Base metal deposit specialist with over 20-years project experience from grass-roots exploration through resource definition to permitting and production in Europe and the America's on behalf of Pasminco Exploration, Anglo American and TSX-listed companies. Completed Geology Ph.D. on the Irish zinc-lead orefield and was a member of Anglo American's Lisheen Zinc-Lead Mine feasibility/technical team in Ireland. Co-founded Trevali in 2007 to position the Company to take advantage of anticipated global Zn deficits.
Mr. Van Heerden joined Trevali in 2017 following the Company’s acquisition of the Perkoa and Rosh Pinah mines. He is both a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of South Africa and a Chartered Professional Accountant in British Columbia (CPABC) and has over 18 years of experience in various senior management roles in the mining industry. He commenced his career with Deloitte in South Africa, after which he joined Metorex Limited, a listed mining company as Group Financial Controller in 2004. He assumed increasing levels of responsibility over time, including involvement in numerous green and brownfield projects through commissioning and into operational readiness. In 2013, Gerbrand was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marla brings over 25 years' experience in public markets working as an Administrator and Corporate Secretary specializing in resource based exploration companies to the Company.