In today's highly volatile world markets, having a strong management team is fundamental to bottom-line success. Orex Minerals Inc. has the business acumen, financial literacy and hands-on geological expertise required to move projects forward to the next level. In addition, Orex's management team has proven their ability to discover and develop quality exploration projects that maximize shareholder value - the same team is widely recognized for the identification of La Preciosa Silver-Gold Deposit in Durango, Mexico for Orko Silver Corp.
Ben Whiting, M.Sc., P.Geo.
President, CEO, Director
Ben Whiting is a professional geoscientist with more than 40 years' experience in the international mining industry. He has worked for both major & junior companies, managing a wide range of operations from exploration through to production. He has also acted as a special advisor on mining industry matters to government agencies, the World Bank, and is a past Adjunct Professor of Queen's University in the Geological Sciences & Mining Engineering departments.
Mr. Whiting is an "Economic Geology" medal award recipient and also won the 2008 IAC "Explorer of the Year". He is a member of Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC), Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO), La Asociación de Ingenieros de Minas Metalurgistas y Geólogos de México (AIMMGM), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and a Fellow and past-editor of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG).
In conjunction with his current position with Orex, Mr. Whiting serves as the VP of Exploration for Barsele Minerals Corp.
Art Freeze, P.Geo
Art Freeze has an impressive 45 years of experience in Mineral Exploration & Project Management. Until 2007, he served as the Primary Consulting Geologist for Goldcorp Inc., and has held Consulting, Management & Supervisory positions with international mining companies such as Cominco Ltd., Pasminco Exploration, Echo Bay Mines and Pan American Silver Corp. Art is a member of Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC). Mr. Freeze was a Consulting Geologist & Advisory Board Member for Orko Silver Corp.
Dale Brittliffe, P.Geo.
Senior Geologist, Technical Advisor
Mr. Brittliffe is a professional geologist with 20 years of experience in design and management of mineral exploration programs in Australia, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Mr. Brittliffe has expertise in identifying and upgrading early stage projects and boasts a solid track record of successful stakeholder negotiations resulting in amicable and productive land access agreements. Based in Vancouver, Mr. Brittliffe has 8 years of experience managing exploration projects in northern Mexico and has previously completed such work for Kootenay Silver, Astral Mining and Orex Minerals Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Geology degree from Curtin University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Science (Environmental) degree from the University of Western Australia and is a member of Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC). In conjunction with his current position with Orex, Mr. Brittliffe serves as the Vice President- Exploration of Silver Viper Minerals Corp.
Senior Director, Business Development
Steve Cope has 12 years experience in the mining sector. He has worked in corporate development for Orko Silver Corp, Barsele Minerals Corp., Orex Minerals Inc. and Timmins Gold Corp. His responsibilities with these companies have covered a wide range of areas including financing companies, project evaluation, investor relations and mergers and acquisitions. In conjunction with his current position with Orex, Mr. Cope also serves as the President, CEO & Director of Silver Viper Minerals Corp.
Manager, Business Development
Alicia Ford has a background in marketing, media, corporate development, and investor relations in the mining and financial industries. Prior to her current role, she worked with more than 100 junior mining companies at Red Cloud Securities. In conjunction with her role at Orex, she also serves as Manager, Business Development for both Silver Viper Minerals Corp. and Barsele Minerals Corp.
Ross Wilmot, C.A.
Chief Financial Officer, Director
Ross Wilmot is a Chartered Accountant who has provided public companies with senior financial management services for more than 50 years. As CFO, he offers exhaustive knowledge of reporting practices and requirements for public companies based in Canada & the USA. Mr. Wilmot has been involved in numerous business valuations & acquisitions, high tech start-ups and international mining operations.
David Gunning, P.Eng.
Mr. Gunning is a graduate mining engineer with 40 years experience in the mining industry. His experience includes exploration, operations and consulting. He has worked on precious metal projects and operations worldwide but primarily in North and Latin America. Most recently Mr. Gunning was COO at Starcore Intl. Mines Ltd with an underground gold mine in Mexico and VP Operations for Bluestone Resources developing the Cerro Blanco project in Guatemala.
W. (Harry) White
President of H. White Consulting, (transportation/logistics consulting); Director of Orex Minerals Inc. Mr. White has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Orex Mineral’s is part of the Belcarra Group, an organization comprised of technical and capital markets professionals in the mining industry. Our model focusses on exploration and as such can draw on the knowledge of our 4 in-house senior geologists with their 150 years of combined experience to identify opportunities to discover and develop quality exploration projects that maximize shareholder value. We are the same team recognized for the discovery of Orko Silver Corp’s La Preciosa Silver-Gold Deposit in Durango, Mexico which we began as a grass roots project, proved up over 270 million ounce of silver and sold to Coeur Mining for over $350 million.
Belcarra Group Management Companies:
Orex Minerals Inc. - TSX.V:REX / OTCQB: ORMNF
Barsele Minerals Corp.- TSX.V: BME / OTCQB: BRSLF
Silver Viper Minerals Corp. - TSX.V: VIPR / OTCQB: VIPRF