American Manganese Inc. Directors & Officers
Larry W. Reaugh – President & CEO, Director
President and Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese Inc. from February 13, 1998 to present. Mr. Reaugh has forty-seven years’ experience in the mining industry and for the past thirty years he has been the CEO & President of several exploration, development and producing mining companies listed on the TSX, TSX Venture and NSDAQ exchanges. Several of his companies have made significant discoveries, three of which (gold) went on to be producing mines. Through his career Mr. Reaugh has raised in excess of $250 million for junior resource mining companies. Currently he is the CEO of three public companies which fall under the aegis of The Reaugh Group: American Manganese Inc., Goldrea Resources Inc., and Molycor Gold Corp.
Andris Kikauka – P.Geo, Director
Director for American Manganese Inc., Mr. Kikauka is a graduate of Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont., with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Sciences, 1980. He is a member of the Geological Association of Canada (F5717). He is registered in the Province of British Columbia as a Professional Geoscientist).
Andris has practiced his profession for thirty years in precious and base metal exploration in the Cordilllera of Western Canada working for Anaconda Canada Exploration (1980-1984), Skyline Explorations, Inel Resources, Gulf International Minerals (1985-1989), in South America working for Carson Gold (1990), in Mexico and Guatemala working mineral exploration projects for Francisco Gold and Almaden Minerals (1996-2006) and for three years in uranium exploration in the Canadian Shield working for Rayrock Mines and Uran-Canada (1977-1979).
Ed Skoda – Director
Director for American Manganese Inc., Ed Skoda obtained a Diploma in Mining Engineering Technology from the Haileybury School of Mines in Ontario in 1971 and a Diploma in Business Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1979. Ed has over 25 years experience in the mining industry in which time he has worked on many national and international projects. During the past 15 years, Mr. Skoda has worked as a consultant and in a supervisory capacity as a shift boss, superintendent, or project manager for various mining and exploration companies. Based out of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Ed oversees all Mexico operations for SJ Geophysics Ltd.
Paul Hildebrand – Director
Director for American Manganese Inc., Paul Hildebrand is a lawyer with 25 years of experience in private law practice.
Jan Eigenhuis – Director
Director for American Manganese Inc., Mr. Eigenhuis is a former senior executive at Manganese Metal Company of South Africa (MMC). He currently acts as a consultant to the electrolytic manganese industry worldwide. It is notable that he counts MMC as well as the Chinese manganese producers as clients. Jan is a graduate of the University of Pretoria; B.Sc. (Chem. & Math.) and the University of South Africa; MBL (Master Business Leadership). His 30 years of business experience in mineral beneficiation and the electrolytic manganese metal industry
Michael MacLeod – P.Eng., MBA, COO
Chief Operating Officer for American Manganese Inc., Mr. Michael MacLeod has spent 30 years executing major capital projects and mine developments in the mining industry, including the Byron Creek coal mine expansion for Esso Resources Canada Limited and in-pit crusher/conveying system and Highmont concentrator re-location for Highland Valley Copper Ltd.
Teresa Piorun – Officer
Teresa Piorun, Corporate Secretary for American Manganese Inc. has been with the group of companies for twenty-seven years. Ms. Piorun is a senior corporate officer with wide-ranging responsibilities, serving as a focal point for communication with the board of directors, senior management and the company’s shareholders, and occupies a key role in the administration of critical corporate matters. She is the confidant and advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and other members of senior management, particularly on corporate governance affairs.