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MEI Online: People News: South & Central America: December 19th 2011


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:: Andina Minerals Announces Appointment of W. Robert Rose as C.O.O.

Andina Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of W. Robert ("Bob") Rose as the Company's Chief Operating Officer. He will officially assume his duties on January 1, 2012.

Mr. Rose comes to Andina Minerals from Kappes, Cassiday & Associates ("KCA"), where he held the position of Project Manager/Senior Engineer. In 2010, Mr. Rose was appointed to the position of Project Manager for Andina's Volcan Gold Project ("Volcan") pre-feasibility study and was subsequently retained, through KCA, as the Project Manager for the preparation of a feasibility study on Volcan.

Mr. Rose has been employed by KCA for 24 years where he was engaged in a wide variety of assignments including Project Manager for construction of the Pinos Altos mine (Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.) and the Ocampo mine (AuRico Gold Inc.). Mr. Rose has, throughout the America's, managed and/or consulted on the preparation of feasibility studies and the design of project facilities for heap leach and milling operations, in particular for leach pads, ponds and recovery plants. Additionally, he has managed various construction, installation and start-up projects. Prior to KCA, Mr. Rose was the Project Manager/Mine Superintendent with Alhambra Mines Inc. in Nevada.

Mr. Rose is fluent in Spanish and has a degree in Mining Engineering (1981) from the Colorado School of Mines "We are very pleased to have a person with Bob's experience to lead the development of our Volcan project. He is an excellent addition having tremendous experience developing projects in South America and with his in-depth knowledge of Volcan, the transition to our permanent team will be immediate", stated George Bee, President and CEO. Mr. Bee also stated that "It's a great endorsement for your project when your consulting project engineer opts to come onboard for a full-time position"




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