Vancouver, BC, Canada - December 20, 2010, Vancouver, BC, Canada - Amerigo Resources Ltd. announced that Robert Gayton has been appointed as chairman of the company.
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Dr. Gayton is a long-time director of Amerigo and a number of other prominent resource companies. Dr. Gayton graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1962 with a Bachelor of Commerce and in 1964 earned the Chartered Accountant (C.A.) designation while at Peat Marwick Mitchell. Dr. Gayton joined the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of British Columbia in 1965, beginning 10 years in the academic world, including time at the University of California, Berkeley, earning a Ph.D. in Business.
Dr. Gayton rejoined Peat Marwick Mitchell in 1974 and became a partner in 1976 where he provided audit and consulting services to private and public company clients for 11 years. Dr. Gayton has directed the accounting and financial matters of public companies in the resource and non-resource fields since 1987. He is a director of several public companies.
He replaces Steven Dean who has been chairman of the Company since 2003. Mr. Dean no longer serves on the Company's senior management team, but remains a director of the Company.
The Company is also pleased to announce that Klaus Zeitler has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company to serve in addition to his role as President.
Dr. Zeitler received his professional education at Karlsruhe University from 1959 to 1966 and obtained a PHD in economic planning. Dr. Zeitler is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Prospectors and Developers Association. Dr. Zeitler financed, built and managed base metal and gold mines worldwide (Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific).
Dr. Zeitler was a managing director of Metallgeschaft AG, a German metals conglomerate and in 1986 founded and was a director and CEO of Metall Mining,. After having been a director of Teck and Cominco for many years, Dr. Zeitler joined Teck in 1997 as Senior Vice President and had responsibilities for the exploration and development of mines in Peru, Mexico and the USA. ■