CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 4, 2012) - Pro-Trans Ventures Inc. ("Pro-Trans" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:PVI) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Durfy as an additional director of the Corporation, effective immediately. Mr. Durfy has been providing services to Pro-Trans on a contract basis and those services will continue into the future along with his appointment to the board of directors of Pro-Trans.
"We are very excited to have Sean Durfy join the board of Pro-Trans", stated Brian Murray, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation. "Mr. Durfy is an invaluable addition to the board of directors as he brings extensive leadership experience to the company including tremendous success in the transportation industry. We are confident that Pro-Trans will benefit significantly from his insight and strategic focus."
"We are gratified that Sean Durfy has accepted a position on the board of Pro-Trans", said Don Black, the Chairman of the Corporation. "Mr. Durfy will play a significant role in the Corporation's immediate and future strategic initiatives. The knowledge and experience gained during his very impressive career will be particularly valuable to Pro-Trans as it moves towards the next stage of its development."
Mr. Durfy was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of WestJet Airlines Ltd. from 2006 through 2010, and the Executive Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Airports for WestJet from 2004 through 2006. Prior to joining WestJet Airlines Ltd., Mr. Durfy was the President of ENMAX Energy Corporation from 2001 through 2004, and Vice President of Unregulated Business from 1999 through 2001. Mr. Durfy currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Northland Power Inc., Karnalyte Resources Inc. and Touchstone Exploration Inc.
Pro-Trans is a Calgary based public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Corporation is actively involved in specialized transportation and logistics services within Western Canada, primarily through its' wholly owned subsidiary, Maple Leaf Loading Ltd, based in Prince George, B.C. Maple Leaf Loading Ltd, a mining support company, offers specialized transportation services related to the management, handling and transportation of coal and ore concentrates for customers involved in the mining industry in B.C., Alberta, and the Yukon.
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