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Orbite Aluminae appoints three new board members

Keywords: Tags  Orbite Aluminae, board, Peter Crossgrove, Barrck Gold, Pascal Decary, Veolia Environmental Services, Claude Lamoureux, Ontario Teachers' Pension aluminum

CHICAGO — Start-up alumina producer Orbite Aluminae Inc. has named three new independent members to its board of directors effective immediately.

The Montreal-based company, which produces alumina from aluminous clay rather than from traditional bauxite, said May 21 that the new directors—Peter Crossgrove, Pascal Decary and Claude Lamoureux—also will be proposed by the board for election by shareholders at Orbite’s annual general meeting June 20.

Crossgrove is executive chairman of silver mining firm Excellon Resources Inc., Toronto, and serves as a director and nonexecutive co-chairman of gold exploration firm Detour Gold Corp., Toronto. Orbite said that Crossgrove previously was chief executive officer of the former precious metals miner Placer Dome Inc., Vancouver, and was a director at gold and copper producer Barrick Gold Corp., Toronto.

Decary is Paris-based waste handler Veolia Environmental Services’ senior executive vice president for Germany, Eastern Europe and Asia and is an executive director of Veolia, a subsidiary of Veolia Environment SA.

Orbite and Paris-based waste handler Veolia Environmental Services recently teamed up in a project to turn billions of tonnes of caustic red mud into a profitable commodity (, May 1).

Lamoureux was president and chief executive officer of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan from 1990 until his retirement in 2007. Lamoureux, who co-founded the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance in 2002, is a director of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., Toronto.

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