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We do everything with our core values of honesty, hard work, and trust.

We believe these characteristics should influence every joint-venture and business collaboration to create the most effective outcome.

 

Our Leaders

With our extensive management and technical experience, our team works together to develop the most advanced lithium and additional metal extraction solutions. 

Dr. John Burba

President & CEO

Dr. John Burba is a physical chemist and a world-renowned pioneer in lithium and other mineral extraction technologies. Dr. Burba's 42-year career includes lengthy at Dow Chemical Co., FMC Corp., and Great Lakes Chemical Corp. (now Chemtura Corp.), where he worked on a number of lithium brine projects in North and South America. Most recently, Dr. Burba served as CEO of Simbol materials, a company focused on the recovery of lithium from geothermal brines in Southern California. Under his leadership, Simbol successfully developed a proprietary process capable of producing low-cost, high-purity lithium products from brines that were previously believed to be too high in contaminants to be economically processed. Dr. Burba also recently served as CTO and Executive VP of Molycorp Inc., where he was instrumental in identifying and developing numerous rare earths technologies as part fo the Project Phoenix redevelopment of the Mountain Pass facilities.

Logan Anderson

CFO

Mr. Logan B. Anderson has over 40 years of capital markets experience in a wide variety of industries and has been instrumental in financing and restructuring many public companies. He is a graduate of Otago University in New Zealand with a Commerce Bachelor’s Degree in both Accounting and Economics. He holds the designation of ACA with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He initially joined the Company in 2017 as a director. In 2018, he became the CFO, where he guided the Company’s transition into specializing in lithium extraction technology. Since 1993, he has served as President and Director of Amteck Financial Services, a private consulting Company, that provides services to public Companies. Throughout this time, he has acted as a director and held various executive positions in numerous Public Companies in a vast array of industries.

David Ryan

Director

Extensive experience in investment and public markets. Instrumental in bringing multiple Initial Public Offerings to market. Raised both equity and debt financings for numerous public companies via primary and secondary financings; served on the board of public companies and in various roles from President to Director.

Rodger Cree

Director

Director of International Battery Metals Ltd. since May 2019. CEO of High Plains Computing since June 2017. Director of Infinite Harvest Inc. since February 2016. Principal and Owner of Tacking Innovations since June 2014; Previously held positions at Microsoft January 2001 to January 2017.

Ante Razmilovic

Advisory Board Member

25 years of Investment Banking experience with top bulge bracket firms as a derivatives and structured and secured finance specialist working on the public side in securities divisions. Credit Suisse First Boston and Credit Suisse Financial Products 1992 to 1997 having then joined Goldman Sachs International in 1997 firsttime. JP Morgan Europe 2007 to 2010. Goldman Sachs Asia and then Goldman Sachs International 2010 to 2017. In 2017 launched a new structured finance business housed inside London subsidiaryof Swiss Private Bank REYL & Cie. EducationInternational Baccalaureate, 1989, ACS Hillingdon, London, UK.Imperial College, BEng Electrical Engineering, 1989 –1992, London, UK.Work ExperienceCredit Suisse FirstBoston andCredit Suisse Financial Products, 1992 –1997Credit Suisse First Boston 1992 -1993, London.Corporate Finance and Capital Markets. Assigned to the Bank restructuring team advising the Swedish Ministry of Finance team under the now Swedish Riskbank headStefan Ingves and team on the government bail out of the Swedish financial system. The team under Stefan Ingves would become the Bank Support Authority and a best in class case study forgovernmentbank sector bail outsacross the world. Credit Suisse Financial Products 1993 -1997, London and Hong Kong.1993 –1995 Derivates marketing tobanks and hedge funds, London.1995 –1996 Derivatives marketing to institutional clients in Asia including Greater China andHong Kong, Hong Kong.1996 -1997 Derivatives marketing to institutional clients in Scandinavia and Europe, London.

Garry Flowers

Advisory Board Member

Served as executive vice president and section 16b officer since 2016 for the Fluor Corporation, responsible for Construction & Fabrication, HSE, Corporate Security, Corporate Investigations, Industrial Relations, Corporate Supply Chain, and Corporate Risk.From 2009 to 2011, served as president and chief executive officer of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC, the Fluor-led partnership that oversees the management, cleanup, and operations at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. Led the Fluor team replacing the original construction contractor on Westinghouse Nuclear Power Projects to construct four 1200-megawatt, nuclear-powered power projects for 2 public utilities in South Carolina and Georgia, valued at $9B Contract value. Additionally, he has oversight of the governor Mario M. Cuomo Cable Stay Bridge, a $3.2B fixed- price project in Tarrytown, New York, the Nuclear Weapons Storage facility at the F.E. Warren U.S. AFB in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and the U.S. Army Nitrocellulose Project in Radford, Virginia. In 2012, served as group president of Global Services, Operations and Maintenance. He managed a $3B operations and maintenance business sector with 19K employees in 100+ countries, and subsidiaries AMECO (equipment rental company) and TRS, Fluor’s temporary staffing company. Oversaw a $500M contract between AMECO and U.S. Army to equip U.S. bases in Iraq. Since joining Fluor in 1978, he has held numerous leadership positions across the company. Active in a variety of civic and professional organizations, he is a past member of the Executive Council of the U.S. Department of State, Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) and was previously a director on the board of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. He is a graduate of Furman University in South Carolina, having earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.

 

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