ZIGURDS R. VITOLS
President & CEO / Director
Mr. Vitols has served as the President, Mid-South Division, of Martin Marietta Material Inc. Martin Marietta, an American-based company and a member of the S&P 500 Index, is a leading supplier of aggregates and heavy building materials, with operations spanning 32 states, Canada and the Caribbean. Mr. Vitols worked as the Northeast Regional Manager for W. R. GRACE & Co, a publicly traded company which produces specialty chemicals and materials and operates in over 40 countries. Mr. Vitols has a Masters of International Business (MBA) from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland & studied Civil Engineering Technology at Mohawk College, Hamilton, Canada.
RASOOL MOHAMMAD / B. Sc (Mining Engineering)
Chief Operating Officer / Director
Mr. Mohammad received a B.Sc. (Mining Engineering) from the NWFP University of Engineering and Technology in Peshawar, Pakistan in 1991. He has over 20 years experience in the mining and mineral exploration industry. Mr. Mohammad has worked for companies such as BHP, Miramar Mining, Hunter Dickinson Inc., Cumberland Resources Ltd., and several other Canadian exploration companies and has worked on mining projects in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Brazil. He speaks English, Spanish, Urdu, and Pashto.
Director of Sales / North America
Mr. Palomarez graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas with a Bachelor of Science. Mr. Palomarez most recently spent 10 years with Baker Hughes Incorporated, where he held various sales and leadership roles for Drilling & Completions products and services within the North America market including pressure pumping services. With a specific focus on unconventional applications in key basins such as the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford Shale, Marcellus Shale, and the Bakken, Vincent brings vast knowledge of the value drivers required to develop successful product campaigns in the highly volatile shale plays.
DARREN URQUHART / CPA, CA
Mr. Urquhart is a Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years of experience working in both public practice and industry. Mr. Urquhart is presently engaged in public practice accounting offering CFO and accounting services to TSX Venture Exchange listed exploration companies in the Vancouver area. Mr. Urquhart began his career working as an audit accountant with Grant Thornton LLP, then later worked as a senior tax accountant with Lohn Caulder Chartered Accountants and more recently served as a consultant to an international private equity company. Mr. Urquhart obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2001 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. In 1995, Mr. Urquhart obtained his B.A.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) from the University of British Columbia.
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