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Management & Directors

Mr. Larry Washow

Chairman and Non Executive Director
Mr. Washow had a distinguished career with AMCOL International from 1986 to 2010 rising to President & CEO, a position he held fro May 2000 to December 31, 2010. Mr. Washow holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Miami University (Ohio) and a MAsters in Business from Northwestern University. He is currently a director of Oil-Dri Corporation of America. Mr. Washow holds an MBA form Kellog Graduate School of Management in Northwestern University. Mr. Washow brings strong financial business acumen to the company and extensive experience in building strong management teams and high-performing operations in both domestic and international markets. 

Mr Alan Roughead

President and CEO and Executive Director

Mr. Roughead brings over 25 years of experience in the industrial minerals and resources industry. Until its sale to Sibelco in 2012, Alan was CEO and Director of Queensland Magnesia Pty Ltd., one of the world's largest producers of magnesia for the global refractory and chemical markets. Mr. Roughead holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) degree from the University of Western Austrailia and served as a Director of Talison Minerals Pty Ltd. from 2007 to 2009

Mr. Lee Graber

Non Executive Director

Mr. Lee Graber has over 35 years of relevant experience in the mining and construction industry, including 23 years with Homestake Mining Company where he served as Vice President for Corporate Development. Subsequent to Homestake, Lee served as Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions for Endeavour Financial Ltd. in Vancouver advising junior resource companies. Mr. Graber was a founding member of Pacific Road Capital Management as a manager and advisor to the Pacific Road Resources funds.

Mr. Mason Hills

Non Executive Director

Mr. Hills is a Partner at Resource Capital Funds. Previously, Mr. Hills served as Partner at Wright Legal practicing extensively in corporate finance and resources law. In addition, his legal practice includes acquisitions, public offerings, corporate and securities regulation, project development and corporate, and project finance acting for mining companies, financial institutions, and government bodies both in Australia and overseas. Currently, Mr. Hills serves on the Board Directors for Provale S.A., Tarn Drilling Company, LLC and Global Advanced Metals Limited. He has served as a Non-Executive Director of Bannerman Resources Limited from May 28, 2011 to June 14, 2012, Non-Executive Director of Talison Lithium Limited until June 2012, and Non-Executive Director of Ausdrill Limited until June 15, 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Laws degree with First Class Honors from Murdoch University.

Mr. William White

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. White has more than 25 years of experience in the industrial minerals industry. Mr. White retired as the Chief Financial Officer from U.S. Silica Company in 2012. During his tenure with U.S. Silica, he was a key contributor in the Company becoming a leading supplier of frac sand to the oil and gas industry and was instrumental in the Company’s initial public offering. Mr. White has a BBA degree from Marshall University and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).