Mr. Robert Duess is a professional geologist and was previously Canadian project manager for West Timmins Mining Inc. prior to its acquisition by Lake Shore Gold in the fall of 2009 in an all share deal valued at $424 million. In his role with West Timmins Mining, and predecessor Band-Ore Resources Inc., Mr. Duess was responsible for the discovery of the Golden River Trend and the acquisition of the Thunder Creek Property which now hosts the high-grade Thunder Creek gold deposit in Timmins, Ontario. Mr. Duess is a 25 year veteran of the Abitibi gold province and will provide technical advisory services to the Company.
Mr. MacInnis has over thirty years experience in worldwide mineral exploration - including Mexico. He has managed and directed multi-million dollar exploration programs for Noranda Exploration, Battle Mountain Gold/Hemlo Gold, and Sargold Resources. Mr. MacInnis has extensive global experience in property acquisitions and joint venture negotiations and operation. A significant number of mineral discoveries have been made under the guidance of Mr. MacInnis. Discoveries include gold and base metal deposits in the US, Canada and Mexico. Mr. MacInnis is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo) and is a graduate of Saint Francis Xavier University with a BSc. in Geology. Mr. MacInnis will provide technical advisory services to the Company.
Mr. Strong serves as President of Technology Development Corporation and Chairman of Environmental Capital Corporation which are engaged in investment in and development of technology based businesses. Since 2005, Mr. Strong has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of S3 Holdings, Inc. of Ottawa, Canada. S3 Holdings was created to develop, primarily through its affiliate, Cosmos International Inc., business opportunities and provide strategic services to Chinese and international companies in the technology, mining and metals, health care, real estate, transportation, and energy sectors. Earlier in his career, Mr. Strong served for three years as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Canada. Mr. Strong will provide corporate advisory services to the Company focused primarily on business development and M&A opportunities.