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Pro-Trans Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PVI) (the "Corporation") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Martin Carsky as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of the Corporation, effective immediately. Mr. Carsky has assumed the President and Chief Executive Officer duties from Mr. Darby Kreitz, Chairman of the Company, who had been Interim President and Chief Executive Officer since June 1, 2013.
Martin Carsky is an accomplished executive and director with a broad base of experience spanning the manufacturing, technology, service, and mining businesses. He was most recently the President of Great Panther Silver Ltd., a primary silver mining and exploration company focused on the mining of precious metals from its two wholly owned operating mines in Mexico. Prior to joining the management team, he was the Chairman of the Audit Committee for two years. Before his role at Great Panther, he was the CEO and a Director of Con-Space Communications Ltd., a rescue equipment manufacturer and a member of the Savox Group of Companies.
Mr. Carsky holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia and holds the designation Chartered Accountant. He is a graduate of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program and has received his ICD.D designation.
"The Board of Directors are very pleased and excited to have Mr. Carsky join the Pro-Trans team and we look forward to working with him to grow our business," stated Darby Kreitz, Chairman of the Company. "We believe that there are many unexplored opportunities for our Company to become a Canadian leader in specialized transportation and logistics services."
Pursuant to Mr. Carsky's appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer, the Corporation has issued 300,000 stock options to acquire common shares in the capital of the Corporation at an exercise price of $0.08 per share. The options vest over a period a period of two years and expire 5 years from the date of grant.
Pro-Trans is a Calgary based public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company is actively involved in specialized transportation and logistics services within Western Canada, primarily through its wholly owned subsidiary, Maple Leaf Loading Ltd. ("Maple Leaf"), based in Prince George, BC. Maple Leaf, a mining support company, offers specialized transportation services related to the management, handling, and transportation of coal and ore concentrates for customers in the mining industry in BC, Alberta, and the Yukon.
For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.protransventures.com.
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