Management

 

kim_tylerKim Tyler, President, CEO, and a Director 

Mr. R. Kim Tyler, P.Geo., has been appointed President, CEO and a Director of the Company. Mr. Tyler is a mining and exploration professional with over 40 years of progressive management and executive experience in gold, base metals and industrial minerals with companies including Vale, Rio Tinto, Royal Oak Mines and Cominco Ltd. Mr. Tyler brings strong technical expertise that, besides mineral exploration, includes mine operations management experience in both open pit and underground mining operations. Since 2007 Mr. Tyler has served as President and Director of Canadian Arrow Mines Limited, a junior exploration and development company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. During his tenure leading the executive team through exploration to pre-development phases, Mr. Tyler has managed successful financings, property acquisitions, NI 43-101 Resource and PEA studies, and various mining agreements including First Nations, custom milling and concentrate off-take agreements. Under his leadership the Company was awarded “Developer of the Year” in 2008 by the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors and Developers Association and received a public award of recognition for best business practices by the Grand Chief of the First Nations within Treaty #3. Mr. Tyler has also held positions as Manager of Projects Evaluation North America for a TSX listed mid-tier gold producer as well as Operations Manager for two other TSX-listed junior gold development companies.

Mr. Tyler is a Professional Geoscientist registered in both British Columbia and Ontario. He has worked within both junior and major mining and exploration environments. As such he has had exposure to innovation and best industry practices from a number of corporate cultures.

 

terry_bybergTerrence H. Byberg, Vice President and a Director 

Mr. Byberg has 43 years of international mining experience in Canada, USA, Mexico, Greece, Australia and the Philippines, with extensive public company experience in the areas of management, production and operations.

He has been: Founder and Vice President of Mining for Chieftain Metals, Inc; Founder, President and CEO of Silver Eagle Mines, Inc.; President and Chief Operating Officer of Philippine Gold; General Manager for Exall Resources; General Manager for TVX in Northern Quebec and Greece; and General Manager for Royal Oak in Yellowknife, NWT.

Mr. Byberg began his career, in 1972, with the Dome Group in Red Lake where, during a 17 year period, he worked as a Surveyor and Ventilation Engineer, Miner, Shift Boss, Training and Safety Superintendent, Assistant Mine Superintendent and Mine Superintendent. Still within the Dome Group he transferred to Detour Lake Mine, based in Timmins Ontario, where he was the Production Superintendent from 1988 thru 1990.

Mr. Byberg is a Graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines.

 

richard_meschkeRichard Meschke, Chief Financial Officer

Richard Meschke has nearly forty years of experience in financial, legal, corporate development and commercial roles within the mining and engineering industries, initially with major companies and more recently in the junior mining sector.

Meschke was chief financial officer and vice president, legal and corporate development for Century Mining Corporation with operations in Quebec and Peru, and has held similar responsibilities with other junior companies Tamerlane Ventures Inc. and Module Resources Inc. (now New Carolin Gold Corp.) 

During the initial 20 years of his career with AMAX Inc. and its successor, Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, Meschke held executive positions in the energy and base and precious metals groups and at corporate headquarters.

Meschke’s experience also includes five years with AMEC plc, the engineering and construction services company, where in commercial management roles he evaluated, negotiated, managed and monitored the financial performance of contracts for the design and construction of energy, industrial and mining projects.

Meschke has also managed fuel procurement and contracts for an electric utility, Carolina Power and Light, which is now part of Duke Energy. Meschke’s education includes a law degree and an MBA with concentration in finance.

 

mike_pageMichael Page, FAusIMM, Vice President Exploration and a Director

Michael Page is also the President of Exploration Services Int'l, a 22 year old consulting company that focuses on metals exploration and mining. He was CEO Maple Minerals Corp., now owned by Trevali Mining Corp, which owns the Caribou mine and mill near Bathurst, New Brunswick. He was previously Vice President of MC Intergeo, which manages the mining assets of Mikhail Prokhorov, one of the world's wealthiest men. Formerly Mr. Page was Director for Geological Exploration at MMC Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest producer of nickel and palladium and one of the leading producers of platinum and copper. Previously he was Vice President of the Ivanhoe Mines group of companies in China and Southern Africa, and Exploration Manager for Golden Shamrock Mines in West Africa and Australia. Before that, he was Chief Geologist Americas with Australian mining giant WMC, and was involved in the exploration of the Olympic Dam uranium-copper-gold-silver ore body, the world's largest uranium deposit. As a consultant, his clients have included WMC Resources, BHP Billiton, Gold Fields, and Rio Tinto.