Thomas Ullrich – Chief Executive Officer, Director
Mr. Ullrich has over 20 years experience in mineral exploration and geoscience. He has been Chief Geologist North America for Antofagasta Minerals plc since 2011, investigating the region’s copper potential through extensive property evaluations and management of drill programs in Alaska and Canada. Prior to Antofagasta, he was Senior Geologist for Almaden Minerals, where he managed the drill program for the team’s discovery of the Ixtaca Ag-Au deposit in Mexico. Mr. Ullrich also established the Ar-Ar geochronology lab at the University of British Columbia and studied the Candelaria Cu-Au mine, Chile, while at Queen’s University. Mr. Ullrich is an Elected Director on the Board of the Association for Mineral Exploration BC.
Benjamin Cox – Executive Chairman, Director
Mr. Cox is the Managing Director of Oren Inc., a quant-focused merchant bank specializing in the qualitative deal analysis of base and ferrous metals projects and companies. Oren Inc.’s core business model is to find a high-quality project every one to three years and either work as an advisor or a principal in developing it to maturity. Oren Inc. also aggressively collect and analyze quantitative data for subscribers and clients. Prior to founding Oren Inc., Mr. Cox served as a Senior Metals & Mining Analyst for the Oculus Fund at the D.E. Shaw Group, where he focused primarily on large-cap metals and mining names, LME-traded commodities and the interaction between them. Currently, in addition to his role with Aston Bay, Mr. Cox serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Roche Bay plc, an iron ore mining company that also has leases in Nunavut, Canada. Mr. Cox holds a B.S. from Brandeis University and an M.B.A. from Portland State University.
Michael Dufresne – Consultant, Primary Geologist, Director
Mr. Dufresne is the President of Apex Geoscience, a ~60-person geological consultancy. With over 25 years of professional experience in all aspects of project generation, geological interpretation and project management ranging from grass roots exploration projects up to feasibility staged project Mr. Dufresne has extensive experience with a wide range of commodities and types of deposits as well as involvement in a number of scientific government studies. Mr. Dufresne has conducted property audits across North America and Australia and authored independent technical reports. His client list has included senior and junior mining companies, and government geological surveys. Mr. Dufresne is a Professional Geologist with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (since 1989). He is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Geological Association of Canada, and Association of Exploration Geochemists. Mr. Dufresne obtained his M.Sc. in Economic Geology from the University of Alberta, and a. B.Sc. In Geology with a minor in Chemistry, from UNC-Wilmington.
Dwight Walker – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Walker has over 30 years experience in public company finance and administration, and has been the chief financial officer of three public companies. He was the CFO of ECU Silver Mining Inc., an emerging Mexico-based silver producer. Mr. Walker was most recently a founding partner and chief financial officer of Red Cloud Mining Capital Inc., a strategic adviser to Aston Bay. Mr. Walker is a CPA, CGA, and holds a bachelor of mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo.
Qualified Person Statement:
Michael Dufresne, M.Sc. P.Geol., Consultant and Chief Geologist of Aston Bay Holdings is the “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Dufresne has supervised the preparation of the technical information contained on this website and materials herein as they relate to the Storm Copper and Seal Zinc projects.
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