DAVID ALEXANDER, CPA-CA
President, Chief Financial Officer and Director
David is a Chartered Professional Accountant who, as CFO of Columbia Trust Company, has managed its growth from $50 million to over $1 billion over a 5 year period; and subsequently as CFO of Arakis Energy Corporation where he managed its growth from start up to over one billion dollars in assets. For the last 20 years, David has extended his expertise to work with the principals of public companies to assist them restructure, finance, promote, and work with auditors, lawyers, and regulators to ensure corporate compliance David, is currently working as President and Chief Financial Officer of North America Frac Sand Inc. David’s focus has been to raise sufficient funds to explore and determine the feasibility of developing the Company Eagle Point frac sands assets in Saskatchewan.
Mr. Alexander is also currently working with International Wastewater Systems Inc. (CSE:IWS) as CFO. IWS is a world leader in recovering renewable energy through its patented heat recovery technology from waste water systems. David is also working with Southern Lithium Corp. (TSX- SNL) as CFO. SNL is currently exploring its Cruz property site located in Argentina. Finally, David is working with Vertas Pharma Inc. (CSE:VRT) as CFO. VRT is through affiliation with a number of UBC scientist, determine the medicinal qualities of various cannabis strains, and if possible, patent certain processes and strains.
Mr. Alexander is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA-CA), and BComm – Finance graduate from UBC.
Ed Morrow is a Director of the Company and is a professional geologist who has worked as an employee or consultant for over 35 years in the exploration, development, and production of multiple mineral resources. Mr. Morrow has held line and executive positions in the mining industry with several companies. Most recently, from 2012 to 2013, Mr. Morrow served as President and CEO of Liberty Coal Energy Corp and Siga Resources Inc., both US OTC public companies.
Mr. Morrow holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada, Reno, with post graduate study in finance and mineral economics. Mr. Morrow has held positions of increasing responsibility in the mining and minerals industry, and in addition he has significant experience in real estate acquisition, planning, entitlement, permitting, engineering and construction management.
A registered Professional Geologist, Mr. Morrow is a member of the Society for Mineral Exploration of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, has served on the Board of Directors of the California Mining Association and as an Executive Council Member of the Industry Advisory Board, University of Nevada, Reno, Mackay School of Mines. Mr. Morrow has worked as an employee or consultant for over 35 years in exploration, development and production in the natural resources area in many commodities.
Mr. Morrow was appointed an independent director to North America Frac Sand inc. in July 2016. Mr. Morrow was the President, CEO and Director of Liberty Coal Inc. a OTC-Pink company. Previously, Mr. Morrow managed Laminco Resources Inc, (a TSE listed public company) beginning in October of 1995 under a consulting agreement as President and Chief Operating Officer. He was named Chief Executive Officer in September of 1996. Laminco developed precious metals and copper resources in Canada, and North and South America. Laminco Resources was merged with a Norwegian public company in 2001, and he served as Chief operating officer and on the Board of Directors of the merged company until December 2005.
Prior to joining Laminco, Mr. Morrow served from 1993 to late 1995 as Director of Geology Services at Homestake Mining Company’s flagship mine in Lead, South Dakota. In this position he was responsible for the mine’s geology, exploration and grade control programs. The Homestake mine, in operation for over 120 years, produced in excess of 500,000 ounces of gold annually from both underground and open pit sources.
In 1981, Mr. Morrow was retained to initiate a new US based hard minerals division for Asamera Oil Inc, a Canadian Oil producer. Starting with himself and one assistant, until mid 1993 he held multiple positions with Asamera Minerals U.S., Inc., including General Manager, Minerals, and General Manager of Exploration and Acquisition. Asamera held interests in precious metals, strategic and industrial minerals projects. Asamera was working globally and had active projects in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Guatemala, West Germany, South East Asia and Australia. Under Mr. Morrow’s direction, Asamera discovered and placed into production the Cannon Gold Mine in Wenatchee Washington, U.S.A. Asamera also acquired and operated the Gooseberry Mine, an underground gold/silver property near Reno, Nevada. Asamera was acquired by Gulf Canada in 1989, and the mineral operation was wound up except the Cannon mine by mid 1993.
From 1974 to 1981, Mr. Morrow held several exploration and production management positions with industrial mineral producers, Interpace refractories in California and Federal Bentonite Corporation in South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. Mr. Morrow was responsible for multiple exploration and production operations in diverse areas, producing a variety of commodities, including high duty refractories, specialty clays for engineering and construction uses, glass sand, limestone and coal.
From mid 1970 until early 1974, Mr. Morrow was an exploration geologist with Utah Construction and Mining Co./Utah International Inc, working on uranium projects in Wyoming and the pacific northwest. During this time the Big Eagle Mine near Jeffrey City WY was discovered by the company.
Directly out of University, Mr Morrow served until mid 1970 years as Assistant Manager of Sonoma International’s Altoona Mine, an underground mercury producer in Northern California.