Our
Team

EnviroMetal is led by a first-class staff of scientists and engineers. Our extensive expertise in metals recovery and hydrometallurgy positions us with a unique knowledge set applicable to our target markets.

Corporate management team

EnviroMetal is led by a seasoned, science, and technology focussed executive team with extensive experience in chemistry, extractive metallurgical sciences, mining, finance, and public corporate governance.

Duane Nelson

President & CEO / Director

Mr. Nelson is the founder and CEO of EnviroMetal. He has founded a number of successful companies. Most recently he was the CEO and co-founder of Silvermex Resources Inc., a past TSX listed gold and silver producer.  Mr. Nelson is a member of the Board of Directors of Group 11 Technologies and NGO Sustainability in Consultive Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Nathalie Pilon

CPA, CMA

Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary

Ms. Pilon has comprehensive experience in corporate and international operational finance, with an emphasis on corporate governance. She has held senior positions with publicly listed mining corporations, where she has led finance teams through exploration, development, construction, commissioning and operations. Prior to joining EnviroMetal, Ms. Pilon was Director of Finance for Orezone Gold Corporation, and has held senior positions at Roxgold Inc. and Endeavour Mining Corporation.

Wayne Moorhouse

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Moorhouse has extensive experience in corporate team building and overseeing company growth.  He has held senior management positions with mining and civil construction companies and acted as the COO, CFO, Corporate Secretary or President of several TSX and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies and their subsidiaries, including Roxgold Inc., Midnight Sun Mining Corp., Silvermex Ltd. and Genco Resources Ltd.

Ish Grewal

M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Executive Vice President

Mr. Grewal has 25 years+ experience in the metallurgical and mineral processing industry, focused on research and development, mineral and hydrometallurgical processing and metal recovery systems. Prior to joining EnviroMetal, he was president and co-founder of Met-Solve Laboratories Inc.  He has published and presented numerous technical papers in fields of  hydrometallurgy, gravity concentration and dense media separation. 

Hanif Jafari

M.Eng.

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Jafari is a mining and mineral processing engineer with over a decade of experience in research and development. Prior to devoting his fulltime work to EnviroMetal, he was a researcher at the University of British Columbia, in addition to having over 7 years of global experience in leading mining and drilling projects. He holds a master’s degree in mining and mineral engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Corporate Board of Directors

EnviroMetal is led by an experienced and seasoned Board of Directors with an extensive

history in finance, law, mining, E-Waste, and electronic manufacturing technologies

Mel Lavitt

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Lavitt has over 50 years of investment banking expertise in emerging growth high tech and middle-market companies. His professional career included hundreds of capital market transactions accounting for several billion dollars of equity and debt financing. Mr. Lavitt also served as a Director of Jabil from September 1991 to January 2016, is on the advisory board of two private companies, TELUS International and Deserve, Inc., and on the board of directors of Storage Engine.

Kenneth C. McNaughton

M.A.Sc. P.Eng

Director

Mr. McNaughton is Vice President and Chief Explorations Officer for Pretivm Resources. He is a professional geological engineer with over 30 years of global experience developing and leading mineral exploration programs. He was Senior Vice President, Exploration for Silver Standard Resources Inc.

Court Anderson

B.S. J.D.

Director

Court is currently a lawyer at Henson & Efron, P.A. specializing in litigating business disputes.  He was named a Minnesota Attorney of the Year in 2014 by Minnesota Lawyer.   He has litigated disputes in dozens of federal and state courts throughout the country, with many of his cases involving shareholder and securities disputes, complex contracts, and a variety of business-related torts.  Court regularly advises boards and officers on corporate governance issues and their legal obligations, mitigating legal risk and exposure. He graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University, summa cum laude, with a B.S. degree in accounting, and thereafter obtained a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Alexander Ruckdäschel

Director

Mr. Ruckdaeschel brings extensive experience in the successful development of several small cap and mid cap emerging growth companies. Mr. Ruckdaeschel has served on the Board of Directors of several successful public and private companies, including ERI, the largest fully integrated E-Waste recycler and IT & Electronics Asset Disposition (ITAD) provider in the United States, where he served from the company’s founding until late 2020.

