Mr. Bleak is a fourth‐generation miner from an Arizona mining family that has developed gold, silver, copper and uranium properties throughout the southwestern United States. He is currently the President and CEO of Passport Potash, a publicly traded Canadian potash exploration company. He was previously President of American Energy Fields, Inc., a U.S. publicly‐traded uranium company. Currently he serves as a director for a number of Canadian junior mining exploration companies and is President of North American Environmental Corp., a consulting company specializing in mining project management, permitting, lobbying and land tenure.
Mr. Lunsford has had an extensive career as a geologist in the uranium sector, spanning four decades, with his vast experience generated through his time working with entities such as Cameco Resources, Inc., American Nuclear Corp. and Power Resources, Inc. (PRI). In addition, Mr. Lunsford was involved in a feasibility study completed by PRI for Cotter with regard to Anfield’s recently-acquired Charlie project in Wyoming.
Mr. Dias began his capital markets career in institutional equity research at CIBC in the Canadian Telecommunications sector and has gained further equity research and equity sales experience in other sectors – including mining – at other boutique investment firms. In addition, Mr. Dias was a Vice President at Fortress Investment Group, a major U.S.-based hedge fund, where he was involved in the management of a $400 million investment portfolio. Mr. Dias”s past experience also includes time spent as a management consultant in the Stockholm office of The Monitor Group, a U.S.-based strategy-consulting firm. Mr. Dias holds a Master of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. Falconer has over 35 years of experience in the uranium and nuclear utility sectors. His experience in the private sector includes positions with a number of prominent uranium companies, including Southern Cross Resources (the predecessor of Uranium One), Uranium One and Aurora Energy Services, where he focused primarily on uranium marketing and sales. In addition, Mr. Falconer has over 16 years of Board experience with publicly traded companies in various roles, including Energy Fuels (Director), Southern Cross Resources (Director and Corporate Secretary) and AusAmerican Mining (Chairman and Director). Finally, Mr. Falconer spent 7 of his 20 years with Ontario Hydro in its Nuclear Division.
Mr. Wright, a registered geologist, has over 20 years of environmental consulting experience, along with experience in project and program management for mining-related environmental and regulatory programs. In 1994, he served as lead hydrogeologist for Western Nuclear Inc.’s Split Rock uranium mill reclamation project. Since then, Mr. Wright’s experience included his role as the U.S. Department of Energy’s Technical Assistance Contract Manager for the Moab UMTRA project and his position as Environmental Manager for the Conventional Mining Group of Uranium One Americas. In 2010, Mr. Wright formed Wright Environmental Services Inc. to service mining clients throughout the western U.S. in the area of applied hydrology related to mining and milling projects.
Mr. Wright holds a Master of Geotechnical Engineering from Colorado State University.