is a diversified resource company focused on creating shareholder value through the development of large-scale industrial mineral portfolios
in specific commodities and jurisdictions
that will fuel the new energy economy
. The Company is uniquely positioned to pursue this strategy and controls significant interest in lithium, magnesium and silicon
assets throughout North America.
- Recognize Opportunity: Identify commodities & jurisdictions where large-scale development opportunities exist
Build Asset Portfolio: Aggressive acquisition to quickly build and enhance long-term portfolio value
Implement Strategy: Engage industry experts to mitigate execution risk and rapidly increase time to market
Our Value Proposition
- Industrial Minerals Focus: Diversified portfolios of lithium, magnesium and silicon assets
Size & Scale: Regional control in majority of industrial mineral projects in the jurisdictions we operate
Tier-One Jurisdictions: Operating in secure, resource-friendly regions of North America
Near-Term Potential: Focused on assets that offer streamlined development timelines and low initial capital expenditures
Strategic Partners: Partnerships that provide financing, engineering expertise and low-cost energy solutions
Marc Bruner / Chairman of the Board
Mr. Bruner was previously the Chairman and CEO of Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. and served as Ultra Petroleum’s founding Chairman where he was involved in developing the Pinedale Anticline in Wyoming, which is now recognized as one of the largest unconventional natural gas fields in the United States. While serving these companies, Mr. Bruner oversaw negotiations and contracts with global oil and gas companies including Halliburton, Exxon Mobil, Questar Gas and Hess Corporation. Previously, Mr. Bruner founded Pennaco Energy Inc. to explore and develop coal bed methane properties in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana. In March 2000, the company was sold to Marathon Oil for US $550 million.
Jared Lazerson / President, CEO and Director
Mr. Lazerson has worked in the mining and technology industries since 1994 with companies including Osprey Systems (GPS and Digital Mapping), United Helicopters, Copper Island Mines and Manto Resources. Mr. Lazerson holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael Reimann (Ph.D) / CFO and Director
Dr. Reimann graduated in Engineering Physics from the Royal Military College of Canada, and obtained a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of British Columbia. He has over 45 years of experience in senior corporate management in both public and private companies. Most recently Mr. Reimann served as CFO of Skana Capital (TSX.V: SKN) and PNG Gold (TSX.V: PNG).
Andris Kikauka (P. Geo) / VP of Exploration and Director
Mr. Kikauka is a geologist with over 30 year of experience. From 1996 to 2012 he was Project Geologist overseeing exploration programs at Goldrea Resources. Mr. Kikauka is Project Geologist for Rio Minerals as well as a director of American Manganese Inc. (TSX.V: AMY), which is focused on mineral properties and commodities used in the steel industry. He holds a B.Sc. in Structural Geology, Mineralogy & Petrology from Brock University.
Lyndon Patrick (LLB) / Director
Mr. Patrick is a Vancouver-based, independently practicing lawyer. He has practiced in British Columbia since 2001 in the areas of litigation and real estate. He holds an LLB from the University of Alberta, and an MA and BA from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Patrick is an independent director of the Company.
H. David Read (MBA) / Director
Mr. Read has been a financial analyst for approximately 40 years. Mr. Read is a former director of Geostar Metals Inc. (TSX.V: GOS) and of Mena Hydrocarbons Inc. (TSX.V: MNH). He holds a BA from University of British Columbia and an MBA from Stanford University. Mr. Read is an independent director of the Company.
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