On August 8, 2016, the Company formed Lithortech Resources Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company to serve as its operating subsidiary for lithium resource exploration and development. On June 29, 2018, the Company changed the name of Lithortech Resources to LithiumOre Corp. (“LithiumOre”).
On May 3, 2019, the Company changed it’s name to American Battery Metals Corporation and reorganized into three divisions; Battery Metals Mining, Battery Metals Extraction and Battery Metals Recycling.
American Battery Metals Corporation currently has mining claims on 26,000 acres in the area known as the Western Nevada Basin, situated in Railroad Valley in Nye County, Nevada (the “WNB Claim”). In the second half of 2017, we engaged experts to evaluate the region and the WNB Claim to target on- site exploration efforts and determined that 260 claims of the WNB Claim were appropriate for the Company’s planned exploration, which we begin in April 2019. With many features similar to Clayton Valley and with no exploration work targeting lithium to date, Railroad Valley represents a new and untested target for lithium brine.
The Railroad Valley brine exploration can build on both the dense existing oil field data and the experiences at Clayton Valley and other Lithium brine basins to target potential brine aquifers.
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Doug Cole - CEO
Doug Cole is currently the CEO of American Battery Metals Corporation (OTC Markets: ABML), a lithium resource exploration and development company headquartered in Nevada. Mr. Cole, age 62, has also been a Partner with Objective Equity LLC since 2005, a boutique investment bank focused on the high technology, data analytics and the mining sector. Mr. Cole currently serves on the Board of Directors of eWellness Healthcare Corporation (EWLL). Since 1977 Mr. Cole has held various executive roles, including Chairman, Executive Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of multiple public corporations. From May 2000 to September 2005, he was also the Director of Lair of the Bear, The University of California Family Camp located in Pinecrest, California. During the period between 1991 and 1996 he was the CEO of HealthSoft and he also founded and operated Great Bear Technology, which acquired Sony Image Soft and Starpress, then went public and eventually sold to Graphix Zone. In 1995 Mr. Cole was honored by NEA, a leading venture capital firm, as CEO of the year. In 1997 Mr. Cole became CEO of NetAmerica until merging in 1999. Since 1982 he has been very active with the University of California, Berkeley mentoring early-stage technology companies. Mr. Cole has extensive experience in global M&A and global distributions. He obtained his BA in Social Sciences from UC Berkeley in 1978.
Ryan Melsert - Chief Technical Officer
Ryan is the CTO at ABMC, overseeing all aspects of the company’s battery metal extraction and battery recycling divisions. Ryan is accelerating the development and implementation of ABMC’s proprietary battery metal extraction technologies and battery recycling programs with the planning and construction of a multi-functional facility. Ryan has worked throughout the renewable energy systems development field for almost 20 years and specializes in the development and scale-up of highly innovative first-of-kind systems. This development process consists of fundamental conceptual design, rigorous thermodynamic and process modeling, design and fabrication of bench-scale prototypes, construction and operation of integrated pilot systems, and implementation of commercial-scale systems. Prior to joining ABMC Ryan worked at Tesla as the R&D Manager for their Battery Metals Processing group, at Southern Research as an R&D Manager within their Advanced Energy & Transportation Technologies division, and at Lockheed Martin as a Fluid Dynamics Engineer. His education includes an MS Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Georgia Tech, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University.
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