Advisory Board
Armando Plastino
Armando Plastino recently retired as the Chief Executive Officer of Essar Global's Canadian subsidiary, Essar Steel Algoma Inc. in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, after a career spanning nearly 39 years. Mr. Plastino was Chief Executive Officer of Essar Steel Algoma Inc. from April 2009 until his retirement in April 2011. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer (from April 2008 until April 2009) and Vice President Operations (from March 2001 until April 2008). Mr. Plastino is also the Chair of the Board of Governors of Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie. He is a 1972 electrical engineering technology graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.

Pierre Gagne, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Mr. Gagne, founder, is an owner of a heavy civil construction company located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Mr. Gagne has over twenty years experience in mining and mineral exploration specializing in design/execution of custom civil and mining projects. Mr. Gagne also serves on the board of MetalCORP Limited.

Sam Garofalo,, H.B. Comm.,CPA, CA, CMA, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Sam Garofalo is a director and the Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Rockex Mining Corporation (a mineral exploration company whose shares were listed on the TSX and currently on the CSE and a former Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Metalcorp Limited (a mineral exploration company whose shares are listed on the TSXV). Currently Mr. Garofalo is a member of the board of directors of Xmet Inc. (a mineral exploration company whose shares are listed on the TSXV). Mr. Garofalo holds an H.B. Comm from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Mr. Garofalo had been a professor of accounting at Confederation College in Thunder Bay from 1982 to 2012. He holds the designation of Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario which has been subsequently converted into a CPA designation and the designation of Certified Management Accountant from the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Ontario. Mr. Garofalo worked as an auditor with Ernst and Young LLP and has over 25 years of experience as CFO for several private companies.

Jon M. Tondeur, P. Eng. London, Ontario
Mr. Tondeur graduated from the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph in 1985. Until recently, Mr. Tondeur was a senior partner with Stevenson & Hunt Insurance, and was a driving force in growing the firm into one of Canada's largest insurance brokerages. Mr. Tondeur's clientele and area of expertise is primarily in the construction sector, whereby he manages the bonding and insurance requirements for some of the largest contracting firms in Canada. His business intelligence is currently focused on industry diversification and investment.

Denis Gagnon, Morriston, Ontario
Mr. Gagnon has over 30 years of construction experience and he is the current Chairman for North America Construction (1993) Ltd., a company that he co-founded.‎ (www.nacsworld.com) NAC specializes in the construction of water treatment, ‎dams, mining, hydro electric and renewable energy projects. Mr. Gagnon also serves as a Executive Director and Vice Chairman for the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada. Mr. Gagnon graduated from the Construction Management program at Fanshawe College in 1980.

Gilles Filion, M.Sc. A, B.Sc. P.Eng. P.Geo. Mississauga, Ontario
Gilles Filion is a well respected and well known professional geologist with over 25 years of global experience in the mineral resource sector. Until recently, Mr. Filion was Vice President of Exploration for Goldcorp Inc. He was an essential team member that was instrumental in the success of the world's richest gold mine, the Red Lake Mine. Mr. Filion holds a B.Sc. degree from Ecole Ploytechnique in Montreal (1979).

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