Board of Directors

William M. Sheriff, Chairman

An entrepreneur and visionary with over 30 years’ experience in the minerals industry and the securities industry, Mr. Sheriff serves as the Chairman of enCore Energy Corp. Mr. Sheriff was a pioneer in the uranium renaissance as co-founder and Chairman of Energy Metals Corp., and was responsible for compiling the largest domestic uranium resource base in US history before the company was acquired by Uranium One Corp for $1.8 Billion. Mr. Sheriff also serves as Chairman of Golden Predator Mining Corp. In addition to previously serving as Chairman of Energy Metals Corp., Mr. Sheriff co-founded and previously served as Chairman of Till Capital Ltd. and EMC Metals Corp., and as a Director of Western Lithium USA Inc., Uranium One Inc., Midway Gold Corp., Eurasian Minerals Inc. and Starcore International Mines Ltd. Mr. Sheriff was also a registered representative holding positions with A.G.Edwards, and Mitchum Jones and Templeton in addition to having his own securities firm. Mr. Sheriff holds a BSc degree (Geology) from Fort Lewis College, Colorado and an MSc in Mining Geology from the University of Texas-El Paso and owns one of the largest privately held mining databases in the world.

 

Mr. Dennis Stover, Director

Dr. Stover has a 40-year career focused on direct involvement with commercial uranium exploration, project development and mining operations. Until his retirement in 2011, Dr. Stover served as executive vice-president, Americas, for Uranium One Inc., where he oversaw commercial development of Uranium One’s substantial U.S. uranium assets, as well as other uranium assets in the Americas. Previous to this position, he served as chief operating office for Energy Metals Corp. (EMC) and was instrumental in advancing its U.S. assets prior to its sale to Uranium One, Inc. Before joining EMC in 2004, he lead a private consulting firm which provided technical services to both domestic and international uranium mining ventures including a detailed process design for a large acidic in-situ recovery (ISR) operation in Asia, plans for a proposed ISR mine in the USA, and a number of other projects throughout the world. From 1989 until 2002, he served as Vice President, Engineering and Project Development for Rio Algom Mining Corp. While with Rio Algom, Dr. Stover directed a total revision of Mineral Resource and Reserve calculation methods to conform with revised SEC and international reporting requirements. In addition, he lead the commercial development team for the Smith Ranch ISR Project in Wyoming Prior to joining Rio Algom, he served as Chief Engineer for Everest Minerals Corporation for 11 years and was responsible for design of the Highland ISR Uranium project as well as several smaller commercial uranium operations in Texas. Dr. Stover holds BSC, MSC, and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from The University of Michigan as well as a BA in Chemistry from Kalamazoo College. An author of numerous papers regarding In–Situ Uranium Recovery, he has co-authored three IAEA Guidebooks and Manuals related to both Acidic and Alkaline Uranium ISL technology. He is the author of six United States Patents concerning various aspect of in situ recovery of uranium and reservoir restoration. Dr. Stover is a member of numerous professional societies.

 

Mr. Richard Cherry, Director

Mr. Cherry is a veteran executive of the nuclear industry, having worked for several leading companies in the areas of uranium mining, production, conversion, marketing and power generation operations for 40 years. He is currently employed as a consultant to the uranium mining industry. Mr. Cherry previously served as President and CEO of Cotter Corporation and Nuclear Fuels Corporation, both affiliates of General Atomics Corporation. Mr. Cherry was responsible for all aspects of Cotter’s mining and milling operations in Colorado, including uranium and vanadium ores with over 200 employees. His participation in Nuclear Fuels Corporation made him responsible for the worldwide uranium marketing efforts for all General Atomics’ affiliates. Mr. Cherry also served as Vice President of ConverDyn and Nuclear Fuels Corporation. ConverDyn is a joint venture between Honeywell International and General Atomics focused on marketing uranium conversion services to large electrical utilities worldwide. Mr. Cherry has international experience having served UG, U.S.A Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia as Vice President. UG U.S.A Inc. is the US subsidiary of the German uranium trading company based in Frankfurt, which trades all forms of nuclear fuel. Mr. Cherry also served as the Regional Director-Far East for Sequoyah Fuels Corporation marketing the Company’s uranium conversion services to clients in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Mr. Cherry also previously served as CEO & President of Zenith Minerals, a private uranium mining company, CEO & Director of Uranium International, and served on the board of Sequoyah Fuels Corporation. Mr. Cherry held various management and technical positions at Kansas Gas and Electric for the Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station as it progressed from construction through start-up and power generation, he was responsible for all commercial and technical areas required to secure and design nuclear fuel. Mr. Cherry holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Wichita State University and a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Oklahoma. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer (State of Kansas) and a Member of the American Nuclear Society and has made presentations at industry conferences including the Nuclear Energy Institute.

