Lithium X appoints Eduardo Morales as COO
Mr. Morales is a chemical engineer with 36 years of experience who formerly built and operated one of the world’s largest lithium brine operations. As President of Rockwood Lithium Latin America, he successfully led the development, commissioning and operation of Rockwood’s Salar de Atacama project.
His tenure with Rockwood Lithium ended with the company’s sale to Albemarle Corporation in 2014.
Mr. Morales previously served as General Manager overseeing construction and operations of both the ponding facilities at Salar de Atacama and lithium carbonate and lithium chloride plants in Antofagasta, Chile.
He holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Santiago, Chile.
The Company is also announces Andres Barrientos has been appointed Project General Manager of South American operations.
Mr. Barrientos, a chemical engineer, was the Engineering & Research Superintendent of Rockwood Lithium in Chile until 2012 when he moved to BHP’s Escondida, the world’s largest copper mine.
He also helped develop expansion and improvement projects including operational plants for lithium carbonate, lithium chloride and the study of new technologies for the production of lithium hydroxide.