Committees

Audit

Court Anderson

B.S. J.D.

Director

Court is currently a lawyer at Henson & Efron, P.A. specializing in litigating business disputes.  He was named a Minnesota Attorney of the Year in 2014 by Minnesota Lawyer.   He has litigated disputes in dozens of federal and state courts throughout the country, with many of his cases involving shareholder and securities disputes, complex contracts, and a variety of business-related torts.  Court regularly advises boards and officers on corporate governance issues and their legal obligations, mitigating legal risk and exposure. He graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University, summa cum laude, with a B.S. degree in accounting, and thereafter obtained a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Mel Lavitt

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Lavitt has over 50 years of investment banking expertise in emerging growth high tech and middle-market companies. His professional career included hundreds of capital market transactions accounting for several billion dollars of equity and debt financing. Mr. Lavitt also served as a Director of Jabil from September 1991 to January 2016, is on the advisory board of two private companies, TELUS International and Deserve, Inc., and on the board of directors of Storage Engine.

Alexander Ruckdäschel

Director

Mr. Ruckdaeschel brings extensive experience in the successful development of several small cap and mid cap emerging growth companies. Mr. Ruckdaeschel has served on the Board of Directors of several successful public and private companies, including ERI, the largest fully integrated E-Waste recycler and IT & Electronics Asset Disposition (ITAD) provider in the United States, where he served from the company’s founding until late 2020.

Corporate Governance

Kenneth C. McNaughton

M.A.Sc. P.Eng

Director

Mr. McNaughton is Vice President and Chief Explorations Officer for Pretivm Resources. He is a professional geological engineer with over 30 years of global experience developing and leading mineral exploration programs. He was Senior Vice President, Exploration for Silver Standard Resources Inc.

Court Anderson

B.S. J.D.

Director

Court is currently a lawyer at Henson & Efron, P.A. specializing in litigating business disputes.  He was named a Minnesota Attorney of the Year in 2014 by Minnesota Lawyer.   He has litigated disputes in dozens of federal and state courts throughout the country, with many of his cases involving shareholder and securities disputes, complex contracts, and a variety of business-related torts.  Court regularly advises boards and officers on corporate governance issues and their legal obligations, mitigating legal risk and exposure. He graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University, summa cum laude, with a B.S. degree in accounting, and thereafter obtained a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Mel Lavitt

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Lavitt has over 50 years of investment banking expertise in emerging growth high tech and middle-market companies. His professional career included hundreds of capital market transactions accounting for several billion dollars of equity and debt financing. Mr. Lavitt also served as a Director of Jabil from September 1991 to January 2016, is on the advisory board of two private companies, TELUS International and Deserve, Inc., and on the board of directors of Storage Engine.

Executive Compensation

Kenneth C. McNaughton

M.A.Sc. P.Eng

Director

Mr. McNaughton is Vice President and Chief Explorations Officer for Pretivm Resources. He is a professional geological engineer with over 30 years of global experience developing and leading mineral exploration programs. He was Senior Vice President, Exploration for Silver Standard Resources Inc.

Court Anderson

B.S. J.D.

Director

Court is currently a lawyer at Henson & Efron, P.A. specializing in litigating business disputes.  He was named a Minnesota Attorney of the Year in 2014 by Minnesota Lawyer.   He has litigated disputes in dozens of federal and state courts throughout the country, with many of his cases involving shareholder and securities disputes, complex contracts, and a variety of business-related torts.  Court regularly advises boards and officers on corporate governance issues and their legal obligations, mitigating legal risk and exposure. He graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University, summa cum laude, with a B.S. degree in accounting, and thereafter obtained a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Mel Lavitt

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Lavitt has over 50 years of investment banking expertise in emerging growth high tech and middle-market companies. His professional career included hundreds of capital market transactions accounting for several billion dollars of equity and debt financing. Mr. Lavitt also served as a Director of Jabil from September 1991 to January 2016, is on the advisory board of two private companies, TELUS International and Deserve, Inc., and on the board of directors of Storage Engine.

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