Labrador Sands Inc. will integrate minerals and clean hydroelectricity to produce value-add products with near-zero carbon emissions.
Labrador Sands Inc. (LSI) seeks to combine low-cost mineral sands and ultra low-cost hydroelectricity to make glass and ceramics on the same footprint, using established technologies and processes.
This will make Canada's only dedicated industrial glass manufacturing facility, outside of one beer bottle manufacturer. Canada imported US$2.3 billion of glass products in 2020.
This will make Canada's only ceramics manufacturing facility. Canada imported US$1 billion of ceramics products in 2020.
Both facilities will receive raw material from a sister company owned by LSI.
LSI plans to maximize the benefits of the region to produce low-cost exportable products, creating a sustainable edge that is not replicable elsewhere.
LSI intends to achieve its goal with near zero CO2 emissions which is an indisputable environmental and economic victory in Canada.
Francis MacKenzie, President and CEO - Bedford, NS
President and Director of Grand River Ironsands since 2007.
Mr. MacKenzie is a builder and leader of public companies and has operated several businesses.
He was a senior official in municipal and provincial governments in economic development roles, including heading up Investment and Trade for the Province of Nova Scotia. He was Leader of a provincial political party.
He has raised over $40 million for companies he has been involved over the past 15 years and remains active in capital raising and financial markets.
He holds an EMBA ('92) from Saint Mary's University and a BBA from St. Francis Xavier University ('82).
Kitura Pittman, Technical Manager - St. John's, NL
Kitura Pittman has been with the project since 2011.
Ms. Pittman has extensive knowledge on the sands asset in Labrador and was the key technical advisor on the Preliminary Economic Assessment the Company completed.
Previously, Ms. Pittman was the Environmental Coordinator with Defense Construction Canada in Goose Bay, and also worked for Vale in Voisey's Bay as their Operations Manager.
Ms. Pittman has experience in tightly managing both personnel and budgets to deliver projects on time and cost.
She holds a BSc, Major: Geology ('02) from Saint Mary's University and is registered as a Professional Geologist with PEGNL since 2010.
Liz MacKenzie, VP Development and Project Manager - Bedford, NS
Liz MacKenzie has been with the project since inception.
Ms. MacKenzie has excess of 5 years in handling all aspects of communications and investor relations for LSI and related companies. She has a strong understanding of the sands asset and the technical work required to achieve project delivery.
Ms. MacKenzie assisted on the Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Labrador sands. She co-lead the Bankable Feasibility Study for LSI's sister company's project in Quebec, where she was also co-lead on the $2 million environmental permitting.
Ms. MacKenzie has an EMBA from Saint Mary's University ('21); BPR from Mount Saint Vincent University ('12).
Lina Tannous, Corporate Secretary - Bedford, NS
Over 20 years' experience in diverse business and legal areas. Ms. Tannous demonstrates dedication in taking strong initiatives in legal compliance within the organizations for which she has worked. Ms. Tannous has a foreign law degree from London, UK.
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