President, CEO & Director
Mr. Wagner is a Professional Geologist with 25 years of exploration and corporate development experience. Mr. Wagner spent the first 10 years of his career with two of Canada’s largest and most successful exploration and mining companies (Noranda (now Glencore) and Cominco (now Teck)) as a project geologist and manager in North and South America.
In 1999 Mr. Wagner became Vice-President, Exploration for New Millennium Metals Corp. which was successfully merged with Platinum Group Metals Ltd. in 2002. Mr. Wagner served as Exploration Manager for TSX-listed Platinum Group Metals through the acquisition, discovery, and early phase of delineation of the multi-million ounce West Bushveld PGE deposit in South Africa.
Mr. Wagner became President of Sydney Resource Corp. in September 2005 and helped engineer the successful merger between Sydney and Band Ore Resources to form West Timmins Mining Inc. in 2006. He then served as a President, CEO, Director, and Qualified Person for West Timmins Mining through the discovery of the high-grade Thunder Creek gold deposit in Timmins, Ontario and the acquisition of West Timmins by Lake Shore Gold in an all share deal valued at $424 million, which was completed in November of 2009.
Mr. Wagner and the Balmoral team have been twice recognized as Explorers of the Year in Quebec for Balmoral’s Martiniere Gold and Grasset Nickel discoveries. Mr. Wagner and the team at Platinum Group Metals were awarded the NWOPA Explorer of the Year Award in 2004 for the Seagull Pt-Pd discovery near Thunder Bay, Ontario. In addition to his duties with Balmoral Mr. Wagner currently serves as the Chairman of VR Resources, was a co-founder Falco Resources, and a founding director of NewCastle Gold.