Greg Neeld, President & CEO.
During twenty years in private and public business, invented and patented an industry-spawning, first-to-market protective head device for hockey players, and invested in the resource sector, concurrent with an 8-year professional hockey career. In addition to raising capital for both private and public companies, Mr. Neeld specializes in corporate structure, mergers and acquisitions, targeting and retaining industry management and marketing teams, and liaison with the investment community.
Ralph Stricklen, Senior Technical Advisor
Is a mine manager with extensive mining industry experience with a strong balance between technical and practical in a foreign environment (Africa, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, Zambia). His experience includes surface mining and milling; gold, nickel, copper, lead, iron and zinc smelting, refining; material handling and storage; acid water treatment, and oxygen plant operations; project maintenance, purchasing / warehousing, and engineering
management; safety and environmental program implementation and compliance; financial, cost, and capital spending analysis, and planning; human resource, employee and industrial relations management. He has performed Haz-Op on plants prior to start up and risk assessments, and has started up numerous metallurgical projects in various countries, ensuring operators were well trained in operations and safety. Mr. Stricklen has developed outstanding teams that understood the process and were able to operate the plant in a safe and efficient manner. Mr. Stricklen, who reads and speaks Spanish, has a BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Texas Western College at El Paso, TX. He is a member of the SME and published several mining papers, including TMS 1994 Converters, and several on Acid Plants.
Dr. Malcolm E. McCallum, A.B., M.S. and Ph.D),Senior Technical Advisor
Emeritus Professor of Geology and Research Geologist. Dr. McCallum graduated from Middlebury College, The University of Tennessee, and the University of Wyoming with A.B., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology (1956, 1958 and 1964 respectively). He was Professor of Geology in Minerals Exploration at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO,
from 1962 through 1995. He is co-founder of HDM Laboratories Inc. that specializes in diamond and gold exploration sample processing and evaluation. He was employed as a part time (WAE) field research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey from 1956 through 1984. He has been a consulting geologist for mineral exploration companies since 1985, specializing primarily in diamonds and precious metals, and has practiced in the United States, Canada, South America, Africa and Europe. He has been involved in kimberlite and diamond related research and exploration since 1964, and was a major participant in the discovery of a number of diamondiferous kimberlite occurrences in Colorado, Wyoming, Venezuela, and the NWT and BC, Canada. He has also worked on kimberlite/diamond projects in Alberta, Nunavut, Ontario and Quebec Canada, Guyana, Brazil, South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Finland, Sweden and Russia. He has served as a Technical Advisor to a number of diamond and gold exploration companies. Mr. McCallum is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, the Society of Exploration Geochemists, the Society of Economic Geologists, and the Mineralogical Society of America.