Temas Resources Corp. ("Temas Resources") (CSE: TMAS) (OTCQB: TMASF) is responding to the growing global demand for Iron ore and two strategically important minerals — Titanium and Vanadium — deemed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as critical to U.S. national security and the economy. Temas Resources first and flagship properties are located in the stable, mining-friendly jurisdiction of Quebec (Canada) bordering Vermont, Maine, and New York State (U.S.) in an area known as the Grenville Geological Province. The Grenville Geological Province is home to Lac Tio, the largest solid ilmenite deposit in the world. As a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of Iron, Titanium, and Vanadium properties, Temas Resources has focused its efforts on advancing two major projects in the Grenville Geological Province area. The first, the DAB Property, is an option for 100% interest consisting of 128 contiguous mineral claims which cover 6,813.72 hectares (68.14 km²) within the Grenville Geological Province. The flagship, the La Blache Property, is 100% ownership of 48 semi-contiguous mineral claims which cover 2,653.25 hectares (26.53 km²) within the Grenville Geological Province. All public filings for the Company can be found on the SEDAR website www.sedar.com.
Michael Dehn, President and CEO
Mr. Dehn’s experience spans early grassroots stages to advanced mineral exploration and production, including his well-known expertise in the Red Lake Greenstone Belt. Mr. Dehn began his career as one of the most notable geologists at Goldcorp Inc. (acquired by Newmont Corporation for $10 billion), just prior to the Red Lake High Grade Zone Discovery, working as part of exploration teams instrumental in delivering multiple producing mines. Working with Goldcorp for 10 years, managing off mine site exploration with a team of up to 75 employees and consultants, and annual budgets often in excess of CAN$20 million, Mr. Dehn and his team initiated the deep drilling at the Cochenour Mine in Red Lake District which is now in production (later sold to Evolution Mining Limited alongside Red Lake and Cambell mines and processing facilities for $375 million in cash, with up to an additional $100 million if new deposits are discovered). Mr. Dehn’s expertise in the Red Lake Greenstone Belt is well known, but less know is his abilities and experience in industrial minerals deposits, from discovery through permitting, and metallurgy testing through to customer acceptance. Having worked previously in the La Blache Anorthositic intrusive he worked closely with Process Research Ortech Inc. who have developed a process of leaching, solvent extraction and micritization that has lead to commercially acceptable Titanium(IV) oxide (TiO2) from ilmenite ore for the paint and plastics industry. Mr. Dehn has also work within apatite rich Anorthosite’s across the Grenville, rich in phosphorus for the fertilizer industry. He has permitted Fe-Ti-V rich anorthosites, and the focus of much of his last 10 years of Quebec focused exploration and development has been on ore bodies very similar to Temas Resources’ La Blache deposit.
Ryan Kuhn, Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance
Mr. Kuhn carries a working pedigree of multiple billion dollar acquisitions and financings, holding positions at firms and organizations such as J.P. Morgan and World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE Listed), where he acted as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. Notably, Mr. Kuhn facilitated the $1.5 billion dollar acquisition of Chloride Group by Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE Listed), as well as the securing of a $1.1 billion dollar credit facility financing on behalf of William Koch’s Oxbow Carbon, one of the world’s largest recyclers of refinery and natural gas byproducts. Having most recently lead a $140 million acquisition of Mach 1 Global by Omni Logistics LLC and acted as advisor to Absolute Resolutions Corporation in their $200 million credit facility refinancing with SVEA Bank AB, Mr. Kuhn’s resume also includes acquisitions by Oxbow Carbon LLC of International Commodities Export Corporation for $170 million, Petroleum Coke Industries Company for $125 million, and the sale of Odyssey Logistics and Technology Corporation to The Jordan Company L.P. at an enterprise value of $700 million. A graduate of Cornell University, he brings 15 years of investment banking experience and has successfully executed advisory and financing assignments for clients across a broad range of industry verticals.
Rory Kutluoglu, Director
Mr. Kutluoglu is a Professional Geoscientist and Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists with more than fifteen years of notable exploration experience in a wide variety of commodities across North America. Mr. Kutluoglu began his career working with the team that discovered the Broken Hammer deposit for Wallbridge Mining Company Limited. Mr. Kutluoglu then, as a Project Geologist from 2006 to 2009, was responsible for planning, implementing, and reporting on exploration programs across Canada for various clients while working for Equity Exploration. The 2009 field season was spent working with Gold Fields Limited, conducting porphyry exploration in British Columbia. In 2009 thru 2010, Mr. Kutluoglu filled a similar role at Kiska Metals Corp. (acquired by AuRico Metals Inc., and less than one year later acquired by Centerra Gold Inc. for $290 million). From Kiska Metals, Mr. Kutluoglu went on to be part of the team that created Evrim Resources Corp. (now Orogen Royalties Inc. after merger with Renaissance Gold Inc.) and acted as VP Business Development from 2011 to 2012. In 2012- 2015, Mr. Kutluoglu was Exploration Manager for Kaminak Gold Corporation, which was subsequently acquired by Goldcorp Inc. (now Newmont Corporation) for $520 million.
Kyler Hardy, Director
Mr. Hardy has over 15 years of experience in the global resource sector where he has operated, advised and brought venture capital, private equity and strategic partners to the table. Mr. Hardy has founded and sold several resource focused businesses from services to extraction and development. Mr. Hardy is currently the CEO of Cronin Group, director and CEO of Imperial X Plc and director of Hexa Resources, among other private and public companies.
David Robinson, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Robinson is a CPA and has over 10 years of accounting and capital markets experience. He has provided audit, tax and consulting services to private and public companies for a number of years at MNP LLP before moving to the Telus Pension Fund as a senior analyst, where he gained significant exposure to equity portfolio management and commercial lending. Mr. Robinson is currently the group CFO and a partner in Cronin Group, a natural resource focused merchant bank based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Michael Rowley, Director
Michael Rowley has over 25 years executive experience in the exploration, mineral testing, and mine environmental industries, including capital markets and operations. Mr. Rowley is President and CEO of Group Ten Metals and is active in various other public exploration companies including Bravada Gold, Granite Creek Copper and Sierra Mountain Minerals Inc.
Konstantin Lichtenwald, CPA, Director
Mr. Lichtenwald specializes in providing corporate finance, valuation, taxation, financial reporting, consulting and other accounting services to both small businesses, as well as public commodity resource companies. He also assists in many aspects of clients' administration, financing and other activities. Mr. Lichtenwald also worked at Ernst & Young GmbH, Germany, in the assurance department. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Pforzheim University, Germany, and holds the professional designation of chartered professional accountant (CPA, CGA), and he is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and Canada. Mr. Lichtenwald has had extensive experience as a controller and CFO of numerous publicly traded and private corporations in several industries.