Athabasca Minerals names VP of corporate development

By |  August 21, 2019

AthabascaMinerals_logoAthabasca Minerals (AMI) named Jan Cerny as its vice president of corporate development. Cerny assumed the role on Aug. 1.

According to the company, Cerny will be responsible for the continued development and strengthening of AMI’s silica sand business. He also will be involved with the company’s merger and acquisition pursuits, which include screening, evaluation, due diligence processes, capital markets and investor relations.

“We are excited about Jan joining AMI’s executive team,” says Robert Beekhuizen, CEO of Athabasca Minerals. “Jan has extensive industry, business development, financial and M&A experience that benefits AMI’s business model focused on aggregate resource management, silica sand supply and aggregates marketing. In particular, Jan’s background and expertise will help fortify AMI Silica’s growth trajectory in bringing premium domestic in-basin sand solutions to market.”

Prior to joining AMI, Cerny served as director of corporate development at Source Energy Services, a publicly traded proppant supplier. He has also held senior management positions at Flint Energy Services and Burnco Rock Products.

Cerny has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary. He also obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2005 and is a member of both the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and Canada.

AMI also appointed Dana Archibald to COO earlier this year.

Athabasca Minerals is an integrated group of aggregate companies involved in resource development, aggregate marketing and midstream supply-logistics solutions. The company’s business activities include aggregate production, pit management services, sales from corporate-owned and third-party pits, and acquisitions of sand and gravel operations.

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