Julian Malnic, the founder of the world’s first deep-sea miner Nautilus Minerals, has joined the board of Deep Space Industries (DSI) – the company that plans to mine asteroids as early as 2016.
“Space resources is a fast-moving investment frontier and I really like DSI’s focus on using materials that are already out there. Deep Space Industries is not just an innovator in its industry, it is pioneering it. Using asteroid materials must be the primary basis for any serious development of space. I think DSI is very well positioned to do this,” said new Board member, Julian Malnic, in a press release.
Mr Malnic is a geologist and business leader. He launched Direct Nickel, an emerging nickel producer with a revolutionary lower cost extraction technology. Mr Malnic is also the Founder and Chairman of the Sydney Mining Club, the managing director of Fluid Minerals Limited, and Director of Public Relations for the Constitution Education Fund of Australia.
“Julian’s addition to DSI’s Board reflects the accelerating evolution of the Company. Not only is he a geologist with a lot of processing experience, but he is also founder of the world’s first deep sea mining company. He brings us an invaluable level of experience in transformatory mineral resource ventures,” said Rick Tumlinson, Chair of Deep Space Industries.
“DSI is evolving rapidly, and the addition of Julian to our Board of Directors will add to the forward momentum we’re currently experiencing. His years of achievement in the mining industry, his success in building value in multiple innovative ventures, and his experience as an international business leader will help Deep Space Industries achieve continued results for shareholders in the coming years,” said DSI CEO Daniel Faber.