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West Hawk Development Management

Gonzalo Torres Macchiavello

President & CEO, Director

Mr. Torres Macchiavello has over 20 years of experience in the energy and construction business. He has held senior positions with NRG Energy, AES Corporation, Pennsylvania Power & Light, Vattenfall Sweden, SARCOAL Energy, and EMSA Construction Company in Brazil. He also has served as a board member of different energy companies. Mr. Torres Macchiavello's education includes degrees in business administration and public administration from the University of Brasilia (UnB) in Brazil, and an MBA from the Getulio Vargas University in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Dr. Wm. Mark Hart


Dr. Hart has over 34 years of experience in the mining and energy business. He has held senior positions with Newmont Mining, NRG Energy, Cyprus Amax Minerals, AEP - American Electric Power, and CONSOL Energy. He also worked as an electrician and repairman for 7 years. Dr. Hart's education includes a PhD in mining engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, MS in Engineering in Mines from West Virginia University and an MBA. He has undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Mining Engineering Technology, and an AS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Fairmont State University.

Richard F. Braun


Mr. Braun is an independent director, and has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas, and chemical process industries. He has held mid-level and executive positions with FMC Corporation, International Energy Funds GmbH, and Fuel Resources Development Corporation. Mr. Braun's education includes graduate work on an MBA at the University of Oregon and a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

Dongfei Wang


Mr. Wang first joined the Board of Managers of West Hawk Energy (USA), LLC (WHE) in 2007. He is currently the Director of the Technology Center for the Lu'An Mining Industry (Group) Co. Ltd and a director of the Coal to Liquids Company's Board of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.

Prior to his current positions, Mr. Wang was the Executive Deputy General Manager of the Lu'An Coal to Liquids Company, a subsidiary company of Lu’An. Mr. Wang has received more than ten technology awards for his contributions to the Chinese Coal Mining and Coal to Liquids Industries at the National, Provincial, City, and Company Levels.

David Francisco


Mr. Francisco holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Arizona and attended Harvard Business School – Program for Management Development in 1999. Mr. Francisco is the Chairmen of International Gold Resources and was the non-executive Chairman from August 2007 to present. He was also the Executive VP of Global Operations for Newmont Mining Corp from July 1999 to August 2007 and the Senior VP, International Operations from May 1997 to July 1999.

John T. Owen


Mr. Owen has twenty five years experience as corporate Treasurer, Controller and CFO. His industry experience includes rocky mountain oil and gas, and international mining, production and infrastructure industries, plus nine years in public accounting. He holds a current Colorado Certified Public Accountant license (inactive). Mr. Owen graduated from Beloit College with a BA in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration, Economics emphasis, from the University of California, Berkeley.

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