LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 07/31/12 -- Centaurus Diamond Technologies Inc., (the "Company" or "Centaurus") (OTCQB: CTDTE) (PINKSHEETS: CTDTE) is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Alvin Snaper as Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer and Mr. Wayne Prentice as President.
Mr. Snaper will serve as Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Centaurus, overseeing all technical aspects related to "cultured" diamond production. In addition to holding patents and modifying existing technologies for laboratory-grown diamonds, Mr. Snaper is the developer of the Company's proprietary technologies for the production of "cultured" diamonds.
Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Snaper has founded numerous and held management and engineering positions at: Neo-Dyne Research Inc., where he served as founder and developed and perfected product based on his patents; at Advanced Patent Technology Inc., where he served as Vice President - Director of Research - Corporate Director; at the Independent Consulting firm where he served as founder and became the first multi-technology Registered Engineer licensed in the state of California; at McGraw Colorgraph where he was responsible for overseeing all foreign and domestic testing of photographic systems; and at Bakelite Division of Union Carbide where he assisted in the development of a pilot plan for plastics manufacture.
Mr. Alvin Snaper has served as a Senior Consultant to other major corporations and organizations, including IBM, General Foods, NASA, Boeing, Gillette, Singer, U.S. Air force, Rocketdyne, General Motors, Lockheed Aircraft, Sanyo, Philips, Gulf Western, Union Carbide, etc. He has been awarded more than 600 patents, many for significant industrial products and processes. Some of his inventions and commercial products include the IBM Selectric Type Ball, Tag, the NASA Apollo Photo-Pack, Coating Process for Gillette Razor Blades, and the Electrostatic Painting Process & System for Auto Components Assemblies for General Motors, to name a few. Mr. Alvin Snaper holds the singular honor and individual distinction of being recognized with "Best Patent of the Year" award by Design News magazine, and is the author of numerous technical and scientific papers.
Alvin Snaper is or has been a member of the following professional societies and organizations: Who's Who of American Inventors 1990 - 1991; VIP Electronic Improvement Program; and the American Ordnance Association. He is a former consultant in Ultrasonics to the Library of Congress, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, International Scientific Society and The Society of Photographic Instrumental Engineers.
Mr. Snaper is a Professional Engineer ("P.E.") and a B.S. graduate in Geo-Science at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is also a member of several professional societies, author of numerous articles and technical papers, and the only multiple award recipient of Design News Magazine "Best Patent" Award (four total).
Mr. Wayne Prentice will serve as Chief Operating Officer of Centaurus Diamond Technologies. His responsibilities include business development, strategic planning, marketing, production coordination and various administrative roles. With over 20 years of direct experience in gemology, Mr. Prentice has worked in the gem industry as a broker of one-of-a-kind gems, as a wholesale gemstone dealer and as a gem cutter. Mr. Prentice holds an undergraduate degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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