|David Watkins, M. Sc., Chairman|
Mr. Watkins is an international mining executive with 40 years of experience in building and managing mining companies. He is a geologist by training whose work resulted in the discovery, acquisition, development, and operation of 15 successful gold, copper, and zinc mines in Canada, US, Chile, Peru, Australia, and Zambia. His experience includes managing a number of corporate mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions. Mr. Watkins joined Atna Resources Ltd. as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2000. Prior to joining Atna, he was Senior Vice President of Cyprus Amax Minerals Company responsible for worldwide exploration and business development. He was President of Minnova Inc., a successor company to Falconbridge Copper where he and his teams discovered and built a number of mines that resulted in five operating divisions producing gold silver, copper, and zinc for the company.
"I find it exciting and stimulating to be involved with an experienced and professional team, which has the capability to generate and explore a diversified range of projects with exceptional opportunities for discovery, development, and growth." - David Watkins
|Eric W. Norton, President & CEO|
Mr. Norton comes to Commander after more than 30 years with Teck Resources Ltd., and three years with Baja Mining Corp. as Vice President, Project Development & Operations. He graduated from University of Toronto in 1974 with a B.Sc. (Honours) in Metallurgy and Materials Science and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. While at Teck he held senior positions in Operations, Commercial & Business Development, including evaluation of projects and the coordination of concentrate purchases and metal sales at the Trail smelter. His roles also included Manager, Strategic Opportunities, working with the Exploration Business Development Group & Manager, Business Development in Vancouver. In these roles he was involved in evaluation of advanced resource and development projects and acquisition targets. While at Baja Mining he led the Definitive Feasibility Study for development of the Boleo Project in Mexico, and was active in working with brokers, banks and trading companies negotiating financing and commodity product agreements.
|William J. Coulter, B.A.Sc., Director|
Mr. Coulter, a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering degree, has had a career spanning more than thirty years in the mineral resource sector. He has served as founding director and shareholder of numerous mining and hydrocarbon companies.
"Commander represents highly qualified geological, financial and administrative people dedicated to developing its gold, nickel, uranium and copper prospects located in mineral rich Canada. The conversion of just one prospect into a mine would represent significant wealth creation for all of Commander's shareholders. That's my business and my reason for a long term association with Commander." - William Coulter
|Bernard H. Kahlert, B.Sc., P.Eng., Vice-President Exploration, and Director|
Mr. Kahlert, a geological engineer, has more than three decades experience in international mineral exploration (including diamonds). Prior to joining Commander in 1990, he served as exploration manager for Amoco Minerals and Superior Oil in Australia, Canada and USA, as well as a consulting geologist for junior and major companies.
|Brian Abraham, LLB,P. Geo, Director|
Mr. Abraham, a partner with Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, is a member of the British Columbia and Yukon Bars and practices mining and related law. He is a former adjunct mining law professor at the University of British Columbia and a member of numerous industry organizations. Having received a number of distiguished awards for his contribution to the industry and he is recognized in Lexpert as one of the top 500 lawyers in Canada. Mr. Abraham is a past National Chair of The Natural Resources and Energy Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
"I became a director of Commander because it has good management and an experienced exploration team. These people have the ability to locate and explore projects with significant potential for mineral discoveries and the capacity to develop prospects with a view to enhancing shareholder value." - Brian Abraham
|Mark Lotz, CA, Director|
Mr. Lotz is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a joint major in Economics. He is a Canadian Chartered Accountant with 17 years of post-qualification experience, most of which has been in the minerals industry and minerals related securities business. Mr. Lotz has held CFO and other senior financial positions with several mining and exploration companies. He has also served as a senior executive officer for two Vancouver based securities firms. Prior to that, he served as a financial compliance officer for the Vancouver Stock Exchange, following four years as a Senior Auditor with Coopers and Lybrand, focusing on the mining and tax sectors.