Mr. Poirier has served as Vice President of Corporate Development at Hecla Mining from July 2007 to July 2016. Poirier’s integral role along with Hecla’s management team led to the successful purchase of Aurizon Mines Ltd in 2013. Mr.Poirier has enjoyed an extensive 25-year career in the mining industry, including 20 years as a sell-side mining analyst at a number of Canadian investment firms, and 5 years as an exploration geologist with the Noranda Group. Recently, he has completed the Directors Education Program from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Mr. Poirier obtained his Bachelor of Science in Geology and Physical Sciences from the University of Toronto in 1983.
Craig Lindsay, Otis President and CEO, states “We are very pleased to welcome Don to our Board of Directors. His broad experience in the mining sector, which includes capital markets and mergers and acquisitions, coupled with his educational background, will add significant bench strength to Otis.”
Don Poirier added: “I’m delighted to join the leadership team at Otis Gold. With a healthy balance sheet, the Company is ideally positioned to continue with advanced work and development on several assets including the Kilgore Project where significant progress in the understanding of its geological potential has been made in the past two years”.