Management and Technical
Dr. Brian Penney PhD, DIC, P. Eng.
Dr. Penney has been serving as Chairman and interim CFO, and in his new role as CEO brings extensive business and financial acumen to the Company. Dr. Penney has extensive experience in guiding early stage companies, both as CEO and Chairman. Recent positions include founding CEO of TARA a Halifax based Telecoms R&D firm, Chairman and CEO of Abrideanin Halifax; Chairman of Intertainment Media Inc, a TSX-V public company in Toronto; CEO and Chairman of e-djuster Inc in Ottawa. He has been a board member of several government and academic-industry boards as well including the Communications Research Centre and CANARIE. Earlier in his career he held various research and academic positions in physics and in computing science and worked as a software engineer, system architect and development manager at Bell Northern Research and other companies in the telecommunications industry. Brian holds a Ph.D. in high energy nuclear physics from Imperial College of Science & Technology, University of London and is a professional engineer.
Corporate attorney based in Chicago, Il. Currently General Counsel of Asia Pacific for Navstar Inc. Focussed on M&A, Joint Ventures, and divestitures. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Greg Davison MSc, PGeo
Vice-President Exploration, Director
Mr. Davison is a professional consulting exploration geologist, project manager and ore mineralogist with forty-two years of practical exploration, commercial laboratory and project management experience from diverse geological settings in more than forty countries. Mr. Davison has epithermal Au-Ag, skarn, VMS, porphyry and gemstone expertise among others from exploration targeting and remote field operations through ore mineralogy and process development. Greg graduated with an MSc in Geological Sciences from Brock University and an Honours BSc in Geology from Dalhousie University, and is a professional geologist (P.Geo.) licensed with the Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC).
Mr. Brown has over 30 years of business experience. He has served as on the board of directors of eight companies in total, ranging from technology to mineral exploration and oil and gas. He is currently director of Kingman Resources, a TSX-Venture listed precious metals exploration company.
Mr. Thieneman was formerly the President of Caterpillar Inc. Forest Products Division, and currently serves as Chairman for LiuGong Americas. LiuGong Machinery is one of China's largest construction and mining equipment manufacturers with sales and operations worldwide. He is a global executive with decades of experience in turnarounds of manufacturing operations and end-to-end businesses; and with extensive on-the-ground experience in China and India. He previously Chaired the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council infrastructure committee while leading delegations to Indonesia and Vietnam. Mr. Thieneman is a graduate of Duke University, Juris Doctorate, with honors. His previous experience includes working as a licensed attorney and Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois.
Camilla Cormier, CPA
30 years experience as CFO and Controller, including 14 years with public companies.
Dr. Craig Gibson, Ph.D., CPG, is the Company's external Qualified Person for the Pino de Plata project within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"), under TSX guidelines.
Craig Gibson received his Ph.D. (1992), and M.S. (1987) in Economic Geology and Geochemistry from the Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada, Reno and B.S. (1984) in Earth Sciences from the University of Arizona. He has been active in the exploration industry in Mexico since 1993, and founded Prospeccion y Desarrollo Minero del Norte, S.A. de C.V. (ProDeMin) based in Chihuahua, Mexico, in 2009, a consulting firm providing a broad spectrum of exploration related services to the mining industry, including regional and local geology, drilling supervision, project management and oversight, as well as land and legal studies and Mexico accounting. Dr. Gibson is also a Director of Garibaldi Resources Corp., a Vancouver based junior exploration company, and a Qualified Person for work performed on properties in Mexico, and previously co-founded and was Vice President of Exploration for EXMIN Resources Inc., a public company on the Vancouver Stock Exchange and later acquired by Dia Bras Exploration (now Sierra Metals). Dr. Gibson has a proven track record in exploration of ore deposits in Mexico where he has been involved in several major mineral deposit discoveries, including most recently the Ana Paula Gold deposit in Guerrero State. He was also responsible for assembling extensive land packages in several important districts with excellent exploration potential, resulting in several Joint Venture agreements with major international mining companies as well as Canadian junior explorers, and was instrumental in the reactivation of the Moris mine in Chihuahua State with Hochschild Mining. Dr. Gibson is a Certified Professional Geologist of the American Institute of Professional Geologists and has also published technical articles on a variety of mineral deposits in several journals.