People: Endeavour Silver Corp (EDR.TO)
21 May 2019
Mr. Manuel Echevarria is Vice President - New Projects of the Company. Mr. Echevarria is a professional engineer with 34 years' of experience in the mining industry, fluent in both English and Spanish, and has many years of career history throughout Latin America. Manuel brings to Endeavour a wealth of experience in mine engineering, construction, operations, management and consulting roles, having planned and executed several multi-billion dollar mine and plant projects. Bradford Cooke, Endeavour CEO, commented, "I am pleased to welcome Manuel Echevarria to the Endeavour management team. His skills and experience are a great fit with our senior group and his depth and breadth of knowledge in the mining sector will enhance our ability to become bigger and better going forward as we optimize our three current mines and develop new mines to fuel our future growth." Mr. Echevarria graduated with a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering in 1984 from the National University of Engineering in Lima Peru and received an MBA from IE Business School in Spain in 2007. He worked as a project engineer from 1983 to 1989 for P&V Engineers on a major underground mine expansion for Milpo in Peru, then moved to Fima SA where he designed plant equipment until 1992. Subsequently, he was the Engineering Manager for SNC Lavalin, and held project management roles in Bechtel, Svedala, Requisite Technology, Pan American, Fluor and Ausenco until 2010, working on large mine and plant projects such as Tamboraque, Tintaya, Pierina, Santa Luisa, Cajamarquilla, Iscaycruz, Ares, Antamina, Morococha, Cerro Verde, Oyu Tolgoi, Fort Hills, Escondida and others. From 2010 to 2015, Manuel was the Project Manager of the Toromocho project for Chinalco and General Manager of Cal del Centro (Chinalco's subsidiary) and since 2013, he has been Director of Gold Projects for Ma'aden in charge of developing the Mansorah Mansourah and Ad Duwayhi gold mine projects in Saudi Arabia.
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