 

Mr. Mark Pelizza, Director

Mr. Pelizza has spent 37 years in the uranium industry with direct project experience including the Alta Mesa, Benavides, Kingsville Dome, Longoria, Palangana, Rosita, West Cole and the Vasquez projects, all in Texas.  He was also responsible for the permitting and licensing of the Church Rock, Crownpoint and Unit 1 projects in New Mexico and the North Platte project in Wyoming.  His technical expertise includes uranium geology, hydrology/water quality analysis, uranium health physics, Texas, New Mexico and Federal permitting, State and Federal radioactive materials  licensing, policy/procedure development and environmental audits and compliance.  Mr. Pelizza has managed public and governmental relations efforts pertaining to uranium recovery and participated in legislative and rule-making process, and administrative hearings related to the uranium industry. Currently, Mr. Pelizza is the Principal of M.S. Pelizza & Associates.  He previously served as Sr. Vice President of Health, Safety and  Environmental Affairs with Uranium Resources, Inc.  He has also previously worked with Union Carbide Corp.  Mr. Pelizza received his B.S. in Geology from Fort Lewis College and his M.S. in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.  He is a licensed Professional Geoscientist in Texas.  He is the Past Chairman of the Texas Mining and Reclamation Association and the Past Chairman of the Uranium Producers of America.

 

Nathan A. Tewalt, Director

Mr. Tewalt served as the CEO of Wolfpack Gold Corp. and has over 25 years of experience in exploration and executive management positions in the Western United States.  Prior to its merger with Silver Predator Corp., Mr. Tewalt founded Nevgold Resource Corp. in 2007 and Columbian Mines Corporation in 2006, serving as Chief Executive Officer for both companies.  In 2006, as President and CEO of Standard Uranium Inc., Mr. Tewalt completed a private company acquisition in Texas that resulted in the uranium explorer progressing from a private start-up in 2003, gaining a public listing in 2004, and winding up as a successful buy-out in 2006 by Energy Metals Corp. (subsequently acquired by Uranium One for $1.8B).  Prior to Standard Uranium, he was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Great Basin Gold Ltd., where he and his exploration team discovered the Midas-style vein system and completed the Hollister “Ivanhoe” Mine acquisition.  Mr. Tewalt is a Registered Geologist (Washington) specializing in Nevada-style precious metals systems.

 

William B. Harris, Director

Mr. Harris is a partner in Solo Management Group, LLC, an investment and management consulting partnership. Mr. Harris is currently a member of the board of directors and Audit Committees of Till Capital Ltd., EMC Metals Corp., enCore Energy Corp. and Silver Predator Corp. He was previously a board member of Energy Metals Corporation, Chairman and Executive Committee member of the American Fiber Manufacturers Association, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Hoechst Fibers Worldwide, the global acetate and polyester business of Hoechst AG. At Hoechst Fibers Worldwide, Mr. Harris managed the business’ $5 billion operation, comprised of 21,000 employees and production locations in 14 different countries. Other positions within Hoechst and its subsidiaries included Chairman of the Board (Presidente del Consejo) of Celanese Mexicana SA, a publicly-traded company in Mexico; Vice President, Finance and Executive Vice President and Director of Celanese Canada Inc., a publicly-traded company in Canada; and Vice President and Treasurer and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Hoechst Celanese Corporation. Mr. Harris is a graduate of Harvard College, BA in English, and Columbia University Graduate School of Business, MBA in finance. He is a Trustee of the Williamstown (MA) Theatre Festival.

 

Mr. Paul Goranson, Director

Mr. Goranson, a registered professional engineer, has over twenty-five years of mining, processing and regulatory experience in the uranium extraction industry that includes both conventional and ISR mining and currently serves as the Executive Vice President-ISR Operations for Energy Fuels Inc. Prior to the acquisition by Energy Fuels, Inc. of Uranerz Energy Corporation, Mr. Goranson served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Director for Uranerz, where he was responsible for operations of the Nichols Ranch ISR Uranium Project. In addition to those duties, he also managed uranium marketing, regulatory and government affairs, exploration, and land groups. Prior to his time with Uranerz, Mr. Goranson was President of Cameco Resources, a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Cameco Corporation, one of the world’s largest uranium mining companies. Mr. Goranson was responsible for executing the “Double U” growth strategy for Cameco’s U.S. operations, including developing production expansion projects such as the North Butte ISR uranium recovery facility and the refurbishment of the Highland Central Processing Plant. While President of Cameco Resources, Mr. Goranson’s responsibilities included executive leadership for the operations at the Smith Ranch-Highland, Crow Butte and North Butte ISR uranium recovery facilities. Prior to Cameco Resources, Mr. Goranson was Vice President of Mestena Uranium LLC where he led the construction, startup and operation of the Alta Mesa project that achieved over one million pounds of uranium production per year under his stewardship. At Mestena his responsibilities included responsibility for marketing uranium where he negotiated long term uranium supply contracts with nuclear utilities as well as spot uranium sales. Prior to Mestena, Mr. Goranson was the manager for radiation safety, regulatory compliance and licensing with Rio Algom Mining LLC, a division of BHP Billiton.