Copper, Zinc, Gold & Silver - Albania

"we don't simply own a great project... we own a great district"

Tirex Resources Management


& Directors

R. Stuart (Tookie) Angus, LL.B
Position: Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Angus is an independent business advisor to the mining industry. He was formerly Head of the Global Mining Group for Fasken Martineau. For the past 30 years, Mr. Angus has focused on structuring and financing significant international exploration, development and mining ventures. More recently, he was Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for Endeavour Financial. Mr. Angus is the former Chairman of the Board of BC Sugar Refinery Limited, was a Director of First Quantum Minerals until June 2005, was a Director of Canico Resources Corporation until its takeover by CVRD and was a Director of Bema Gold until its takeover by Kinross Gold. He is presently a Director of Polaris Minerals Corporation, Plutonic Power Corporation and Chairman of Nevsun Resources.

Bryan Slusarchuk
Position: Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Slusarchuk has significant experience financing companies involved in mineral exploration and development. Mr. Slusarchuk was previously a Senior Investment Advisor at a premier Canadian investment dealer and prior to that was Project Development Manager for a private Canadian-based resource company. While Mr. Slusarchuk sits on the Board of several private and public Canadian corporations, the vast majority of his focus and time is on the management of Tirex Resources and its day-to-day activities. Mr. Slusarchuk has extensive contacts in Europe and North America and has worked within this network to finance and structure Canadian and international mineral exploration activities.

George Gorzynski, P. Eng
Position: Director

Mr. Gorzynski is a geologist and an international mineral exploration consultant to the junior exploration industry. His wide-ranging experience spans over 25 years and has included projects over much of the globe. His work has involved a variety of commodities with particular expertise in base and precious metals. Mr. Gorzynski has served on the boards and in management of several private and public companies involved in mineral exploration. He is currently a Director of IMPACT Silver Corp., a publicly traded silver producer and exploration company where he was instrumental in identifying, negotiating and completing the purchase of the Royal Mines of Zacualpan project for the company. Mr. Gorzynski holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) from the University of Toronto and a Master of Applied Science from the University of British Columbia. He is a Professional Engineer registered in the Province of British Columbia.

William (Bill) J. Weymark, P. Eng.
Position: Director

Bill Weymark is President of Weymark Engineering Ltd. a company providing consulting services to businesses in the private equity, construction and resource sector. Until June 2007 Mr. Weymark was President and CEO of Vancouver Wharves/BCR Marine a transportation company providing deep sea terminal and stevedoring services on the west coast of British Columbia. Prior to joining Vancouver Wharves in 1991 Mr. Weymark spent 14 years in the mining industry throughout western Canada working on the start up and operation of several mines. Mr. Weymark is very involved in the community having co-chaired Vancouver's 2004 United Way Campaign and worked on fund raising campaigns for Junior Achievement, YMCA and the Lions Gate Hospital. Currently Mr. Weymark is a Director of the Vancouver Board of Trade, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, North American Palladium Ltd., and since January, 2008 Tirex Resources Ltd.. He is also active with the BC Lions as a Founder of their business association and a Member of the Industry Advisory Committee for the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia."

Carol Shevlin
Position: Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. Shevlin is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. From 2002 to 2005, she acted as a self-employed consultant to public companies specializing in risk management and corporate governance. From 1990 to 2002, Mrs. Shevlin held a variety of management positions with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, culminating as a Senior Director. She was an alternative member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation during 1998-1999. Mrs. Shevlin obtained her designation as a Certified General Accountant in 1979 (Ontario) and holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.

Shoni Bernard, LL.B
Position: Corporate Secretary

Ms. Bernard is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia (since July 12, 1983). She obtained a B.Soc. Sc. degree from the University of Ottawa, in 1979; and obtained her LL.B. degree from the University of Ottawa, in 1982. Ms. Bernard is an experienced corporate lawyer with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the regulatory environment within which public companies operate. Her focus is on mineral exploration and development companies.

Prof. Perparim Alikaj, Ph.D
Position: Albanian Advisory Team

Prof. Alikaj is based in Tirana, Albania and is a citizen of both Albania and Canada. Prof. Alikaj is the Head of Geophysics Section, Department of Earth Sciences at Polytechnic University of Tirana. Prof. Alikaj is also a private consulting geophysicist in mineral exploration, groundwater exploration and engineering geology. Prof. Alikaj is credited with inventing Real Section IP and Voltage Domain IP technologies. He has consulted on numerous gold and base metal exploration projects throughout the world including projects in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. The largest ore deposit discovered with Real Section IP technology is the San Nicolas deposit with 150 million ton of polymetallic minerals, located at a depth of 200m. Prof. Alikaj has a Bachelors of Science as a Geophysical Engineer, a Master of Science in Geophysics and a Ph.D in Geophysics from the Polytechnic University of Tirana. He is a member of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers and of the Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society.

