Stephen Orr, Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, who joined SSMRC in 2011, has more than 40 years of experience in the mining industry, including international commercial experience at both executive and operational levels. Previously, Mr. Orr served as President, Director, and Chief Executive Officer at Ventana Gold Corp., a Vancouver-based mineral exploration and development company; as Director and Chief Executive Officer at OceanaGold Corporation (“OceanaGold”), where under his leadership OceanaGold built and commissioned two new mines in New Zealand and increased production by 90%; as Vice President of North American Operations and then Managing Director of Australia and Africa operations at Barrick Gold Corporation; and as President and Chief Executive Officer at Homestake Canada Inc.
Roger Johnson, Chief Financial Officer, who joined SSMRC in 2011, has 40 years of experience in financial management in the mining industry. Previously, Mr. Johnson served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Newmont Mining Corporation (now Newmont Goldcorp Corporation); as Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, at Pasminco Zinc, Inc.; and as Vice President, Controller, at Kennecott Utah Copper LLC. He practiced public accounting with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP).
Philip Pyle, Vice President of Exploration, who joined SSMRC in 2011, has more than 40 years of experience in the mining industry. Previously, Mr. Pyle served as Vice President—Exploration at Los Gatos Ltd., as Exploration Manager at Linear Gold Corp. (now Fortune Bay Corp.), as Exploration Manager at MIM Exploration Pty Ltd., as Exploration Manager at BHP Minerals International Exploration Inc., and as a geologist at AMAX Exploration Inc.
John Kinyon, Vice President of Operations, who joined SSMRC in 2012, has more than 40 years of U.S. and international operations and construction experience, including experience in various mining positions in the U.S., Canada, Tanzania, Australia, and New Zealand. Previously, Mr. Kinyon served as Vice President and General Manager at Coeur Mining Inc.’s Kensington Mine in Juneau, Alaska; as Vice President of Operations at OceanaGold; as General Manager at Yukon Zinc Corporation; and as General Manager at Eskay Creek at Barrick Gold Corporation.
Luis Felipe Huerta, Project Director at Cerro Los Gatos Mine, who joined SSMRC in 2015, has 25 years of project management experience in the mining industry. Previously, Mr. Huerta served as Project Manager at Continental Gold Inc., as Project Manager at Fortuna Silver Mines Inc., and as Project Superintendent at Compania Minera Milpo.
Adam Dubas, Chief Administrative Officer, who joined SSMRC in 2011, has more than 20 years of experience in financial management. Previously, Mr. Dubas served as our Corporate Controller; as a Senior Manager at KPMG LLP, where he focused on the energy industry; and as an International Financial Analyst at Sprint Corporation.