About Us


About Trevali

Trevali is a zinc focused mining company that operates its wholly-owned Santander mine in Peru, the wholly-owned Caribou mine in the Bathurst Mining Camp of northern New Brunswick, its 90% owned Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia and its 90% owned Perkoa mine in Burkina Faso.

To be the premier global base metals mining company, preferred by investors for solid performance and by communities, partners and employees for mutual benefit and trust.
To deliver superior financial returns through operational excellence and strategic allocation of capital, while valuing our people and investing in the communities and environments where we safely operate.
We have respect for each other and for the communities in which we work.
We are driven, goal-oriented and solutions-focused.
We demonstrate fiscal responsibility and we look for opportunities to continuously improve.
We execute our work consistently and with safety at the top of our minds.
We recognize that learning is ongoing and we openly share ideas and collaborate with each other.

Trevali recognizes that Health, Safety, Environment, Community (HSEC) and sustainability principles are a key component of a successful business. Trevali is committed to incorporating these principles into all plans, strategies and decision making.


We are governed by policies for our business code of conduct, diversity and anti-discrimination. We believe in creating a workplace free from discrimination and demonstrate responsible behavior by our employees and suppliers. We operate in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations pertaining to our operations. The above provides the license to operate, protection of our reputation and value for our shareholders.

Communities and People

Through integrity, reliability and transparency, we will build meaningful partnerships with our communities in which we operate. We believe that interactions, consultations and communication must be ethical. We embrace the complexity, diversity, cultural heritage and customs of our people.


Our environmental and social management system proactively guides statutory compliance, responsible stewardship of the land, air and water in which we interact and implements environmental and social closure planning that is self sustaining for present and future generations.

Safety and Health

Our primary focus is the safety of our people who work at our assets. We believe that all injuries and occupational diseases are preventable and we will be unwavering in our pursuit of a proactive safety culture comprising of personal responsibility, accountability, and teamwork. We provide all our people with the necessary equipment, tools and training to conduct the work safely through a continuously improved and structured safety management framework.

Management Team


Dr. Mark Cruise, President, CEO & Director

Mark is a base metal deposit specialist with over 20 years of project experience from grass-roots exploration through resource definition, permitting and production in Europe and the Americas on behalf of Pasminco, Anglo American and several TSX-listed companies. He completed his Geology Ph.D on the Irish zinc-lead orefields and was a member of Anglo American’s Lisheen Zn-Pb Mine feasibility/technical team in Ireland. Mark co-founded Trevali in 2007 to take advantage of the anticipated global zinc deficits due to forthcoming closures of a number of marquee zinc mines.


Gerbrand Van Heerden, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Van Heerden, a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of South Africa, graduated from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa and has 18 years of experience in various senior management roles in the mining industry, across numerous commodities, specializing in base metals. He commenced his career with Deloitte following which he joined Metorex Limited, a multi-listed mid-tier mining company as Group Financial Controller in 2004. At Metorex, he held a number of senior management positions, becoming a specialist in a wide field including technical consolidation and accounting, treasury, cross border taxation, trading and marketing of commodities, derivatives, group and debt re-structuring, due diligences, feasibilities, as well as a strong operational influencer to improve business profitability and sustainability. He was also involved in numerous green and brownfield projects, in Southern and Central Africa, through commissioning and into operational readiness during this period. He joined Glencore in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer of the newly acquired Rosh Pinah Zinc Corporation and was instrumental in the turn-around and modernization of the operation with a focus on establishing a continuous improvement culture.


Bryant Schwengler, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Schwengler holds a bachelor of engineering degree from the University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. He has 17 years of experience in a variety of roles including senior management positions in both underground and open-pit mining operations. Results driven with a strong safety focus, Bryant’s broad skill set encompasses the full mine operational life cycle from commissioning, mine planning and optimization through to closure. Commencing his career with Mount Isa Mines Ltd he provided engineering solutions Ernest Henry Open Cut Mine (Cu-Au). Following this he transitioned to Xstrata Zinc and ultimately Glencore at the world class Mt Isa Zinc operations. During this period, he led both technical and operational teams at the Blackstar, Handlebar Hill and Lady Loretta Zinc mines. As part of the strategic partnership with Glencore, Bryant was seconded to the Caribou Mine in early 2016 where he was instrumental in supporting the site during commissioning, the transition to commercial production and the ongoing optimization process.