Erton Kaleshi
Position: Albanian Advisory Team

Mr. Kaleshi is a Certified Accountant (certified by the Ministry of Finance, Tirana, Albania) and holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Tirana, Albania. Mr. Kaleshi served as the Head of Internal Audit for the Financial Union of Tirana (Representative of Western Union Services Inc. for Albania) and also held a position as Financial Analyst for the same organization. Previously, Mr. Kaleshi was Responsible for Fixed Assets while employed by Albanian Mobile Communications. Mr. Kaleshi is well versed in finance, accounting and regulatory procedures for companies maintaining business operations in Albania.

Wolf Theiss Albania

Wolf Thiess is a one of the leading law firms in Central and South-Eastern Europe. Wolf Theiss was founded in 1957 in Vienna and has advised prominent national and international companies, banks and investors on complex legal transactions throughout Europe. Wolf Theiss was selected as the "Austrian Law Firm of the Year 2006" by the International Financial Law Review. Wolf Theiss has an established office in Tirana, Albania focused on the international market. The firm has rapidly developed into one of the leading firms for handling complex legal transactions for both corporate clients as well as NGOs and government entities in Albania. Due to its fully integrated network of offices and its international expertise, Wolf Theiss Albania is one of the pre-eminent law firms in Albania for advising on Albania's new legislation, much of which has been modeled after EU legislation.

"Tirex's founders, Bryan Slusarchuk, Tookie Angus and George Gorzynski and its top management have extensive financial and geological background in mining." (Objective Capital Research, Initiation Report, October 2007)


Dr. Allan R. Miller, P.Geo. Chief Geologist

Dr. Miller is a Mineral Deposits Specialist and formerly Mineral Deposits Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada in charge of regional-scale metallogenic and deposit-scale alteration studies in northern Canada. Dr. Miller lends his considerable expertise to mapping and interpreting the geology and mineralization of the Mirdita District. This work has already produced some new and innovative interpretations of the VMS deposits of the district, and is generating new target areas for exploration.

Dr. C. Tucker Barrie, Consulting VMS Expert

Dr. Barrie is a renowned consulting VMS deposit specialist and Adjunct Professor at Laurentian University and at the University of Windsor (Canada). He has written several landmark papers on VMS deposits and has studied many of the major VMS districts in the world. He is in high demand internationally for lectures and courses on VMS deposits. He joins Tirex as a Consulting VMS Expert and will support the Tirex team with his expertise and experience.

Dr. Perparim Alikaj, Head of Albanian Advisory Team

Dr. Alikaj is an internationally recognized geophysicist and is Head of the Geophysics Section, Department of Earth Sciences at Polytechnic University of Tirana (Albania). Dr. Alikaj is a citizen of both Albania and Canada is credited with inventing Real Section IP and Voltage Domain IP technologies. He has consulted on numerous exploration projects around the world. The largest ore deposit discovered with Real Section IP technology is the San Nicolas VMS deposit in Mexico containing 65 million tonnes of copper, zinc, silver and gold mineral reserves. Dr. Alikaj advises Tirex on both geophysics and coordinates activities with Albanian authorities.

John Nicholson, P.Geo., Project Manager

Mr. Nicholson has led large and complex exploration projects from the high Arctic to Mexico and South America. He brings to Mirdita a wealth of experience in project management and logistics along with a strong geological background that ensures the exploration is carried out effectively and to high professional standards.

Brian Game, P.Geo., Joint Project Manager

Mr. Game is a highly experienced geologist and manages the project when Mr. Nicholson is off site. Mr. Game's long and varied career includes project management and exploration projects from Canada to South America including Flin Flon, Manitoba (Canada), one of the great VMS districts of the world.

These leading team members are supported by an enthusiastic collection of Canadian and Albanian geologists, geophysicists, contractors, field technicians, logistics personnel and professionals-in-training who are working closely with the lead professionals to rapidly advance the Mirdita Project forward.

Last changed at 03-Feb-2009 07:00AM