About Us

 
Management:
John H. Paterson, P.Eng., President and CEO

Mr. Paterson is a professional engineer with over 30 years experience in the resource industry. Mr. Paterson is President & CEO of Centram Geothermal Inc, (since 2010), a private renewable energy company focussed on Central America. Mr. Paterson also serves as Chairman of the board of MillenMin Ventures Inc. |(TSX-V: MVM.P) (since 2009), a capital pool company and NWM Mining Corporation (TSX-V: NWM) (since 2007), an emerging gold producer with operations in Mexico.

Mr. Paterson was President and CEO of Aurogin Resources from 2002 to 2007, which developed the El Sastre gold mine in Guatemala prior to the merging with Morgain Minerals (which formed Castle Gold Corp. and subsequently Argonaut Gold). Before joining Aurogin, Mr. Paterson was President and CEO of Geomaque Explorations Ltd. from 1991 to 2001, where he directed the development of two heap leach gold mines, the San Francisco gold mine located in Sonora, Mexico and the Vueltas Del Rio gold mine located in Honduras.

Mr. Paterson also spent 10 years with Luscar, Shell and Teck Corporation. He also currently serves on the board of Plato Gold Corp. (TSX-V: PGC) (since 2006), a junior gold explorer active in Canada and Argentina and Everton Resources (TSX-V: EVR) (since 2004) which is exploring for gold in Canada and the Dominican Republic. Mr Paterson is also a director of ASANA (Friends of Nature of the Central and Southern Pacific Zone, Costa Rica) (since 2009), a Costa Rican registered non-governmental organization. Mr. Paterson received his B.Sc. (Eng.) in 1978 and M.Sc. in 1983 from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.

Victor Pergat, B.Eng., Vice-President Development and Director

Mr. Pergat served 34 years in the Canadian Armed Forces rising from the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier-General. In his military career he held a number of senior level positions, as a maintenance manager including project manager for the development of weapon control systems. Upon promotion to Brigadier-General (1991) he was appointed Commander of Northern Region which comprised of the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Prior to retirement in 1995 he was the Director General, Engineering and Maintenance responsible for the development, acquisition, maintenance and disposal of all land based equipment.

Mr. Pergat joined Northland Power in May 1995, as Director General of Northland Power Darnytsia Inc., and led the development of a heat and power reconstruction project in Ukraine. This is a 640 MW thermal district heating plant with a 300 MW electrical capacity in the capital city, Kyiv.

Upon promotion to Vice-President, Development (2002), Mr. Pergat headed the wind development team for Northland Power that successfully developed the St. Ulric- St. Leandre Project (127.5MW) and Mont Louis Project (100.5) won in the 2004 Hydro Quebec Distribution Request For Power (RFP). He also brought on board other wind projects in Ontario as well as Quebec. He retired from Northland Power in December 2008 but has consulted for Northland Power in 2009 and 2010.

Mr. Pergat graduated from McGill University (1966) and holds a bachelor degree in electrical engineering.

Carmelo Marrelli, CFO

Carmelo Marrelli has over 11 years of financial experience. A Chartered Accountant and Certified General Accountant, Carmelo Marrelli is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Canada and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

He has experience in auditing and investment accounting, and as principal of Marrelli Support Services Inc., a boutique management consulting practice specializing in continuous disclosure, he directs and oversees several reporting issuer functions, including accounting and corporate secretarial services.

Mr. Marrelli also serves as chief financial officer of a number of companies.

Enrico Moretti, B.A., J.D, Corporate Secretary

Enrico Moretti is a partner practising in the areas of securities and corporate finance law.

Enrico received his law degree from the University of Toledo (Ohio) College of Law and graduated from Carleton University with an (Hons.) B.A. in English. He was called to the bars of Ohio (1997) and Ontario (2000).

Enrico advises companies and investment dealers seeking access to the Canadian and U.S. capital markets in the form of:

     • Cross-border Exchange Listings

     • Private Financings

     • Initial Public Offerings

     • Mergers and Acquisitions.

Enrico also assists in the preparation of SEC registration statements and periodic filings, and structures and advises Canadian and U.S. hedge funds.

 
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