Management Mr. Elsiario Antunez de Mayolo - Vice President of Operations
Mr. Antunez de Mayolo was previously the Director of Operations for Southern Copper Corporation's ("SCC") Cuajone mine and concentrator complex, one of the largest mines in Peru. Prior to 2000, Mr. Antunez de Mayolo was Cuajone Mine Manager, Manager of Technical Services and Superintendent of Geology for SCC. Mr. Antunez de Mayolo has close to 30 years experience in the Peruvian mining industry in all areas of mine development including community relations, environmental permitting, mine planning, concentrator optimization, hydrogeology/water resources, reserve expansion, and exploration.
Christian Rios, Exploration Manager
Christian Rios brings 8 years of experience in integrated mineral exploration for gold, silver, and copper within different deposit types. His experience includes work in Yanacocha (largest gold mine in Latin America), and he has been working for 5 years with Bear Creek Mining throughout Peru. Christian received his Bachelor degree in Geological Engineering from San Marcos University in Lima and his Masters Degree in the Lowell Program in Economic Geology at the University of Arizona. Mr. Rios completed the initial geologic evaluations and drilling recommendations at the Company's newest silver discovery, Santa Ana.
Mr. Tony Balestrini - Manager of Corporate Affairs
Mr. Balestrini, has extensive experience in the field of Corporate Public Affairs, including corporate communications, community relations and sustainable development to international standards. He worked for Barrick for 11 years and was a key executive in the construction and successful launching of both the Pierina and Alto Chicama-Lagunas Norte gold mines, he also supported operations in Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. He then became the Latin America Corporate Public Affairs Director for Tyco Fire and Security, Division of Tyco Int. He has helped advance the Toromocho mining project for China Aluminum Corporation. Mr. Balestrini holds a Physical Science degree from the US naval Academy, Annapolis Maryland, a Electronics Specialty form the Royal Spanish Navy, various management courses and has attended the Center of Corporate Public Affairs in Melbourne Australia.