Thomas M. Conway, President & CEO
Mr. Conway (B.S.- Mining Engineering ) has significant expertise in permitting, feasibility and mining. A results-oriented executive, Mr. Conway has 20 years of diverse experience largely with Newmont Mining Corporation ("Newmont") in operations, general management, environmental affairs and risk management. His roles at Newmont included Vice President Risk Management, Vice President / General Manager Carlin Operations were he was responsible for a 2 million oz/yr operation with 1600 employees, Vice President / General Manager Minera Yanacocha where he oversaw the start up of a mining operation with 2 metallurgical plants and 3 open pits ; Manager, Environmental Affairs Carlin Responsible for Environmental compliance and permitting.
A. Lamar Long, Exploration Manager
A. Lamar Long coordinates the ongoing Kelly's Basin feasibility study with the principal consultant, SRK Consulting (USA) Inc. and overseas all geological developments including the design of the Primary Clay deposits prefeasibility study. Prior to joining i-minerals, Lamar spent 13 years as the Exploration Manager, Industrial Minerals for Hecla Mining Corporation where he developed, planned and managed all exploration programs for industrial minerals. Earlier in his career Lamar was a Project Geologist for J.M. Huber Corporation for 7 years where he managed industrial minerals projects including a regional exploration program for kaolin in Georgia and South Carolina.
Gary L. Nelson, Manager Metallurgical Operations
Gary L. Nelson (B.S. Metallurgical Engineering) oversees all metallurgical work from both the Kelly's Basin and Primary Clay deposits. He works closely with the engineering consultants in the all economic assessments with a focus on material balances and process facility design. Gary has over thirty years of diverse expertise with an emphasis on industrial minerals including economic modeling, project / process development, operations start-up, marketing and market development and environmental reporting. Mr. Nelson is charged with the task of overseeing the completion of the ongoing feasibility study on the Helmer-Bovill property and ultimately the design and procurement of the production facility.
Linda A. Koep, Market Development Manager
Linda A. Koep, Market Development Manager oversees the marketing and sales of all mineral products from both deposits. She has eighteen years experience in the mining industry including mineral markets and mergers and acquisitions. Linda develops mineral markets and potential sales, analyzes transportation opportunities, and plans strategy for implementing the company's entry as a producer of industrial minerals. In addition, Linda is a member of Gonzaga University faculty in Spokane, Washington.