Applied Minerals, Inc., a leading global producer of halloysite clay and high-grade iron oxide, has appointed Mario Concha, former president of the Chemical Division of Georgia Pacific, Inc., to its Board of Directors. The appointment of Concha expands the board to five directors and the number of independent directors to three.
Since 2005 Concha has been the president of Mario Concha & Associates, LLC, a firm providing consulting services to senior executives and members of boards of directors in the chemicals and plastics industries. He has served as a sirector for The Plaza Group, a $200 million specialty chemical marketer, Arclin Ltd., an $800 million manufacturer of specialty resins, and Auro Resources Corporation, a minerals exploration company with holdings in Colombia's gold region. Additionally he's provided consulting services to Georgia Pacific Corporation and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.