Background

Meet Our Board of Directors

Jeff York

Chairman of the Board

A chartered accountant, Mr. York began his professional career with Ward Mallette, Chartered Accountants, before joining Giant Tiger Stores, a regional retail chain that grew under his leadership into a national, billion-dollar company. During his 20-years with Giant Tiger, he served as President and CEO of the company for 10 years.

Mr. York is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization and has been involved in that executive network since 2002. As co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Focus Graphite, Mr. York is an active director in terms of shaping the company’s business growth and development. He graduated from Princeton in 1986 with a degree in Economics and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1989.

Jeffrey York is currently CEO of Farm Boy, an Ontario-based food store chain known for its quality products and farm fresh produce. Farm Boy was named one of the best-managed companies in Canada in 2011. He also serves as chairman of Focus Graphite.

Gary Economo

Chief Executive Officer, Director

Gary Economo has a distinguished business leadership career, serving as CEO for a number of public and private high technology companies during the last 20 years. A former President and CEO of Dynasty Components Inc., Mr. Economo enjoys a long history of graphite marketing and sales for high-tech applications. He is also currently CEO of Focus Graphite, a company he founded with Jeffrey York.

Over the span of his business career, Mr. Economo provided strategic consulting and representation services to technology companies in North America and Asia.

Born in Greece and raised in Montreal, Mr. Economo is tri-lingual and lives with his family in Ottawa.

In particular, he has a track record of success and expertise in building shareholder value when tasked with bringing discovery companies to market.

Marc-André Bernier, M.Sc., P.Geo.

Director and Technical Advisor

Marc-André Bernier is a professional geoscientist (P.Geo.) (Ontario and Québec) and he currently holds the position of Chief Geoscientist with the Table jamésienne de concertation minière, a not-for-profit organization acting as senior mining industry adviser to the James Bay territory regional government of northern Quebec.

Mr. Bernier holds an undergraduate degree (B.Sc.H.) in geology from the University of Ottawa and a post-graduate degree (M.Sc.) in the Earth Sciences focusing on applied Quaternary geology, soil sciences and exploration geochemistry from McGill University. His professional experience, which spans 29 years, has focused chiefly on the design, implementation and/or management of multidisciplinary (industry, government and academia) research projects in aid of regional and international mineral potential assessment initiatives.

Mr. Bernier is a director of Focus Graphite Inc., Mincom Capital Inc., and Majescor Resources Inc.; and he is Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Société d’Aide au Développement des Collectivités de Chibougamau-Chapais, a Canada Economic Development initiative for Quebec Regions.

Chester Burtt

Director

Chester Burtt is President of Chester Burtt & Associates Ltd. (CBAL), a corporate and public affairs advisory firm that specializes in connecting private and public companies with domestic and international opportunities. CBAL also arranges for the provision and supply of financial services in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Working through an international network and associate firms, CBAL has a 25-year history of offering a full range of services to assist companies with strategy development and decisions to best suit their investor and corporate relations.

Mr. Burtt graduated with a B.A. (Hons.) from Waterloo Lutheran University and M.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University in Political Science. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Focus Graphite.

Lindsay Weatherdon

Director

Lindsay Weatherdon is is the President and owner of Premcorp Sales & Marketing, operating as Concord National, Ontario Division, as well as Mitchell-Kennedy, operating as Concord National, Quebec Division. Concord National is a Canadian-based consumer and packaged goods sales and marketing agency. He has held this position since 2002.

Mr. Weatherdon studied from 1983-1986 at Algonquin College in Business & Marketing.

Mr. Weatherdon studied from 1983-1986 at Algonquin College in Business & Marketing.