Focusing on Bissett Creek Flake Graphite Deposit
Recently announced significant increase in estimated resources
Gregory Bowes, B.Sc. (Geology), MBA
CEO and Director
Mr. Bowes has over 25 years of experience in the resource and engineering industries. He holds an MBA from Queens University and an Honours B.Sc., Geology degree from the University of Waterloo. Mr. Bowes was Senior Vice President of Orezone Gold Corporation (ORE:TSX) from February 2009 to October 2009, and was Vice President, Corporate Development of its predecessor, Orezone Resources Inc., from January 2004 until September 2005 and was Chief Financial Officer from October 2005 to March 2007, and from April 2008 to February 2009. From December 2006 until April 2008, Mr. Bowes served as President, CEO and a director of San Anton Resource Corporation (SNN:TSX). Mr. Bowes is a director of IMI.
Iain Scarr, B.Sc. (Geology), MBA
Mr. Scarr is founder and principal of IMEx Consulting which provides business development, mining and marketing services to the industrial minerals industry. Mr. Scarr spent 30 years with Rio Tinto Exploration and was most recently Commercial Director and VP Exploration, Industrial Minerals Division. He holds a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences from California State Polytechnic University and MBA from Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Mr. Scarr is currently Vice President Development of Lithium One Inc.
Ron Little, P.Eng
Mr. Little is the President, CEO and a director of Orezone Gold Corporation (ORE:TSX). Mr. Little has more than 20 years experience, at senior levels , in mineral exploration, mine development, mine operations and capital markets. He spent the last 15 years focused on African projects where he was responsible for over $1.2B of transactions with the predecessor company Orezone Resources Inc. Mr. Little has held directorships with other public and private companies and held senior operating positions in both major and junior gold producing companies.
Jay Chmelauskas, B.A. Sc., MBA
Mr. Chmelauskas is President of Western Lithium Corp. and previously was President and CEO of China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. (formerly Jinshan Gold Mines) where he successfully managed and led the company during all phases of the commissioning of one of China’s largest open pit gold mines. Mr. Chmelauskas has considerable experience in the exploration, development and mining industry, including a large Placer Dome gold mine, and business analyst position with chemical manufacturer Methanex Corporation. Mr. Chmelauskas has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.
Donald K.D. Baxter, P.Eng
Mr. Baxter (age 44) has a degree in Mining Engineering from Queens’ University (1987). For the last five years, he has been President of Ontario Graphite Limited, which is attempting to bring the Kearney graphite property, a past producing mine located near Huntsville, Ontario, back into production. Mr. Baxter was Mine Superintendent and Chief Mine Engineer at Kearney between 1990 and 1995. Prior to 1990, Mr. Baxter was involved in mine engineering and operations with INCO and Noranda Minerals.
Stephen Thompson, CA, CPA (Illinois)
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Thompson (age 42) holds a Bachelor of Commerce (honours) degree from Queens’ University (1991) and is a Chartered Accountant as well as a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) with over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. For the past three years, he has provided financial management and leadership services to a number of small Ottawa-based companies. He was previously Vice President, Finance of Espial Group Inc., Vice President, Finance of Hydro Ottawa Limited and Vice President Controller of Accelio Corporation.
John S. Rogers P.Eng, M.Sc.
Senior Project Advisor
Formerly Manager of Nanisivik and Detour Lake Mines and Director of Operations, Saudi Arabian Mining Company
Mr. Hawley has 40 years of experience in Industrial Minerals in research, process and product development, market analysis and development.