Board of Directors

Texas Mineral Resources Corp. is lead by a team of experts with extensive backgrounds in geology, mining, metallurgy, finance, military, and chemical and industrial processing.

 

 

Anthony Marchese

Anthony Marchese,
Chairman

Mr. Marchese is currently the Chairman of Texas Mineral Resources and has served as a director since December 2009. Since May 2012, Mr. Marchese is the managing director of capital markets at Tri Point Global Equities. Mr. Marchese had served as a Senior Vice-President with Axiom Capital Management, Inc., a New York City based FINRA member broker/dealer. Mr. Marchese also serves as the general partner and chief investment officer of the Insiders Trend Fund, LP, an investment partnership whose mandate is to invest in those public companies whose officers and/or directors have been active acquirers of their own stock. Mr. Marchese's prior experience includes Monarch Capital Group, LLC (President and Chief Operating Officer – 2003 to 2011), Laidlaw Equities (senior vice president - April 1997 to March 2002), Southcoast Capital (senior vice president – May 1988 to April 1997), Oppenheimer & Co (limited partner – September 1982 to May 1988), Prudential-Bache (vice president – July 1981 to August 1982) and the General Motors Corporation (analyst – June 1980 to June 1981). Mr. Marchese served in the military with the Army Security Agency and the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command where he carried a Top Secret security clearance. He has been a long-time arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Marchese received an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Daniel E. Gorski

Daniel E. Gorski,
Director

Daniel Gorski was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2012 and has served as a director of the Company since January 2007 and previously as the Company’s chief operating officer. Prior, Mr. Gorski served as the Company’s president and chief executive officer from January 2007 to May 2011. From July 2004 to January 2006, Mr. Gorski was the co-founder and vice president of operations for High Plains Uranium, Inc., a uranium exploration and development company that went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in December 2005. Between June 1996 to May 2004, he served as an officer and director of Metalline Mining Co., a publicly traded mining and development company with holdings in the Sierra Mojada Mining District, Coahuila, Mexico. From January 1992 to June 1996, Mr. Gorski was the exploration geologist under contract to USMX Inc. and worked exclusively in Latin America. He earned a B.S. (1960) from Sul Ross State College in Alpine, Texas, and an M.A. (1970) from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Mr. Gorski served three years active duty in the U.S. Army Security Agency holding a Top Secret/Cryptographic security clearance and was assigned to the 318th ASA bn, Germany.

Laura Lynch, Director

Laura Lynch,
Director

Ms. Laura Lynch was appointed as a director to the Company, and will serve on the Company’s compensation and corporate governance and nominating committees. Ms Lynch previously served as the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Public Affairs at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. With many years in the extraction industry she is an outstanding addition to the team. She has been on the TRER team since early 2011.

Nicholas Pingitore, Ph.D., Director

Nicholas Pingitore,
Ph.D., Director

Dr. Nicholas Pingitore was appointed as a director to the Company as of July 2012, and he will serve on the Company’s audit and corporate governance and nominating committees. Since 1977, he has held a full-time faculty appointment at UTEP. In addition to being a Texas Licensed Geoscientist, Dr. Pingitore is a member of several professional associations including the American Chemical Society, Geochemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, Materials Research Society, and Mineralogical Society of America. He has served for 25 years as director of UTEP’s electron microprobe laboratory. Since 2000, he has been project director of approximately $7,000,000 in research funding and a co-investigator on another $10,000,000 in grants. He has established a record for successfully managing and completing large institutional projects. Dr. Pingitore holds an A.B. degree from Columbia College (1965) and an Sc.M. (1968) and a Ph.D. in geology (1973) from Brown University.

