Paul A. Ogilvie
CEO & Chairman, Director
Mr. Ogilvie brings a wealth of knowledge to the graphite sector. Mr. Ogilvie has been extensively involved in several start-ups, including emerging graphite companies, for over 33 years. He most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and Director for both Mega Graphite Inc. and Canada Carbon. Prior to this, in 2007 Mr. Ogilvie led a private investment group in the redevelopment and turnaround of Industrial Minerals Inc. (now known as Northern Graphite Corporation (NGC-TSX.V), a junior mining company that is presently developing one of the largest large-flake natural graphite deposits in the world. Mr. Ogilvie has direct experience in the development of technologies related to the production of graphite ores and the operation of global graphite markets for base and high purity graphite products.
Mr. David Da Rin, MBA
Mr. Da Rin is the President of Schunk Graphite Technology, LLC and Schunk of North America, Inc. He serves on the boards for all the US companies of the Schunk Group. He has 40 years of extensive business experience, beginning in the design and manufacture of hi-tech aerospace flight training equipment to most recently the manufacture and sale of carbon products. He has led the turnaround of unprofitable companies while growing the top line. Additionally, he has led merger and acquisition teams which expanded product portfolios into new markets. Mr. Da Rin has a MBA in Finance and an undergraduate degree in Accounting/Finance.
Donald G. Snyder, P.Eng
Director & Chairman of the Audit Committee
Mr. Snyder has held the position of Chairman and Director of Saint Jean Carbon (formerly Torch River Resources) since it’s inception. He was a Director of Teal Capital Inc. a predecessor to Torch, since 2003. Mr. Snyder was a founder and partner in Brymore Energy Ltd., which was an energy marketer from 1986 to 1997. Brymore bought, transported and sold natural gas, crude oil and sulfur to customer throughout Canada and the United States. Mr. Snyder served in many positions including as Vice President to Northridge Petroleum Marketing Inc., and Consolidated Natural Gas Ltd. from 1981 to 1986, Nova Corporation of Alberta and Manager Pipeline Engineering, 1976 to 1981 and previous public company Directorships:BXL Energy Ltd, Military International Ltd. and Tael Capital Inc. Education:BSc. Civil Engineering, 1961, University of Alberta. Certificate, Business Admin., 1970, University of Saskatchewan, Regina. Affiliations: Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.
Dr. David W. Madill, M.D
Dr. Madill 30 years experience in the mining industry, particularly in its financing and development. Mr. Madill also serves as director of Cancana Resources Corp. As well, he is a director, and Chairman of the board of the successful, privately owned mining investment company, Fundamental Resources Corp. He has an M.D. degree from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
CFO & Director
Anna Lentz, CPA CGA MBA is Partner and Co-Owner at Wilson Lentz CPA, Chartered Professional Accountants. Anna has spent most of her career in public and private corporate finance and financial reporting, tax compliance and planning, and accounting as CFO/Controller in various industries, including mining, oil and gas, real estate, manufacturing, and engineering. Anna earned her MBA in Finance at York University in 1999.
Dr. William E. Pfaffenberger, Ph.D
Dr. Pfaffenberger is President of Saint Jean Carbon (formerly Torch River Resources) having joined the Company in April 2006. He is a retired professor of mathematics who was in the Mathematics and Statistics Department at the University of Victoria for 38 years. Dr. Pfaffenberger served as a Member of the Board of Governors and Chair of his department and served as Chair of the Board of Pension Trustees for 11 years overseeing a fund of over $400 million. Dr. Pfaffenberger currently serves as a Director of Silver Grail Resources (CVE : SVG) and as President of a private minerals company, Fundamental Resources Corp.