People: McEwen Mining Inc (MUX.N)
Mr. William A. Faust is Chief Operating Officer of McEwen Mining Inc. From April 2007 to June 2011, he served as the Chief Operating Officer/Senior Vice President—Operations, for Crystallex International Corporation, Inc. In that position, he was in charge of operations, project development and Venezuelan corporate staff where he directed gold mining operations at three open pit mines, one underground mine and a process plant in Venezuela. From May 2004 to March 2007, he served as Vice President—Operations for Nevada Pacific Gold Ltd., where he headed company operations and evaluation of mining prospects. Nevada Pacific Gold was acquired by McEwen Mining in 2007 and its Magistral Mine in Sinaloa State, Mexico is presently owned by the Company through its subsidiary. From March 2003 to April 2004, Mr. Faust was President—Mexico of Pan American Silver, Inc., where he headed an underground silver mine in Mexico and managed development of another open pit silver mine in Mexico. Mr. Faust is a Vietnam veteran, having served in the United States Navy and Navy Reserve, where he held a variety of positions over a 26-year career. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in New Mexico, and holds an MBA-Finance, Management from Western New Mexico University, a BS in Mining Engineering from New Mexico Tech and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico.
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