Director, President & CEO
Johan Grandin is a well experienced mineral exploration financier and exploration company executive. Working with public companies for over 25-years, Johan has a proven track record of raising venture capital as well as extensive expertise in corporate financial restructuring and capital markets. Through his past officer and director positions for various public issuers, he has the knowhow to streamline growth initiatives and increase shareholder value., Johan holds a M.Sc. degree in Business Economics and Engineering Physics from Uppsala University, Sweden.
Director, Qualified Person and VP Exploration
Mark is a graduate of the Department of Geology, University of Windsor (Honours B.Sc. in geology and a M.Sc. in geophysics and geochemistry). Subsequently he received a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Scholarship and completed a Ph.D. in Exploration Geochemistry. During his 40+ year career he has worked for a variety of junior and major mining exploration companies. He has received the Provincial Geologists gold medal, Canadian national award for excellence in geosciences.
RUTH K BEZYS
Ruth Bezys, MSC, PGeo, CPG is a geological consultant with over 30 years of varied experience in the international minerals industry as principal geologist for Wildwood Geological Services Inc. and formerly as Chief Geologist for the Sedimentary and Industrial Minerals section of the Manitoba Geological Survey. Her areas of expertise include project management, field mapping, core logging, geochemical surveys, report writing and First Nations consultation and engagement. She is registered as a professional geoscientist (PGeo.) in Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and NWT) with Special Authorization to practice in the Province of Quebec and in the United States (CPG). Ruth has been the President of the Manitoba Prospectors and Developers Association since 2014.
Director & Chief Financial Officer
Scott Davis is a partner of Cross Davis & Company LLP Chartered Professional Accountants, a firm focused on providing accounting and management services for publicly-listed companies. His experience includes CFO positions of several companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and his past experience consists of senior management positions, including four years at Appleby as an Assistant Financial Controller. Prior to that, he spent two years at Davidson & Company LLP Chartered Professional Accountants as an Auditor and five years with Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd. as an Accounting Manager.
Mr. Dhillon, has been involved in the development of companies primarily listed on the TSX Venture Exchange for about 20 years. He has held a variety of positions, including investor relations, business development, senior management and board directorships.
As part of the management team at U.S. Geothermal Inc., during his 12-year tenure there, the market capitalization increased from $2-million to $250-million, and it became an independent power producer. Mr. Dhillon is currently the president, chief executive officer and director of Glacier Lake Resources Inc., and he also sits on the board of Equatorial Exploration Corp., UC Resources Ltd., Earl Resources Ltd. and ESI Environmental Sensors Inc., as well as providing his skills and knowledge to several other private and public companies.
Frances Murphy has been the company’s Corporate Secretary since 2004, having served in that capacity for several of the predecessor companies of iMetal Resources Inc.
M.Sc., P.Eng., Advisory Committee
Jim Dawson is President of Dawson Geological Consulting Ltd., a successful thirty-five-year-old geological consulting company, headquartered in Vancouver, BC. He has been a Professional Consulting Geologist for over thirty years and a Director of Public Companies in the Mineral Resource Industry for over twenty. As a partner with Kerr, Dawson & Associates Ltd. from 1972 to 1985, he participated in the discovery of the Blackdome Mine, Frasergold and Taurus Properties in British Columbia, and the Big Horn Mine in Arizona. He was an Independent Director of Minefinders Corp. Ltd. for sixteen-years until it was acquired by Pan American Silver Corp. for $1.6-billion. He was a Director and Member of the Technical Advisory Board of Kaminak Gold Corp. since December 2006 until it was acquired by Goldcorp in May 2016 in an all-stock transaction valued at $520-million. Jim was also part of the original Pan Ocean team which made the discovery of the Lac Cinquante U-Mo Occurrence in 1975. Currently, he is a director of Kivalliq Energy Corp., Wealth Minerals Ltd., and New Dimension Resources. He graduated from Memorial University, Newfoundland, with a B.Sc. in 1960 and an M.Sc. in 1963. Jim’s input and insight on iMetal’s geological matters will be invaluable.
Mr. Grabowski, who held the post of district geologist for the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines for more than 35 years, is currently a director of both the Northern Prospectors Association and the Ontario Prospectors Association. He is also a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.
During his tenure with the Ontario government, Mr. Grabowski was responsible for monitoring, facilitating and stimulating exploration, development and production of the district’s mineral resources and providing professional technical advice and information about the district’s geology and mineral potential to a wide range of client groups.
Tom O’Connor has been active in the Ontario and Quebec mining scene from grass-rooted exploration to development to production for over 30 years. He has managed his own projects and for companies in the Kirkland Lake district as well as prospective gold and base metal projects in nearby Gowganda, Ontario. For more than 10 years, he was a mining claims inspector for the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development. Tom is an invaluable asset as iMetal’s hands-on exploration manager, ensuring that all aspects of the company’s ongoing exploration and development programs proceed as planned
Michael Blanchard is a seasoned Digital Marketing executive with a focus on market penetration, online lead generation, increased investor engagement and interaction, effective social media, and mobile device presence. Previously a managing partner of WSI, the world’s largest Digital Marketing agency, he is Google AdWords and Google Analytics Certified. He has worked with business leaders and entrepreneurs across Canada to cost effectively unlock the full potential of the Internet through innovative digital marketing. Michael is creating a digital platform that will enable iMetal to exponentially increase its ability to deliver its development story to the investment public.
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