Firstgold Corp. (FGOC.OB) announced that the company has elected Stephen Akerfeldt to serve as the new CEO of Firstgold Corp. Furthermore, Scott Dockter, founder of Firstgold Corp, will step down from the company’s Board of Directors within the next month. Once this management transition is complete, Stock Dockter will be replaced by mining industry veteran Kevin Bullock.
Stephen Akerfeldt commented, “We are at an exciting stage in our company’s development and we see this as the ideal time to separate the two executive roles. Scott Dockter has done an incredible job building this company. We are encouraged about our mining properties at Relief Canyon, where we have almost completed the construction of the processing plant, and the 30,000+ acres of exploration acreage we control in the heart of some of Nevada’s most prolific mining areas.”
Akerfeldt added, “The board felt it was critical that Scott devote his time to getting our plant operational and to growing our company value through the drill bit. My mission as CEO is to ensure our shareholders get maximum benefit out of the assets we have accumulated. To achieve this the board was unanimous in its recommendation that Firstgold needed to expand the management team to ensure we could install the processes and procedures to manage the growth opportunities Scott has been able to bring to the table.
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