Monday, February 8th, 2010
Today, the Melbourne-based, early stage company, Calsmelt Pty Ltd, announced the appointment of a new company Chairman, Dr. Mark Toner. He has also been appointed as independent directors of Calsmelt Pty Ltd.

Mark Toner is a former Managing Director of Kvaerner E&C Australia, a subsidiary of the international engineering and construction group Aker Solutions. His background is in technical marketing and management with a career focus on science, engineering and IT. He is a member of Monash University's IP and Commercialisation Committee and an Adjunct Professor in Monash University's Faculty of Engineering.

Dr. Toner chairs the board of Australian Science Innovations. He is a former Chair of the Co-Operative Research Centre for Sensor Signal and Information Processing, a former Deputy Chair of Melbourne IT Ltd, and a past President of the Business/Higher Education Round Table. Mark is a Fellow of the following organisations: the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Engineers Australia, the Institution of Chemical Engineers in Australia (and former Chair) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Dr. Toner is also a Management Consultant with Toner & Associates.

For further information, please contact: Dr. Greg Smith, CEO, Calsmelt Pty Ltd.

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Calsmelt Pty Ltd

Calsmelt Pty Ltd is the exclusive world-wide license holder of the rights to commercialise the novel carbothermic smelting technology for aluminium production developed by the Australian company Thermical IP Pty Ltd.  The IP which defines the process is fully owned by Thermical IP Pty Ltd.

Calsmelt believes that its best approach to move forward with the commercial introduction of the Thermical™ technology is to introduce the technology to prospective development partners, including process engineering companies, the major aluminium producers and certain private investors.

It should be noted that the discoveries developed to smelt aluminium via this process are quite specific to the Thermical™ aluminium carbothermic technology and are unrelated to any other known current research or processes, which may be presently undergoing trials elsewhere. The initial theory and the subsequently proposed Thermical™ concept have their starting point in the open literature on carbothermic aluminium smelting technology.

The current objective of Calsmelt Pty Ltd is to seek the most appropriate approach to take the Thermical™ technology from its current state through to the point of full commercial introduction.
Greg Smith
P: 03.86063455
M: 0419135886


Calsmelt, carbothermic aluminium process, chairman



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