Paul Keller, P.Eng., Senior Vice President, Major Projects & Technical Support

Mr. Keller brings 30 years of mine operations experience to the Group most recently as Trevali’s COO prior to which he held senior positions with Rio Algom and Barrick Gold. Paul has been instrumental in the growth of the Company and its transition from developer to a global top-10 zinc producer. Paul holds a Bachelor of Engineering/Mining from Laurentian University.


Alex Terentiew, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Investor Relations

Mr. Terentiew spent over 12 years in the investment industry as a mining and commodity research analyst at Scotia, Credit Suisse, Raymond James and most recently at BMO Capital Markets. At BMO he was a top-ranked analyst covering the base metals sector in addition to providing insightful research focused papers of long-term growth potential, value margins and commodity research. Prior to his career in research, he was a licensed Professional Geoscientist in the Province of Ontario. Alex holds an MBA degree from the Rotman School of Management, a Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Science from the Department of Geology, both from the University of Toronto.


Steve Stakiw, Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Mr. Stakiw is a geologist with over 25 years of mineral exploration, research and finance/equity market experience, and has held senior management roles with a leading mining research and investment publication and has consulted to resource-focused investment funds.


Daniel Marinov, Vice President, Exploration

Mr. Marinov has over 24 years of international experience in the mining and mineral exploration industry -- including 5 years in an underground production environment. He has extensive experience in precious, base metal and industrial minerals exploration having worked throughout Eastern Europe, Asia, Australia, as well as Central and South America with Rio Tinto and Anglo American in senior geologist and management roles. Before joining Trevali team, Daniel was the project exploration manager at Anglo's Michiquillay porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum deposit in Peru. Daniel will be focusing on rapidly expanding and advancing the Company's Santander and Stratmat-Halfmile projects, and also in reviewing new potential opportunities. Daniel holds a Master of Science degree in mineral exploration from the University of Mining and Geology of Sofia, Bulgaria.


Steven Molnar, Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Molnar joined Trevali in July 2018 as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In this capacity, he provides leadership and direction on all legal matters involving Trevali and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining Trevali, Steve practiced corporate and securities law at the law firm of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, where he provided advice on a wide variety of matters and transactions including corporate governance, regulatory compliance and public company reporting, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, equity and debt financings, joint ventures and other commercial arrangements in the mining industry. Steve holds a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University. He is a member of both the British Columbia and Ontario Bars.


Joanne Thomopoulos, Vice President, Human Resources Strategy

Ms. Thomopoulos is an influential senior HR leader with over 15 years’ direct leadership experience. Prior to joining Trevali in October 2018, she spent over 10 years at BC Hydro and 8 years at BCLC where she championed key strategic HR initiatives that leveraged talent to maximize business efficiencies. She has led workforce redesign projects, developed performance management and talent development frameworks, and provided strategic guidance on mergers, acquisitions and integrations. She holds a Chartered Professional in Human Resources Designation, Strategic Human Resources Management Graduate Certification, Advanced Certification in Management and a Diploma in Criminal Justice. She is also a Certified Coach and Facilitator for Kouzes and Posner’s Leadership Practices.


Yan Bourassa, Vice President, Mineral Resource Management

Mr. Bourassa has joined Trevali in July 2018 as Vice President, Mineral Resource Management and comes with extensive experience in resource estimation/disclosure and has a solid background in operations and exploration. He will be overseeing the development and maintenance of the individual resource and reserve models for all Trevali mining assets combined with the management of all in-mine conversion drilling, drill data management and sampling quality assurance/quality control. Yan will also be developing frameworks for mineral resource management, supervising and training geologists, and providing technical guidance to the senior management team as part of due diligence processes.

Board of Directors

Jessica McDonald, ICD.D, Chair


Jessica McDonald currently serves as Chair of Canada Post, which includes in its Group of Companies a majority shareholding of Purolator Courier, and subsidiaries Innovapost and SCI Logistics. She has previously served as President and CEO of Canada Post on an interim basis. Prior experience includes President and CEO of BC Hydro, Chair of Powertech Labs Inc, and Board Director of Powerex Corp. She serves on the Member Council of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, and was previously a Visiting Fellow at Stanford’s Center for Energy Policy and Finance. She is a Director of the Board of Trade of Greater Vancouver, as well as a Board Director of Hydro One and Coeur Mining. She has significant experience in Government including Deputy Minister to the Premier and and Head of the Public Service of British Columbia. She is a certified ICD Board Director and a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada. She has been named to Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame, Canada’s Diversity 50, and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.

