Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Potash company brings in heavy hitter as Board Chair

Passport Potash announced that they appointed David Salisbury [right, credit Resolution Copper], former CEO of Resolution Copper, as Chairman of the Board. Passport notes that

Mr. Salisbury was President and CEO of Resolution Copper Mining ("Resolution") from 2008 to his retirement on January 31, 2011. At Resolution he was responsible for the development of a deep underground copper mine in Superior, Arizona. One of his primary responsibilities was a legislative land exchange involving 3025 acres of federal land in exchange for 5500 acres of ecologically important private land. His role at Resolution required significant interaction and engagement with members of the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, the Governor of the State of Arizona and State legislators. He was also responsible for leading the activities of integrating all engineering studies and design with environmental permitting, progressive development of the future operations culture and working environment, health and safety, project budget controls and community relations.

This may indicate a shift in the company's efforts from exploration towards development.


  1. Anonymous9:33 PM

    Welcome aboard Mr Salisbury....

  2. Anonymous9:11 AM

    Looks like you got something done with Resolution Copper David. In our current anti-business, anti-mining environment, I am impressed.
    With any luck, you will not deal with as much resistance in the Holbrook Basin. My husbands family has over 5 generations from the area and we welcome Potash Mining to the area. We all hope you can work with the Forestry service to come to a resolution so that production will move forward. Holbrook really need the industry, money and jobs.