Michael Dehn, President, CEO and Director
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.
David Kwok, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer
David Kwok (CPA, CGA) has over 18 years of experience working for public companies in various management roles. Recently, he provided financial & business consulting services for both public and private companies in the resource space, software development, internet infrastructure management and franchising. Prior to that, he has held the positions of Operations Controller & Business Administration Manager for Capstone Mining Corp., and Divisional Controller for Xstrata PLC and subsequently for Glencore PLC after the two companies merged.