Management

“The possibility of the mine reopening and bringing new people to the town is exciting”

-Kevin Mullin, Mayor of Schreiber

 "Metallum's Superior Deposit , at a spectacular 18% zinc, will be a key economic driver for Northwestern Ontario, and at the same time be a major contributor of zinc metal for the steel industry.”

- John Mason, Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission

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President and CEO, Director
Kerem
Usenmez

Mr. Usenmez is a Geological Engineer and a mining entrepreneur with over 20 years of global experience and has worked in various technical and leadership roles. After working with various VMS deposits and discoveries while working with Inco, Vale and Amec, he managed a drilling company, where the company grew during the downturn. He worked in numerous VMS deposits in Canada, such as Duck Pond NFLD, Bathurst in New Brunswick, and in Northern Manitoba, mainly in base metals, such as Zinc. He co-owns Atom Bits, a rapidly growing diamond drilling bit manufacturer in Canada. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the PDAC, is the Chair of the Securities Committee of the PDAC, and the Co-Chair of the Public Affairs Committee of the PDAC. 

 

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Chief Financial Offficer
Kevin
Bales

Mr. Bales has over 20 years of financial reporting experience in mining and information technology industries. He currently serves as CFO for several public junior exploration companies with operations in Canada, the U.S,. Latin America, and Europe. Mr. Bales holds a Bachelor of Management degree with a major in accounting.

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Exploration Manager
Andrew
Tims

Mr. Tims is a seasoned exploration geologist with more than 30 years of experience. He has worked in the gold camps of Geraldton, Kirkland Lake-Timmins, and Red Lake including 8 years with Rainy River Resources in northwestern Ontario. Mr. Tims has led and managed a number of successful exploration projects including platinum exploration in the far north of Ontario, kimberlite (diamond) exploration in the Timiskaming structural zone, and volcanogenic massive sulfide exploration in the Abitibi and Wabigoon greenstone belts.

 

Andrew recently worked for the Ontario Geological Survey as the Regional Land-Use Geologist, Mineral Deposits Compilation Geoscientist for northwestern Ontario, and as a Mineral Exploration and Development Consultant dealing with Exploration Plan and Permit applications.

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Technical Advisor
Dr.Mark
Cruise

Dr. Mark Cruise is an exploration and mining professional with in excess of 25-years global experience. Having discovered, developed or operated mines in Europe, South America, Canada and Africa. Most recently Mark founded Trevali Mining where he grew the company from an initial discovery to a global top-ten zinc producer. Mark has held a variety of professional and executive positions with Anglo American and various TSX / TSX-V listed exploration and development companies. Mark holds a Bachelor of Geology and a Doctorate of Geology from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He is a professional member of the Institute of Geologists of Ireland and the European Federation of Geologists. 

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Technical Advisor
David 
Laing

Mr. Laing is a mining engineer and independent mining executive with global experience. He was formerly Chief Operating Officer for Equinox Gold, True Gold Mining, and COO and EVP of Quintana Resources Capital. David was an original executive of Endeavour Mining, a gold producer in West Africa. He is the chairman of Fortuna Silver Mines and has previously held senior positions in mining investment banking and debt advisory at Endeavour Financial, Standard Bank, MRDI, Bema Gold Corp.

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Consulting Geologist
James R.
Pickell

Mr. Pickell is a professional geoscientist and President of Orca Geosciences Ltd., which provides
technical consulting services to the global mining industry.  Mr. Pickell has over 45 years of exploration
and mining experience primarily with Anglo American plc and Orca Geosciences Ltd internationally,
throughout North America, Africa, Europe and South America.  Mr. Pickell has initiated and directed the
work responsible for the discovery of several economic and near economic volcanogenic massive
sulphide (VMS) and magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE deposits within Canada.  Mr. Pickell is a recipient of the PDAC Bill Dennis Prospector of the Year Award (2001) for the discovery of VMS deposits in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake Greenstone Belt, Manitoba, Canada.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Board Chairman
Simon
Ridgway

Mr. Ridgway is a mining entrepreneur and financier who has had significant success in precious metal exploration, financing and leading teams that have gone from grassroots discoveries through to production. Simon is a founder of Fortuna Silver Mines, Radius Gold, Volcanic Gold Inc and is the founder and Chairman of Metallum Resources.

 

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Director
Adam 
Kiley 

Adam Kiley has over 18 years’ experience in the mining sector with a depth of experience in providing corporate and financial advisory services. Adam holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University in Western Australia. He is also currently a corporate development executive with Lotus Resources Limited (ASX:LOT) and Frontier Energy (ASX:FTE).

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Director
Grant 
Davey

Grant Davey is an experienced entrepreneur with 30 years of senior management and operational
experience in the development, construction, and operation of precious metals, base metals, uranium, and bulk commodities around the world.

More recently, he has been involved in venture capital investments in several exploration and mining projects and has been instrumental in the acquisition and development of the Honeymoon uranium mine in South Australia, the Panda Hill niobium project in Tanzania, the Superior Lake zinc project in Ontario, the Cape Ray gold project in Newfoundland and the acquisition of the Kaylekera Uranium mine in Malawi from Paladin.

He is currently a Director of Cradle Resources Limited
(ASX:CXX), Lotus Resources Limited (ASX:LOT), and Frontier Energy (ASX:FHE), and is a member of the
Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

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President and CEO, Director
Kerem
Usenmez

Mr. Usenmez is a Geological Engineer and a mining entrepreneur with over 20 years of global experience and has worked in various technical and leadership roles. After working with various VMS deposits and discoveries while working with Inco, Vale and Amec, he managed a drilling company, where the company grew during the downturn. He worked in numerous VMS deposits in Canada, such as Duck Pond NFLD, Bathurst in New Brunswick, and in Northern Manitoba, mainly in base metals, such as Zinc. He co-owns Atom Bits, a rapidly growing diamond drilling bit manufacturer in Canada. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the PDAC and is the Co-Chair of Public Affairs Committee.