Texas Rare Earth Resources, an exploration company targeting heavy rare earth minerals, has appointed Eric Noyrez to join its board of directors, with immediate effect.

Noyrez brings to TRER extensive senior management and board level experience in the major multinational industrial and chemical companies that constitute the modern rare earth minerals industry. Specifically, he has considerable experience in the Chinese natural resource and chemical processing sectors.

Noyrez served as the chief executive officer of Lynas, a company engaged in integrated extraction and processing of rare earth minerals, primarily in Australia and Malaysia, from 2013 to 2014, and served as an executive director until June 2014. Prior to that, he served as the president of Lynas from 2011 to 2013, and its chief operating officer from 2010 to 2013.

Noyrez spent nine years with the Rhodia Group, a global specialty chemicals company. At Rhodia, he served as a member of the executive committee, and was president of Rhodia Silcea, its rare earths, silicas and diphenols division. Before joining Rhodia, he spent 11 years with the Shell group of companies, managing chemical and industrial businesses.