an experienced board and management team
John F. O'Donnell, BA (Economics), LLB, Chairman of the Board - Mr. O'Donnell is counsel to the Toronto law firm of Stikeman Keeley Spiegel LLP and is primarily involved in the field of corporate and securities law. Mr. O’Donnell has an extensive background serving as counsel to, or as a director, officer, or chairman of several publicly listed technology and resource companies with projects located in North America, South America, Africa, Europe and other jurisdictions.
Edward L. Ellwood, MBA, President, CEO - Mr. Ellwood is an entrepreneur specialized in the resource sector with over 30 years experience building and managing teams in pursuit of mineral exploration or production opportunities. Mr. Ellwood has built and led a fully integrated cobalt-nickel chemicals producer, successfully sourced finance resulting in mineral discoveries, and served as a senior officer or director of a number of publicly traded mineral companies.
Eric Plexman, Corporate Secretary & CFO - Mr. Plexman has 40 years experience serving as a senior officer or director of publicly traded mineral exploration and development companies. Mr. Plexman has been involved in projects that range from grass-roots exploration to advanced ore delineation, bulk sampling and mineral processing in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Mr. Plexman’s specialty is in the unique regulatory and reporting requirements of public mineral companies and is responsible for the daily administration, financial, and regulatory compliance of the company.
Paul V. Teodorovici, Vice-President Business Development - Mr. Teodorovici is responsible for corporate finance and is an important contributor to the Company's business development. Mr. Teodorovici provides the Company with a network of international financial contacts acquired during more than 30 years of experience as a senior officer or director of resource companies. He has been an integral part of management teams that were responsible for successful start-up, re-organization and merger transactions involving public companies on most of the Canadian stock exchanges.
Richard C. Capps, PhD, RPG, SME Reg. Geo., Director, Qualified Person - Over 30 years of field and management experience in gold, base metals, uranium, and industrial minerals exploration and development in Nevada, California, Montana, Kansas, Arizona, southeastern United States, Suriname and Mexico. Mr. Capps has been an important team member in the discovery ofmines in production today.
Luard J. Manning, P.Eng., Director, Qualified Person - Mining engineer with extensive experience working and consulting on mine development and production projects over the past 40 years. This work includes projects or properties in Canada, Latin America, the United States, England and Australia.
Kent Britton, BA Economics, Director - Chair of the Company's Environmental, Safety & Audit Committees. C o-owner of a rapidly growing environmental and waste management company active in the Alberta oil sand projects and other areas. Formerly COO, Asia, for one of North America's leading real estate groups with responsibility for 1,100 staff and 6 offices spanning 4 countries. Twenty years experience serving as director or advisor to publicly traded mineral companies in the environmental, finance and communications areas. Has attained Level 2 of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Program.
Clifford Wiebe, Director - IT consultant specializing in cloud based technology systems and business process. Architect of Peloton’s global data management system. Over 23 years experience in IT and 10 years as a director of publicly traded mineral companies.