Philadelphia, PA – (July 25, 2018) – Genlith Inc., a holding company focused on clean energy, strategic materials, and infrastructure investments is pleased to announce that John Mitchell is joining the company as its new President. He will also assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of Chilean Cobalt Corp. (“C3”), a subsidiary of Genlith.
Mr. Mitchell joins Genlith after serving as President of Lithium for Albemarle Corporation (NYSE Ticker: ALB). Mr. Mitchell guided Albemarle’s lithium division to a global market leading position. Prior to Albemarle, Mr. Mitchell served as Rockwood Lithium’s North American President, Environmental Management Corporation’s President, and Senior Advisor to Linde’s business in Africa and South America.
“John Mitchell’s global experience in energy materials, water infrastructure, industrial gases, and energy align well with Genlith’s platform. His recent accomplishments at Rockwood and Albemarle are a testament to his industry expertise and leadership skills. We are delighted to have an executive of John’s caliber joining the organization and are extremely confident in his ability to drive value for both Genlith and Chilean Cobalt Corp.,” stated Greg Levinson, Chairman of Genlith.
Through its local operating subsidiary, Baltum Minería, C3 is developing two district-scale cobalt mining operations in northern Chile at La Cobaltera and Carrizal Alto. The development plan calls for a fast-tracked drilling and dimensioning program on high-grade past producing mines to provide a clear path to full-scale production. Mr. Mitchell joins a seasoned local geological and operating team at C3, which is led by Ignacio Moreno, the former Chilean Undersecretary of Mining.
“The decision to leave Albemarle’s Lithium business was difficult. I have deep respect for the organization and I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish together. The talented team at Genlith, coupled with a shared vision and an outstanding strategic asset at Chilean Cobalt Corp, made this a truly compelling opportunity. I look forward to building a world-class cobalt operation while working with my new team to deliver great results for Genlith investors,” said Mr. Mitchell.
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