MANAGEMENT



FCSFrank C. Smeenk

President & Chief Executive Officer

Frank earned his B.A. and LL.B. degrees at the University of Western Ontario and was admitted to The Law Society of Upper Canada in 1976.  He left the practice of law to join the resource industry in 1987 and has served as Executive Director of Deak Resources Corporation and as Chairman and CEO of both MacDonald Mines Exploration Limited and MacDonald Oil Exploration Limited, when they were both active in exploring their various concessions in the Republic of Cuba.  He has been a director of numerous resource companies including Northfield Capital Corporation, Northfield Minerals Inc., NFX Gold Inc., Genoil Inc., Nuinsco Resources Limited, Perrex Gold Inc., Conquest Resources Limited and Armistice Resources Limited.  He is currently the Managing Director of Debut Diamonds Inc.  In 1998 Frank was first elected a Director of KWG and became its Chief Executive Officer in 2004.

 


headshotThomas E. (Ted) Masters
Chief Financial Officer

Ted graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours B.A. in 1983.  He became a Chartered Accountant in 1987 and is currently the managing partner of the accounting firm of Palmer Reed where he has been employed for the past 25 years.  He has extensive experience with the auditing of public companies and is well versed in establishing and maintaining operational and financial policies and procedures.  Ted was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of KWG Resources Inc. in September of 2009.

mail tmasters@palmerreed.com

 


MoeLavigneM.J. (Moe) Lavigne
Vice President Exploration & Development

As a native of Timmins, Moe’s career in the mining industry began during high-school. As a student from 1974 to 1982, he worked for mining companies in a wide range of duties from underground miner, to open pit geological technician. However most of his summers were spent in a tent, as an explorationist. He obtained a H.BSc. in Geology from Brock University in 1979 and a M.Sc. in Geology at McMaster University in 1983. In 1983, he joined the Ontario Geological Survey conducting research on gold deposits. In 1984 he became the Resident Geologist for the Red Lake District and transferred to Thunder Bay in 1988. Subsequent to becoming a mineral exploration consultant in 1997, he was engaged by North American Palladium Ltd. As their exploration manager, he was responsible for planning and executing the company’s property acquisition, surface exploration, and resource expansion program in the Lac des Iles area. This program has delineated over 10 million ounces of palladium at the Lac des Iles mine site. In May of 2001, Moe became North American Palladium’s Vice President of Exploration. In 2004 he joined Galantas Gold Corporation in Northern Ireland as Vice-President and Director and played a key role in bringing its gold mine to production. In 2007 he was appointed president of East West resource Corporation. Moe was appointed Vice-President of Exploration & Development for KWG Resources Inc. in August of 2009.

mail m.lavigne@kwgresources.com