Mr. Marchese is currently the Chairman of Texas Mineral Resources and has served as a director since December 2009. Since May 2012, Mr. Marchese is the managing director of capital markets at Tri Point Global Equities. Mr. Marchese had served as a Senior Vice-President with Axiom Capital Management, Inc., a New York City based FINRA member broker/dealer. Mr. Marchese also serves as the general partner and chief investment officer of the Insiders Trend Fund, LP, an investment partnership whose mandate is to invest in those public companies whose officers and/or directors have been active acquirers of their own stock. Mr. Marchese's prior experience includes Monarch Capital Group, LLC (President and Chief Operating Officer – 2003 to 2011), Laidlaw Equities (senior vice president - April 1997 to March 2002), Southcoast Capital (senior vice president – May 1988 to April 1997), Oppenheimer & Co (limited partner – September 1982 to May 1988), Prudential-Bache (vice president – July 1981 to August 1982) and the General Motors Corporation (analyst – June 1980 to June 1981). Mr. Marchese served in the military with the Army Security Agency and the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command where he carried a Top Secret security clearance. He has been a long-time arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Marchese received an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Cecil Wall

Cecil C. Wall,
Director

Mr. Cecil Wall was appointed as a director to the Company, and he will serve on the Company’s audit and compensation committees. In 1969, he acquired control of a publicly traded company, Altex Oil Co. (formerly known as Mountain Valley Uranium). Under Mr. Wall’s leadership, Altex established a 20,000-acre position in what became the Greater Altamont Field at Altamont, Utah. Mr. Wall sold his interest in Altex in 1985. Mr. Wall was part of the founding group for the 2007 reorganization of Standard Silver Corp., which became Texas Mineral Resources. He sat on the Company’s board of directors and served as the secretary and treasurer from January 2004 to April 2012. He is currently the manager for C-Wall Investment Company, LLC, in Utah. In addition, he is the president of several family-owned private companies. Mr. Wall attended Carbon County College and Utah State University.

James Wolfe

James R. Wolfe,
Ph.D., Director

Mr. James Wolfe was appointed as a director to the Company, and he will serve on the Company’s compensation and corporate governance and nominating committees.  As co-founder of Pacific Materials Resources, Inc. (PMR), Mr. Wolfe was among the pioneers of the China-U.S. rare earth industry and trade. As vice president of PMR from 1995 to 2010, Mr. Wolfe interfaced between the major rare earth producers in China and a broad spectrum of rare earth U.S. consumers.  Prior to founding PMR, he was President of MPV Lanthanides, Inc., a rare earth joint venture between China Metallurgical Import/Export of Inner Mongolia and U.S. interests. From 1979 to 1995, Mr. Wolfe’s professional interests centered on resource recovery from industrial and mining wastes. He served as a consultant to the steel industry, co-founded Exmet Corporation (zinc from smelter dust), and served as executive vice president of Williams Strategic Metals, Inc., and its predecessor, Nedlog Technology Group, Inc.  Mr. Wolfe developed and implemented projects for the recovery of cobalt from slags, indium from smelter dusts, and rare earths from mine tailings. In 1970, while he was employed by the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Mr. Wolfe invented and patented a plasma method for producing ultra-fine refractory metal carbides. He co-founded Cal-Met Industries, Inc., in 1973 to commercialize the plasma technology. Mr. Wolfe received a B.S. and an M.S. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. (1968) from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Eric Noyrez

Eric Noyrez,
Director

Mr. Noyrez served as the Chief Executive Officer of Lynas Corporation Limited (ASX:LYC), a company engaged in integrated extraction and processing of rare earth minerals, primarily in Australia and Malaysia from March 31, 2013 to June 5, 2014 and served as an Executive Director until June 5, 2014. Mr. Noyrez served as the President of Lynas Corporation Limited from March 2011 to March 31, 2013 and its Chief Operating Officer from February 16, 2010 to March 31, 2013. Mr. Noyrez spent 9 years with the Rhodia Group, a global specialty chemicals company. He served as a member of the Executive Committee, and was President of Rhodia Silcea, its rare earths, silicas and diphenols division. Before joining Rhodia, he spent 11 years with the Shell group of companies, managing chemical and industrial businesses. Mr. Noyrez began his career designing automobiles for the Peugeot / Citroen group. He holds a Masters degree in Engineering and Mechanicals from ENSM (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines) in France.