Brian LeBlanc P. Eng – Chief Operating Officer
Brian has over 35 years of industry experience with the majority of his career in mine development and operations at the Williams Mine in Hemlo, the Kubaka Mine in Far East Russia, the Grasberg in Indonesia and the Lac des Iles in Ontario.
Brian has also managed engineering departments, led underground mine development projects, managed feasibility studies and was employed by mine contractors. His experience includes iron ore, base metals, gold and PGMs utilizing open pit, narrow vein and bulk underground mining methods.
Malcom Buck P. Eng – VP Project Development
Malcolm is a professional mining engineer with over 30 years of diverse engineering and operations experience, in Canada and internationally, gaining corporate, engineering and mine development experience with Falconbridge, Noranda, Placer Dome and major consulting companies. He has extensive expertise in feasibility studies preparation and mine projects engineering / management and construction. Malcolm also has extensive experience conducting company and mineral project evaluations, technical due diligence and strategic planning activities. He has worked on base metal, gold, platinum group metals, iron ore, molybdenum, uranium and other mineral projects.
Eric Hinton P. Eng – VP Technical Services
Eric is a professional mining engineer with over 30 years of underground and open pit mining experience in Canada, United States, Ghana and Zimbabwe. Eric has worked in both technical services and operations for: Gold corp and Rubicon as well as a consulting engineer with firms such as Golder Associates and Boge-Boge. He has driven change management for underground automated mining systems, developed protocols for bulk sampling and has several patents related to automated mining.
John Corkery P. Eng – VP Geology
John is an acclaimed exploration and Chief Geologist with more than 15 years experience in platinum group element (PGE), copper, volcanogenic massive sulphide ore deposits (VMS), gold, and commodities expert in PGE, copper, and nickel. Worked extensively in Scandinavia, Northern Europe, and North America on deposit, regional and continental projects. John has managed large budgets and has extensive experience in geology and resources assessment and modelling for new mine projects and mining operations. He has extensive experience in base metals-zinc and lead.
Dan Peldiak P. Eng – VP Metallurgy & Processing
Metallurgical with more than 30 years experienced in engineering and processing plant operations in gold and base metals internationally.
Vincent MacNeil P. Eng – Site General Manager
Vincent has over 36 years of experience in all aspects of mine operations and management. Extensive expertise in building, start-ups and mining operations. Knowledgeable in all aspects of mine supervision and management. He has many years of underground mining experience and base metals and zinc experience.
Kris Hutton P. Eng – Mine Operation Execution Manager
Kris has over 15 years of experience in Engineering and Project Management. Kris worked for North American Palladium’s Lac Des Isles Mine, PT Red path Indonesia (Freeport: Grasberg), Barrick Gold’s Hemlo Operations and for Nord Pro/Nordmin, a mining consultancy firm, as a Projects Engineer at Gold corp’s Mussel white Mine and Rubicon’s Phoenix Project.