any North American graphite prospect and is one of the largest individual deposits outside of China and North Korea.