VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Aug. 11, 2010 (Marketwire) -- Taku Gold Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TAK) is pleased to announce that Kenneth MacLeod has been appointed to the Corporation's Board of Directors.
Kenneth MacLeod was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Western GeoPower Corp. from December 2001 to September 2009. Western GeoPower is a geothermal energy development company operating in the United States and Canada and which was acquired by Ram Power Corporation in October 2009.
Mr. MacLeod has over 28 years of leadership and business experience in international resource exploration and development and was instrumental in raising over $100,000,000 in equity financing for Western GeoPower. He is experienced in the areas of corporate management, corporate finance, project management and administration. Mr. MacLeod was responsible for guiding Western GeoPower and driving its strategic direction and growth.
During the period 1980 to 2001, Ken acted as senior officer and director of several resource companies operating in North America, Asia and Africa. From 1984 to 2001, he was President of Kakanda Development Corp., one of the first foreign mining companies to operate in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Prior to his involvement in resource development, from 1974 to 1980, Ken was an independent engineering consultant engaged in the design and construction of industrial facilities related to the resource sector.
From 2007 to 2009, Ken served as a Director of the Geothermal Resource Council (GRC), a U.S. -based professional educational association for the international geothermal community. The GRC is one of the world's premier geothermal associations, serving as a focal point for continuing professional development for its members through its outreach, information transfer and education services.
On Behalf of the Board, Taku Gold Corp.
Zachery Dingsdale, CEO and President
About Taku Gold Corp.
Taku Gold Corp. (http://www.takugold.com) is a mineral resource company focused on the exploration and development of precious metal properties in Canada with a particular emphasis on the White Gold District of the Yukon Territory and the Tagish Lake region of Northern British Columbia.
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