Eagle Star Minerals (OTC Other: ELGSF; TSX-V: EGE) has appointed Jose Carlos Polonia, currently senior advisor to the Company’s Advisory Board, as its new Chief Operating Officer and Carlos Augusto Sena de Sa as Project Manager for the newly-acquired Ruth Phosphate Project, in the state of Piaui, Brazil. Below is a brief bio on each.
Jose Carlos Polonia – With nearly 40 years of Brazilian geological experience, Mr. Polonia brings his extensive knowledge and expertise in developing various mining projects through multiple stages to his new role as Chief Operating Officer of Eagle Star. Mr. Polonia began his career with a solid 30 year tenure for Brazilian mining giant Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (also known as CVRD or “Vale”), beginning as a Geologist in Vale’s Iron Ore Development Department – Itabira, Minas Gerais State in 1972. He then moved on to serve Vale in various management roles, including coordinator of a group that studied, evaluated and devised methods to extract gold from iron deposits.
Carlos Augusto Sena de Sa – With 30 years of diverse Brazilian geological experience, Carlos Augusto Sena de Sa brings to Eagle Star a specialized knowledge pertaining to locating and developing agromineral deposits. Mr. Sena de Sa’s geological features roles aligned with mining giants such as CVRD (or “Vale”), BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, DuPont and Kinross, as well as Brazauro Resources Corp. (Jaguar Resources), Talon Metals Corp. and Paranapanema Group, TVX/CNM (merged by Kinross), among others. Throughout his professional career, Mr. Sena de Sa has been involved in all levels of project development, from research and assessment of projects to actual mining.