John A. Versfelt - Director, President and CEO
Mr. Versfelt, has been a senior officer and a director of the Company since October 1993. He is also a Director, Chairman, President and CEO of Cabo Drilling Corp., a Canadian drilling service company and a British Columbia reporting issuer trading on the TSX Venture Exchange. He is the President of American Resource Management Consultants Inc., a company that has provided management consulting, accounting, administration and paralegal/regulatory services to numerous private and public companies, including the Company, for the past 30 years.
Calvin Lucyshyn, CA - Controller & CFO
Mr. Lucyshyn has held senior financial positions in the drilling industry for over ten years. During that time he implemented management information systems, controls and reporting procedures for existing divisions and new acquisitions, and was responsible for project accounting processes and financial reporting. With NQL Energy Services Inc., a drilling equipment provider with locations in Canada, USA, Venezuela, the Netherlands and the Middle East, he was involved in strategic planning, acquisitions, due diligence and business development. He was the Controller at The Crossing Company, a horizontal drilling company with operations in Canada and the USA. Mr. Lucyshyn received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1993.
Norman E. Brewster - Director
Mr. Brewster, is Vice President and Director of Iberian Minerals Corp. and a Director of Spider Resources Inc., Galantas Gold Corporation and Goldmarca Limited in Toronto, Ontario. He is a professional geologist registered with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, who has been involved in mineral exploration for more than 38 years, managing exploration programs throughout North America, the Caribbean, South America, Africa, Europe and Russia. He is a director and officer of several public companies including Cadillac Ventures Inc. Mr. Brewster, has been a director of the Company since April, 2005.
Alex Caldwell - Director
Mr. Caldwell is deeply experienced in regulatory, legal, and treasury aspects of public companies. He was the Secretary of the Company from 2001 to 2011, and a director since May, 2003. Prior to joining the Company, he was Assistant Corporate Secretary of Aurizon Mines Ltd. He has provided property management, corporate secretarial and administration services to public companies since June, 1980.
Robert M. Drago - Director
Mr. Drago, is a businessman and entrepreneur residing in the Toronto area. He is the co-founder, and has been President and CEO of Ontario Metal Industry Ltd., Drago Mechanical Contracting, and Drago Mechanical Service Ltd, since 1988. Mr. Drago, has been a director of the Company since April, 2005.
Peter M. Miller - Director
Mr. Miller has over 42 years experience in the global mining industry, commencing his career as a geologist at the West Rand gold mines in South Africa. Mr. Miller then became involved in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. In the late 1970’s he was voted the country’s top mining analyst on several occasions. Shortly thereafter, he was the founding member and director of MasterBore, which grew, over a five year period, to become South Africa’s second largest drilling company. Mr. Miller, subsequently held senior positions in the corporate finance and research departments of both Shearson Lehman Brothers and Yorkton Securities. Currently, Mr. Miller is President & CEO of Eurotin Inc. Mr. Miller has been a director of the Company since June, 2007.
James M. Patterson - Director
Dr. Patterson, is a well-rounded industry professional, experienced with major and junior exploration companies and consultant groups in Canada, Ireland, SE Asia and South America. He brings with him a solid understanding of mineral exploration, mining development, investor relations, funding generation and environmental management. He was Vice President Exploration for FNX Mining Company Inc. from April 2002 to May 2005, Vice President and Executive Consultant from May 2005 to July 2006. Dr. Patterson is a Director of Merrex Gold, Search Minerals, Frontline Gold and Southeast Asia Mining. Dr. Patterson has been a director of the Company since June, 2006.