CORPORATE

 

strategy

Focus on high quality natural graphite

Low capital cost

Short lead time to market

Accelerated Graphene Integration

Small scale production

Use cash flow for expansion/acquisition

Develop superior products for end users

Management and directors

Sheldon Inwentash

Executive Chairman, CO-CEO

Mr. Inwentash, a resource sector entrepreneur, is Chairman and CEO, of ThreeD Capital Inc., a Toronto based venture capital firm specializing in investments in junior resources, technology, and biotechnology markets. Through two decades leading Pinetree Capital, Mr. Inwentash created significant shareholder value through early investments in Queenstone Mining (acquired by Osisko Mining Corp. for $550 million), Aurelian Resources (acquired by Kinross for $1.2 billion), and Gold Eagle Mines (acquired by Goldcorp for $1.5 billion) to name a few. 

Arno Brand

CO-CEO

Mr. Brand, is a  Namibian entrepreneur with 12 years of experience working on major construction and mining projects in Africa. He has been involved in numerous public transactions and financings he is an experienced commodity Trader/Broker.

RoDger Roden

CFO

Mr. Roden, CPA CA, has more than 30 years of industry experience and has worked as Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer with public and private companies in a broad range of industries including the mineral sector.  His experience includes all aspects of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, IT implementations, tax, and business systems and process analyses and implementation. 

Denis Laviolette

Director

Mr. Laviolette brings more than a decade of experience as an exploration geologist and mining professional, having worked on three different continents. During his time in Northern Ontario (Timmins, Kirkland Lake and Red Lake), Norway and Ghana, he took on a diverse array of tasks, including advanced mine operations, start-up mine management, QA/QC, grass roots exploration, and financing and acquisitions. Denis is currently a director of Xtra-Gold Resources Corp, Northern Sphere Mining Corp. and Tartisan Resources Corp. He received his B.Sc, Earth Science (Geology) from Brock University

Daniel Bloch

Director

Mr. Bloch, is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada for 18 years as well as being registered as a Foreign Lawyer with the Israeli Bar Association. Daniel’s practice is global in nature and focuses on domestic and international matters in all areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and securities law. Daniel has advised on joint ventures and partnership structures in over 20 countries. Daniel regularly travels to South Africa, Europe and North America, where he has lectured on matters relating to financing structures for international joint ventures and the financing of oil and gas exploration projects.

Steven Gray

Director

Mr. Gray has worked in the mining industry for 25 years since graduating with BSc. Geology from Carleton University of Ottawa. As a Professional Geoscientist (P. Geo) and “Qualified Person” under NI 43-101, Steve possesses diverse experience within the Resource Management sector.  His efforts include ascension from Mine Geologist to Chief Geologist with notables Placer Dome, Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting, and Kirkland Lake Gold combined with significant Mining and Geologic Consulting. Currently Mr. Gray is Vice President of Northern Sphere Mining Corp (C.NSM), advancing projects in both Canada’s Sudbury Nickel District and in the United States’ Arizona’s Copper Porphyry District.  

Bill Johnstone

Corporate Secretary

Mr. Johnstone has been a partner at Gardiner Roberts LLP since February of 2005 practicing in the areas of securities and corporate law. He is the Practice Leader of the firm’s Securities Law Group. Mr. Johnstone has been practicing law for over thirty (30) years. He is also a director and/or officer of five other TSX Venture Exchange listed companies and three Canadian Securities Exchange listed companies.

Advisors

Dr, Ian Flint

Advisor

Dr. Flint has more than 25 years’ experience in the graphite industry including more recent work in the growing field of graphene manufacture and commercialization. Dr. Flint’s experience includes process design, test work, pilot plants, equipment design, physical processing and materials development. He has worked as metallurgist, and/or director of more than 30 graphite/graphene projects worldwide. Dr. Flint holds a Ph.D. in mining and mineral processing engineering (2001) from the University of British Columbia and has more than 10 years of teaching mining engineering and graphite processing at Dalhousie University in Halifax.