John Macken has been appointed as chairman of the board of directors for Western Lithium USA Corp. of Reno.
Macken succeeds Edward Flood, who resigned.
Macken has served on the board since January, of 2008. He also acted as president of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. between December 2003 and April 2012 and as chief executive officer of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. He also was senior vice president of strategic planning at Freeport McMoran.
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