TORONTO, ON/ACCESSWIRE/April 18, 2022/ Graatomic Inc. (“gratomic“, “FREE“or the”Company“) (TSXV:GRAT) (OTCQX:CBULF) (FSE:CB82) is proud to welcome Fernando Luís Pereira Calha to the management team. Mr. Calha will come on board as the new Director of Graphite Sales and business development of the company.
Mr. Calha is experienced in strategic operations and cross-company development in the field of technical solutions, with a focus on measurable and sustainable results. He is also experienced in complex contract negotiations, strategic marketing, business unit management and has extensive knowledge of mining and oil and gas commissioning projects.
This new addition to the team has a strong and diverse education and professional background that makes him the ideal candidate for this position. Given his MBA in Business Management, his Masters in Occupational Health, Safety and Hygiene, his degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering and his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering coupled with his extensive work experience, Mr. Calha is more than equipped to represent Gratomic as Head of Graphite Sales and Business Development.
With considerable expertise in international markets, extensive experience in starting businesses and establishing new product lines, complemented by extensive experience in strategic marketing and go-to-market planning, the company believes that Mr. Calha is well suited to his new role at Graatomic.
Mr. Calha will be responsible for establishing a working relationship between Gratomic and its targeted end users through tailored product offerings and pricing strategies aimed at capturing the largest possible share of this market by ensuring that the Company has a complete and up-to-date understanding of the existing players and their unique specifications and requirements. He will manage day-to-day contacts with existing and potential customers, as well as the negotiation and execution of strategic supply contracts and offtakes. He will also liaise with institutional market entities, ensuring that Gratomic is always up to date with the latest developments.
Gratomic is a multinational company with projects in Namibia, Brazil and Canada. The company is focused on becoming one of the world’s leading suppliers of graphite and aims to secure a strong position in the EV (electric vehicle) battery supply chain. With the continued development of its flagship Aukam project and continued exploration on the Company’s Capim Grosso property, Gratomic sets itself apart by sourcing unique high-quality assets around the world. True to its roots, the Company will continue to explore graphite opportunities with development potential. The Company ranked third in the 2022 TSX Venture 50™ Top 10 Mining Stocks.
Large quantities of high quality vein graphite were shipped for testing to confirm its viability as an anode material. Gratomic is confident that the test results will provide a unique competitive advantage in its desired target markets. The Company will continue to update the public on the status of these tests and will provide results as they become available.
The Company has entered into a collaboration agreement with Forge Nano. With its patented ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) coating, this cooperation with Forge Nano is a key element to support Gratomic’s strategies towards the value-added phases of graphite production for anode applications, namely micronization, spheronization and coating, making Gratomic’s graphite a preferred choice. choice for use in lithium-ion batteries.
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