David Hottman, Director
Director, Chairman & CEO
Mr. Hottman has 30 years experience in corporate finance and management of resource companies. A founder of Eldorado Gold (TSX, NYSE), Nevada Pacific Gold acquired by McEwen Mining (NYSE) in 2007 and Portal Resources.
Mr. Bruce Winfield, M.Sc., P.Geo, has more than 40 years of experience in the minerals industry as a geologist, corporate executive and consultant. Following 14 years with major mining companies Texasgulf Inc. and Boliden Inc., he held the position of VP Exploration for Greenstone Resources and Eldorado Gold Corporation leading to the exploration and development of five gold deposits. Subsequently as President and or CEO he has led companies exploring primarily in South America for the last twenty years.
Gary Nordin, B.Sc (Geol. Hons)
Director, Senior Consulting Geologist
Mr. Nordin is a leading exploration geologist with a proven track record of identifying and developing mining projects. As a co-founding Director and Vice President of Bema Gold Corporation, he successfully identified significant open pit type heap leach gold reserves in the United States and Chile, including the Refugio deposit (6 to 8 million oz). Subsequently, as a founding Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Consulting Geologist of Eldorado Corporation Ltd. from 1990 to 2000, Mr. Nordin participated in the discovery and development of several important gold deposits, including the La Colorada Mine in Mexico (1.0 million oz.), the Kisladag deposit (8.0 million oz.) in Turkey, as well as others. Throughout his career Gary has amassed many contacts within the industry which will assist Orestone in bringing significant mining opportunities to the table. Mr. Nordin has served on the Board of Directors of several publicly listed exploration and mining companies, such as Nevada Pacific Gold before its takeover by US Gold.
Patrick Daniels, B.Sc. Mining Engineering
Mr. Daniels is a senior mining engineer with 30 years of multinational experience working with resource and mining companies to find, responsibly develop, build, and operate profitable mines. Patrick has worked in multiple commodities spanning 13 countries and over 50 projects including Amax Gold’s Sleeper Gold Mine, Freeport’s Jerritt Canyon Gold Mine and the start-up of Bema Gold’s Champagne Mine. At Caterpillar’s Global Mining Consulting Group, Patrick helped lead mine operational assessments and production studies throughout the Americas and Africa. As Engineering Manager for Gustavson Associates, he authored and managed a variety of project technical studies and as an independent engineer, he evaluated major gold and copper capital projects in Canada, the USA, Chile, and Peru for financial institutions and investors. Patrick holds a BS in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, has a Black Belt designation in Lean Six Sigma, and is a qualified person under NI 43-101 regulations.
John Kanderka, B.Sc.
Mr. Kanderka has 40 years of experience in the minerals and oil and gas sectors. His corporate experience spans acting as an officer and as a director in both the private and public sectors in various roles, including strategic planning, corporate finance, management and administration. He has been a company founder and company builder with a wide array of experience in asset purchase and sale transactions, mergers, buyouts, and reorganizations.
James Anderson - BFA
Mr. Anderson has 30 years of corporate and financial industry experience. Mr. Anderson had a successful 19 year career as a broker, investment banker, and manager with several Canadian investment firms. He has been instrumental in the structuring and financing of numerous companies in mineral exploration and development.