Dan Isserow, Vice Chair


Dan Isserow is a Chartered Accountant with financial and business operations leadership experience and a successful track record of growing organizations across various business sectors, including introducing the Nando’s restaurant franchise to Canada and serving as its President and CEO from 1993 to 2012. He is currently the Co-Founder, President and Chief Financial Officer with Silica Ventures, a company focused on the expanding market for digital sign applications; with customers in Canada and the United States. He is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of South Africa. He has also completed the ICD Directors’ Education Program (DEP).

Dr. Mark Cruise, President, CEO and Director


Mark Cruise founded the Company and has been President since February 25, 2008 and Chief Executive Officer since May 28, 2009. He was Vice President, Business Development of Cardero Resources Corp., a public company listed on the TSX and American Stock Exchange, from March 2007 to September 2011, and from November 2004 to March 2007 was the Vice President, Exploration. From 1996 to 2004, he was Senior Geologist with Anglo American plc. He is also a director of Velocity Minerals Ltd. and a Trevali-nominated director of Prism Resources Inc., public companies listed on the TSXV. He received a Bachelor of Geology and a Doctorate of Geology from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He is a professional member of the Institute of Geologists of Ireland and the European Federation of Geologists.

Russell Ball, Director


Russell Ball was most recently Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Development of Goldcorp Inc., a role he assumed in March 2016 after initially joining Goldcorp Inc. in 2013 and serving as Executive Vice President of Capital Projects, Strategy and Corporate Development, including oversight of their primary growth projects. Prior to his role with Goldcorp Inc., he served in varying capacities for Newmont Mining Corporation, including Strategic and Business Planning, culminating with his appointment as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He currently serves on the Board of Lydian International, Calibre Mining Corp, Allegiant Gold Ltd. and Columbus Gold Corp. He is both a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of South Africa and a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado.

Anton Drescher, Director


Anton Drescher is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant with over 35 years of experience as an officer and director of companies in various industries, including mining, telecommunications, technology and waste management. He is currently a director of Corvus Gold Inc., a director of International Tower Hill Mines Ltd., the Chief Financial Officer and a director of Oculus VisionTech Inc., a director of RavenQuest BioMed Inc., a director of River Wild Exploration Inc., and Chief Financial Officer and a director of Xiana Mining Inc. He is also the President of Harbour Pacific Capital Corp., a private company that provides consulting services for mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, debt and equity financings and regulatory filings. He has been a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant since 1981.

Chris Eskdale, Director


Chris Eskdale joined Glencore International A.G. in January 1997 as Asset Manager and is currently Head of Zinc Industrial Assets for Glencore. Prior to this, he was an accountant at Deloitte & Touche in London and Moscow. He currently serves on the Board of a number of international mining companies, specifically: Compania Minera Volcan S.A.A., a Peruvian listed mining company engaged in the extraction and production of zinc, lead and copper concentrates (since 2012); the Noranda Income Fund (since 2013); and Recylex S.A., a Paris-listed company processing zinc and lead materials (since 2014). He holds a Master of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Oxford and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in July 1994 with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Mike Hoffman, Director


Mike Hoffman is a professional mining engineer with over 35 years of experience in mine operations, projects, engineering and corporate development. He has served in senior executive positions at Belo Sun Mining Corp., Crocodile Gold Corp., Goldcorp Inc., Desert Sun Mining Corp. and Yamana Gold Inc. He is also currently a director of Eastman Resources Inc. He received a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mining Engineering) from Queen’s University and is a Professional Engineer in Ontario. He has also completed the ICD Directors’ Education Program (DEP).

Dan Myerson, Director


Dan Myerson is currently the head of Glencore’s Canadian zinc business, and has worked closely with Trevali at both the corporate and operations level. Prior to joining Glencore, he worked in the global capital markets division of Morgan Stanley with a principal focus on the Asia-Pacific region. He holds a Master of Finance (Honours) degree from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

Corporate Governance

Trevali's Board of Directors and Management are committed to the highest standard of corporate governance and monitor changing rules, regulations and best practices on a continuing basis. The Company's business and operating practices are stated in the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics, which is applicable to all directors, officers and employees. The Code establishes a set of expectations and standards for the Company and its personnel with respect to ethical business practices, personal conduct, environmental, safety and occupational health practices, competition and fair dealings, and disclosure of information.

The Board of Directors has also enacted a Whistle Blower Policy to protect employees who report violations of law, regulations or corporate policy and to ensure that any concerns are acted upon appropriately.

Committee Composition

Corporate Directory

Head Office

Trevali Mining Corporation
  • 1400 - 1199 West Hastings Street
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Canada, V6E 3T5
  • Email: info@trevali.com
  • Phone: (604) 488-1661
  • Fax: (604) 629-1425


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