Position: President & CEO and Director
Mr. Kord is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, spanning a career during which he has held progressively more responsible roles in both operations and management. During the early part of his career with Falconbridge, Mr. Kord was involved in mining operations in both Sudbury and Timmins. Most recently he was Executive Vice President, Global Mining for a large Canadian firm. Mr. Kord's expertise includes managing large multidisciplinary teams of engineers and operators as well as extensive experience in developing business growth plans and in mergers and acquisitions.
Position: Vice President, Mining and Projects
Mr. Demers is a Mining Engineer with nearly 20 years of experience in the mining industry. He began his career in consulting and quickly moved on to operations. He joined INCO (now Vale) as a labourer and over the course of 14 years, progressed through roles of increasing responsibility in both Engineering and Operations. At the end of his tenure with Vale, Mr. Demers spent 4 years as Mine Manager of Creighton Mine. In 2016, Mr. Demers moved to the General Manager of Sudbury Operations role with KGHM International where he had regional accountability for all aspects of the business. Mr. Demers is known for his commitment to safe, and responsible operations as well as his leadership and drive for continuous improvement. He has a strategic mindset and a keen ability for building teams and instilling a performance culture that is supported by the systems and processes needed to ensure sustainable business practices.
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Penny is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 30 years of experience in financial management, strategic planning and financial reporting. Formerly, Mr. Penny was the Executive Vice President and CEO of New Gold Inc (TSX:NGD), a multi-national mining company, from 2009 until 2017; the Vice President of Finance and CFO of Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX:K), one of the world's largest gold producers from 1993 until 2004; the CFO of Western Goldfields Inc. from 2006 to 2009; and the CFO of Silver Bear Resources from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Penny also formerly served as a member of the board of directors of Equinox Minerals Limited from 2004 to 2011 when it was acquired by Barrick Gold Corporation; Alamos Gold Inc. from 2005 to 2008; and Baffinland Iron Mines Limited from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Penny obtained his Diploma in Business -- Accounting and Finance from Cambrian College and is a CPA, CMA.
Position: Vice-President of Exploration
Dr. Pentek is a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo., APGO) with over 12 years of national and international experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry as well as economic geology research. He obtained both M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degrees at the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary in collaboration with the Carleton University in Ottawa. Dr. Pentek has been involved with Wallbridge since 2005 and most recently was Senior Geologist responsible for resource geology and review of new opportunities and acted as Project Manager for the Company's Broken Hammer open pit mine. He is currently the President of the Sudbury Prospectors and Developers Association.
Position: Corporate Secretary
Mr. Stokes has close to 30 years of experience in business development, finance, communications and as a Corporate Secretary with a broad range of publicly traded and private companies primarily in the metals and mining sector, including Scandinavian Minerals, Tiberon Minerals, Orvana Minerals, Geomaque Explorations, Victory Nickel and Nuinsco Resources.