Piedmont Lithium appointment enhances health, safety and environment credentials

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Piedmont Lithium Inc (ASX:PLL, NASDAQ:PLL, XETRA:) has strengthened its operational health and safety efforts with the appointment of Monique Parker as vice president of Health, Safety and Environment, who will report to chief operating officer David Klanecky.


Parker brings more than a decade of experience managing environmental, health and safety operations for some of the largest and most recognised US manufactures, including Albemarle Corporation, Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) and Unilever.


She has also been involved in strategy development, customer relationship management, new product development, operations, logistics, and sales with Albermale’s Lithium Salts business.


Holistic approach to operations


“Monique brings a unique leadership perspective to this role having been involved in multiple business areas beyond health, safety and environment,” Piedmont Lithium president and CEO Keith Phillips said.


“When combined with her experience in the lithium space, her holistic view will be extremely important to our organisation as we begin to build our integrated operations from the ground up understanding of the critical importance of health, safety and the environment, all of which are fundamental pillars of our operating philosophy.”


Parker earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University and is credentialed as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and an ISO 9001 Lead Auditor.


She has held numerous positions at Albemarle Corporation including business unit HSE director, global quality director, business process improvement director, and senior global business and new product development leader.


About the company


Piedmont Lithium Inc (ASX:PLL, NASDAQ:PLL, XETRA:) is developing a world-class integrated lithium business in the United States. The company’s lithium assets are located in the renowned Carolina Tin Spodumene Belt of North Carolina. Piedmont has the potential to be one of the world’s lowest-cost producers of lithium hydroxide.

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