North Atlantic Potash and Acron are pleased to announce the appointment of David Waugh to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Effective immediately, Waugh will lead the company’s ongoing exploration and development strategy of its 2.7 million acres of permitted land in Saskatchewan’s potash belt.
“We are very pleased David is joining our team,” said Arie Zuckerman, President of North Atlantic and Vice President of Acron. “This announcement brings additional focus to our ongoing exploration activities and moves us closer to the goal of ultimately developing our extensive potash leases in Saskatchewan.”
Mr. Waugh has over 30 years of progressively senior experience in the potash sector in the areas of exploration, development, mine construction, and mine operations. Most recently, he was General Manager and Vice President of one of Saskatchewan’s major underground potash operations. Previously Mr. Waugh managed a potash mining operation in New Mexico as well as has conducted technical and economic evaluations of a number of North American and international mineral properties.
“Over my career I’ve seen interest in potash grow exponentially,” said Waugh. “It’s something that’s not going away. The world's growing population will continue to demand more food production driving up the need for increase productivity around the world using the nutrients that Saskatchewan has to offer. North Atlantic Potash provides an excellent opportunity to utilize my 30 years of development, mining, safety and sustainability knowledge to advance our potash strategy in one of the worlds most favourable regions.”
Active in the community, Mr. Waugh has chaired the Saskatoon United campaign, was a Director with the Saskatchewan Mining Association, and has volunteered on a number of mining innovation, safety, and engineering advisory boards.