Sean I. Waller, P.Eng
Mr. Waller is a mineral processing engineer, registered as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia. Mr. Waller has over 30 years of International minerals industry experience including company and project management, evaluation, design and operation.
Mr. Waller currently serves as President of Candente Copper Corp. Candente Copper is developing the large scale Cañariaco Norte copper deposit located in Northern Peru.
Previous roles in Mr. Waller's career included AMEC Americas Limited Mining Division ("AMEC") in Vancouver where he held the positions of Vice President of Business Development and Senior Project Manager. At AMEC, Mr. Waller was the Study Manager for the definitive Feasibility Study of Nevsun's very successful Bisha Mine in Eritrea and the Project Manager for the Front End Engineering Design of the large scale Petaquilla Copper project in Panama (now under construction).
Prior to AMEC, Mr. Waller worked with SNC-Lavalin's Mining Division in senior technical roles in mineral processing and project engineering. Mr. Waller previously worked for Freeport-McMoran as Chief Metallurgist at its world class Grasberg copper gold mine in Indonesia, as well as Chief Metallurgist at the Colomac gold mine in the sub-Arctic. Mr. Waller is the Past President of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. He was the Chair of the Organizing Committee for the CIM Annual Conference in Vancouver in 2010. Mr. Waller sits on the Board of Trustees for the CIM Foundation, a charitable foundation that supports educational programs and activities, provides scholarships, and promotes the minerals industry as an enviable career choice.
Peter J. Hawley, BSc, BEng, P.Geo
Peter Hawley, founder of Scorpio Mining Corporation, served as CEO of that company from 1998 until November 2010 and is currently a director. He has over 30 years of mining industry experience that spans grassroots exploration through to development and production and has worked extensively with a large number of intermediate and senior mining companies including Teck, Noranda, Placer Dome and Barrick Gold. Mr. Hawley is also highly experienced in private and public company financing and corporate administration.
Mr. Zerga has worked in the mining industry for over 30 years and is currently employed by Scorpio Gold Corporation as its General Manager for their Mineral Ridge Gold property located in Silver Peak Nevada. Prior to holding this position Mr. Zerga held various positions ranging from Mill, Refinery, and Laboratory Manager and Metallurgical accountant for several companies including Newmont, Freeport McMoRan, Anglogold and Queenstake. Mr. Zerga has a diverse operational background which includes metallurgical expertise in wet and dry milling, roasting, heap leaching, refining and laboratory operations.
Jay Melnyk, P.Eng
With more than 25 years of international and domestic mining engineering experience, predominantly in open-pit mines, with additional underground and exploration experience, Jay Melnyk is recognized as an expert in pit optimization, pit phase design, mine scheduling, equipment selection, cost estimating, project management, resource modeling, and construction management. Jay has also provided extensive mine engineering expertise to Nevsun Resource Ltd.'s Bisha Au-Ag-Cu-Zn Mine in Eritrea.