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Metallurgical Advisor

David Dreisinger Colour 2008 croppedDavid Dreisinger is a Professor and Chairholder of the Hydrometallurgy Chair at the University of British Columbia. The UBC Hydrometallurgy Chair is funded by 16 industrial companies. Dr. Dreisinger works actively with industry and has co-invented a number of metallurgical processes, including the Sepon Copper process (Laos), the Mt Gordon Copper process (Australia), the PLATSOL process (to be used in the US). Together with his students and colleagues, he has published over 300 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings. He holds 21 US Patents. Dr. Dreisinger serves as a director of a number of TSX listed companies including PolyMet Mining, Search Minerals, Euro Manganese and LeadFX.

Metallurgical Advisor

Gary Kordosky picDr. Gary Kordosky a world-renowned expert in Solvent Extraction. He holds an MS in Organic Chemistry and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, from The Ohio State University. His work in solvent extraction began in 1974 when he joined General Mills Chemicals, the inventors of the Alamine, Aliquat and LIX families of metal recovery agents. His experience includes development and evaluation of metal recovery reagents, metal recovery process development and process evaluation, technical service, marketing and plant troubleshooting and he has been a member of part plant startup teams for SX plants in the United States, Chile, Peru, Australia and Zambia. Dr. Kordosky is an inventor on 18 US patents and has authored more than 40 papers. He was awarded the 1989 Fritz Henkel Innovation Award for the development of LIX 87QN, the reagent used to recover Ni at the Queensland Nickel plant and he also won the 2007 Cognis Innovation Award for helping develop a flowsheet that saves significant amounts of acid when agitation leaching copper oxide ores. He is the recipient of the 2013 Milton Wadsworth Award from the SME for “His life-long contributions to the development of SX technology”. Dr. Kordosky has served on the editorial board for the journal Hydrometallurgy and on the International Committee for Solvent Extraction. He was the Co-chair of the organizing committee for the 2008 International Solvent Extraction Conference, held in Tucson, Arizona.

Metallurgical Advisor

JMcMullen croppedMr. McMullen holds a Bachelor Degree in Applied Sciences, Metallurgical Engineering (BASc) and a Master Degree of Applied Sciences in Mineral Processing (MASc.) both from Laval University, Quebec. He spent the initial 15 years of his career with LAC Minerals where he gained operations’ management experience to eventually be involved with the optimization of all Milling Operations of the Company. Joining Barrick Gold through the take-over of LAC, Mr. McMullen rose to Senior Vice President roles during his 18 year operating career with Barrick. While having been a Director on various Boards, namely Orvana Minerals, Minera S.A., Highland Gold and currently NewCastle Gold, he also presently acts as corporate technical advisor to Detour Gold Corporation. Through his technical exposure to a very large number of mining assets over the years, in operations, development and management of capital projects, he can identify key value drivers and gaps, and generate turn-around strategies to create shareholder value and catalyze business growth. 


Business Development Advisor

DougDreisingerMr. Dreisinger a Professional Engineer (Alberta) has 35+ years experience in the Energy & Chemical Industry. Mr. Dreisinger provides Strategy/Business Development Consulting services to Companies in the Power & Gas, Mining and Oil sectors. Having had postings in the US and UK, Mr. Dreisinger has broad international experience and understanding of global markets. Mr. Dreisinger had a 20-year career with Nexen (now CNOOC) with Executive roles including President of the Global Energy Marketing & Trading Business, VP Business Development and also VP Business Operations for the Chemical Business. While at Nexen, he led the LNG development effort with its Japanese partner (INPEX) for their Western Canadian Project (Aurora LNG). Over the last 5+ years, he has served on Public/Private Boards, as well as serving on the Government of Alberta’s Petroleum Marketing Commission (APMC) for 3 years.

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