Our management team including our Directors, Advisory Board members and on ground management teams have more than 150 years of mining industry experience with junior and mid-tier companies involved in exploration, development and production of precious metals worldwide.
LARRY MAX BIGLERCPA, Iterim President, CFO and Director of Sunergy, Inc
Larry Max Bigler has lived in Reno, Nevada for the past 25 years and has over 30 years of mining experience. Mr. Bigler is a practicing Certified Public Accountant with many mining clients, retail, rental and individual clients. Mr. Bigler is currently a director and chairman of the Audit Committee for General Metals (GNMT). He formerly was CFO, Vice President, and Director for Oro Nevada Resources and was instrumental in raising C$ 40 million from an initial public offering. From 1987 until 1992 he was Treasurer and Controller for Getchell Gold (formerly First Miss Gold) where he completed an initial public offering and a gold loan (150,000 oz AU). He has degrees in economics and accounting and has published many articles on mining financial issues.
ROBERT A. LEVICHCPG, PG, EurGeol, FSEG, Director Sunergy,
West African Operation Manager He has 31 years with US Department of Energy (DOE)- headed up famous Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Project outside Las Vegas, NV. Worked for Ghana Geologic Survey. Now resides in Ghana with his wife for six months or more each year which offers hands on management of Company projects. He enjoys substantial business and geological contacts in Ghana.
GARY HOUCKDirector for Sunergy
With over 30 years of successful international business experience, Mr. Houck brings a wealth of leadership and management experience as the former Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Makita Power Tools, North America, where he led a sales team of over 200 people which grew the business from $90 MM to $500MM in annual sales. He also was founder and President of Chicago based, MSA LLC. His experience includes international business connections in the USA, Europe, China, Taiwan and Australia. With extensive participation on company boards, he brings an in depth understanding of strategic planning and successful business development. Sunergy looks to Gary for leadership in investor development and operational oversight.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
P.K. RANA MEDHIFormer Chairman of the Board
Over 40 years of experience in the mining industry; including 28 years with Cyprus Amax Minerals Registered Mining and Engineering Geologist working as an Independent Consultant past Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources.
DAVID J. SALARIB.A.SC. (Metallurgy and Materials Science), P. Eng.
Mr. Salari is a metallurgical engineer with over 30 years experience in the mining and metallurgical industry. He is currently President of DENM Ltd., since its inception in 2004, an engineering company that specializes in project management, construction management, and commissioning of small to medium scale mining projects in precious and base metals and industrial minerals. Recent D.E.N.M. projects have taken Mr. Salari across Canada, the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and Venezuela. He is a member of the Professional Engineers Association of Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Manitoba and he meets the requirements as a "QP" (Qualified Person) as set out in Canadian National Instrument 43-101, based on education, experience, independence, and affiliation with a professional association. He is also the designated lead engineer under the Professional Engineers Ontario-Certificate of Authorization for D.E.N.M. Ltd.
Long term resident and leader in the Napa, California community. He is a successful business owner, entrepreneur and investor in start-up companies, who also played a major role in the initial financing of Allied Mining. Mr. Hale will assist in company financing, investor relations and will assist in operations and humanitarian activities in support of the people of Sierra Leone.
Educator and College President with over 50 years of experience in institutional development. Recognized as a "turn around" expert in higher education, with strength in strategic planning, fundraising, board development, governance, assessment, enrollment management and marketing. Mr. Hoffman has also been involved in charitable foundation development and funding and is keen to establish a foundation to provide assistance in support of the people of Sierra Leone.
SCOTT PLUMMERPresident, RMS Ross Corporation, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
With over 30 years in the mining equipment and mineral processing business, RMS has the capability to coordinate complete engineered solutions for each mining project, to provide the opportunity to the funders and mine owners of receiving the complete recovery plant solution for their unique and often complex ore situation. By incorporating the diverse, advanced, innovative technologies for both analysis and recovery that has been developed by each of RMS' key global strategic partners, RMS can now provide high level integrated mining solutions for mining projects in complex ore types and advance the field in recovery and separation in Precious Metals, Rare Earth Metals, Critical and Technology Metals.
STEPHEN PARENTChief Negotiator, Investor Relations
Over 30 years of experience in the mining industry responsible for two mines put into production. Managed the exploration, development and production of junior public mining companies. Founder of General Metals Corporation currently putting gold and silver mine in production in Battle Mountain, Nevada and founded GoldSpring, Inc, now Comstock Mining, who operates the Plum Mine in Virginia City, NV.
EXISTING ON GROUND MANAGMENT - SIERRA LEONE
MOHAMED EL TAYYIB-BAHCountry Director, Sunergy, Inc.
He has over 20 years experience in the mining industry in Sierra Leone and Lofa in Liberia. Over 10 years in the Sierra Leone Police, rising to Superintendent and acting as 2nd in command of the CID and Sierra Leone's eastern region between 1992 and 1994. He worked in the security industry in the UK between 2000 and 2004. He worked for the UK Home Office between 2004 and 2006. He holds a degree in English and International Economic Relations. Though a British citizen, Mr Tayyib Bah returned a few years ago to his native Sierra Leone where his considerable relationships at the local and national level as well as his high standing and enthusiastic efforts towards the economic development of Sierra Leone are without parallel. He has diligently worked on our behalf for more than 3 years in Sierra Leone.
HANS STRANDCountry Administrator in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
Mr. Strand received his education in Germany and has lived in Napa, Ca. since 1991. He is a highly motivated professional with extensive background in the construction and manufacturing industry. He has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, combined with extensive construction management experience. He has been the owner of several construction businesses and excels at developing new business. He has substantial experience in operating heavy equipment and in the concrete and gravel pumping business.
WILFRED ULLRICHOperations Manager Sierra Leone
Mr. Ullrich designed and built Keene Engineering's first portable 8" dredge in 1983 and performed worldwide consulting with Keene. He has been involved in mining in a consulting and dredging operations capacity in the western United States, Alaska, Mexico, Australia as well as open pit and dredging in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and Congo (DRC). He has mined alluvial gold and diamonds, gem stones and rare earth metals throughout West Africa. He also designed and built the first African dredge for A-1 Diamond Co., Congo in 2001, and has been active in operations in Tanzania, Mali and Sierra Leone from 2003 to present time. He has worked for us for 3 years.
EXISTING ON GROUND MANAGEMENT – GHANA
ROBERT A. LEVICHCPG, PG, EurGeol, FSEG, Director Sunergy, West African Operation Manager
PHILIP ADJEISenior Geologist, Sunergy Country Director – Ghana
Mr. Adjei is a Ghanaian trained and resident geologist. He has worked for several major mining companies in Ghana and today is also working for Newmont mining in Ghana. He is well respected at the Ghana Minerals Commission and at the Ghana Geological Survey. He has worked for us for 2 years.