Athabasca Minerals (AMI) has appointed Jan Cerny vice president, corporate development, where he will be responsible for the development of its silica sand business.
He will also be engaged in the corporation’s merger and acquisition (M&A) pursuits, including screening, evaluation, due diligence processes, capital markets and investor relations.
Robert Beekhuizen, CEO at AMI, says: “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.”
Cerny says: “AMI is poised to commercialize its strategic in-basin resources that will bring quality, cost, and logistical advantages to industry.”
Prior to joining AMI, Cerny worked as director, corporate development at Source Energy Services, a publicly traded proppant supplier. He held senior management positions at Flint Energy Services and Burnco Rock Products and gained further strategic market expertise as a sell-side analyst covering the Canadian energy services sector.