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Board of directors





Paul Carmel

Director, Chair of the Board of Directors

Mr. Carmel is a mining engineer with more than 25 years of experience in industry and capital markets. Over the course of his career, Mr. Carmel has held senior management and board positions at mining companies, investment banks and private equity firms focused on the mining industry. His most recent positions have been President, CEO and Director of Richmont Mines, Managing Director and Head of Mining at Desjardins Capital Markets and President of MinQuest Capital, a mining private equity fund.

Mr. Carmel holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Mining degree from McGill University and an ICD.D designation granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors.





Éric Alexandre

Director, President, Chief Executive Officer

Eric Alexandre co-founded Orbit Garant Drilling in January 2007. Prior to Orbit Garant Drilling, from 2004 to 2007, he was a partner and General Manager of Orbit Drilling. Mr. Alexandre has more than 14 years of experience in the financial industry, with a particular expertise in financial and administrative management.  From 1998 to 2003, he was a Commercial Account Director for the National Bank of Canada. As a student, he spent his summers working as a diamond driller. Mr. Alexander holds a Professional Chartered Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation and an undergraduate Honours Business Administration degree from the Université du Québec.








 

Pierre Alexandre

Director, Vice-Chairman, Vice-President of Corporate Development

Pierre Alexandre co-founded Orbit Garant Drilling in January 2007 and under his leadership the Company has grown to become one of the most prominent Canadian operators in diamond drilling. He was previously the founder, President and CEO of Orbit Drilling (1986). Mr. Alexandre has more than 36 years of experience in the diamond drilling with expertise in operational planning and business relationship development. From 1974 to 1983, he worked as a surface driller for various drilling companies.





William N. Gula

Director

Mr. Gula was elected Director in 2011 and is a member of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee and member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Gula is a Managing Director of Morrison Park Advisors ("MPA"), an independent investment bank providing financial and strategic advisory services to clients requiring specialized investment banking expertise. Prior to joining MPA in 2011, Mr. Gula was a senior partner at Davies Ward Philips & Vineberg, one of Canada's leading law firms. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1979 and practiced in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, securities law and corporate governance.

From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Gula was Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Scotia Capital Inc. Mr. Gula has Bachelor of Science and LLB degrees from the University of Toronto.




Jean-Yves Laliberté

Director

Mr. Laliberté was elected Director in 2008. He is Chair of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee. Mr. Laliberté has more than 25 years of experience in finance and accounting with extensive experience in the mining sector.

Since June of 2007 he has served as Chief Financial Officer of Cartier Resources Inc., a publicly listed exploration company based in Québec and from May of 2008 to April 2011, he has served as Chief Financial Officer of Abitex Resources Inc., a publicly listed mineral exploration company based in Québec. Mr. Laliberté is also self-employed. Previously, between April of 2006 and April of 2007, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Scorpio Mining Company. Prior to that, he worked with Richmont Mines Inc., serving as Controller from 1989 to 1994 and as Vice President, Finance for Richmont Mines Inc. and Louvem Mines Inc. from 1994 to 2006.

Prior to 1989, he was with KPMG LLP. Mr. Laliberté received his Bachelor degree in Accounting from the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue in 1985 and is a member of the Professional Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) and an ICD.D certification granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors.