Marusich Joins West Hawk's Technical Advisory Board

West Hawk Development Corp. announced that Mr. Steven Marusich has joined the Technical Advisory Board of West Hawk. Mr. Marusich brings over 50 years of mining experience including specialization in underground mining. Most recently, Mr. Marusich has been working on an in-situ coal gasification project.

Mr. Marusich has been a mining engineer, manager and president of coal companies, during his 50 year career. Starting as a miner in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, Mr. Marusich became foreman and then engineer. He earned his Mining Engineering degree in 1968 from Mining University in Ostrava. Since immigrating to the USA in 1970, he has worked for American Electric Power, Coastal States Gas Corp., and Tesoro Petroleum in senior engineering and management positions. Presently, Mr. Marusich is Senior VP of Mining Projects, for Ryan Holding Corp.

"We are pleased to have Mr. Marusich join our Technical Advisory Board. His experience with underground and surface mining will be a true asset for the company on future coal operations and coal gasification projects," said Dr. Wm. Mark Hart, President and CEO of West Hawk Development Corp.