Ron has 30 years of work experience in the minerals industry, primarily focused on generating and evaluating exploration properties. Ron most recently worked at Centerra Gold Inc. as VP of Exploration. Prior to this, he held the positions of VP, Exploration and Chief Geologist at Silver Standard Resources Inc. where he contributed to discoveries that resulted in the definition of a world-class silver resource at the Pitarrilla project in Durango, Mexico and major gold resources forming the Snowfield and Brucejack deposits in northern British Columbia, Canada. Prior to joining Silver Standard in 2004, Ron had worked since 1989 as an exploration geologist for Teck Resources Ltd. and its predecessors, focused on target generation and property evaluations in Canada, Mexico and South America.