Leadership

Lewis Black

Lewis Black

Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Black is currently a Partner of Almonty Partners LLC and has over 15 years of experience in the tungsten mining industry. From June 2005 to December 2007, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Primary Metals Inc. (“PMI”), a former TSX-V listed tungsten mining company. Mr. Black also formerly served as head of sales and marketing for SC Mining Tungsten, Thailand.

Daniel D'Amato

Daniel D'Amato

Director

Mr. D’Amato is currently a Partner of Almonty Partners LLC and has extensive experience in the finance industry specializing in portfolio management and private equity. He began his career on Wall Street with Bear Stearns where over nearly a decade he became Managing Director. In 2005, with business partner Lewis Black, Mr. D’Amato co-founded Almonty. From June 2005 to June 2007, he served on the board of directors of Primary Metals Inc., an TSX Venture Exchange listed tungsten mining company, of which Almonty was the majority owner.
Mark Trachuk

Mark Trachuk

Director

Mr. Trachuk currently serves as Counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright, a leading global law firm,  where he practices corporate and securities law with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances. Mr. Trachuk is the former General Counsel and was previously a director of Entertainment One, Ltd. (LSE:ETO), a global entertainment studio, that was a constituent member of the FTSE 250. Prior to joining Entertainment One he was a Senior Partner in the Business Law Group at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, a Canadian-based law firm, where he practised from 1989 to 2018. Mr. Trachuk currently serves on the board of directors of Playmaker Capital, Inc. (TSXV: PMKR), a digital sports media company, where he serves on the Audit Committee and as Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee, and Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. (TSXV: TRBD), a film and television company,  where he serves as Lead Director and Interim Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Trachuk holds a B.A. in Economics from Carleton University, a J.D. from the University of Ottawa and an LL.M. in Corporate Law from the London School of Economics. Mr. Trachuk also received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors through the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management. Mr. Trachuk is called to the bar in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia and is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales.

Dr. Thomas Gutschlag

Dr. Thomas Gutschlag

Director

Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Rohstoff AG (“DRAG”), a public company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange which identifies, develops and divests attractive resource projects in North America, Australia and Europe, with a focus is on the development of oil and gas opportunities within the United States, as well as metals such as gold, copper, rare earth elements, tungsten and tin.

Dr. Gutschlag is a qualified economist with a degree in economics from the University of Heidelberg and a doctorate from the University of Mannheim.

Michael Costa

Michael Costa

Director

Mr Costa is the CEO and a director of Base Carbon Inc. (NEO: “BCBN”).  Base Carbon is in the business of providing capital, development expertise and management operating resources to projects involved primarily in voluntary carbon markets and the broader global ESG economy.  Prior to Base Carbon, Mr. Costa served  as an Executive and Head Portfolio Manager at CMP Funds (Dundee Corporation), UBS Canada Principal Investing, and Goldman Sachs Canada Special Situation Group.  Mr Costa graduated cum laude with honours in Economics from Colgate University. 

Andrew Frazer

Andrew Frazer

Director

Mr Frazer has over 30 years of capital markets experience and is the founder and managing director of Lazarus Corporate Finance Pty Ltd. He formerly held senior roles at Morgan Stanley, Patersons Securities, Hartleys, Azure Capital, focused on equity capital market transactions with clients both locally and internationally. Mr Frazer graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce – Honours, Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws, and has also obtained his CFA Charter, along with a Diploma from the Securities Institute of the Australian Stock Exchange.

Mark Gelmon, CPA, CA

Mark Gelmon, CPA, CA

CFO

Mr. Gelmon obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of British Columbia and subsequently attained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1995 and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C. Mr. Gelmon has provided his expertise to several TSX Venture Exchange listed companies in the capacity of director, chief financial officer and consultant. His background as a CPA, CA, provides the Company with the necessary skills required for financial management, reporting operating results to the Board of Directors, liaison with financial institutions, and compliance with today’s complex regulatory reporting requirements.

Marion McGrath

Marion McGrath

Corporate Secretary

Marion McGrath has been actively engaged in the securities industry for over 30 years specializing in corporate governance and compliance of issuers listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Ms. McGrath is the owner of iO Corporate Services Ltd., which company provides corporate and accounting services to various publicly-traded Canadian companies. Prior to organizing iO Corporate, Ms. McGrath was a senior paralegal with a Vancouver-based securities law firm.

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