Mr. Adriaan Bakker has 18 years of experience in capital markets securing, financing, marketing and developing key mining assets, technology, and people. In 2013, he instituted a new mandate by proxy to focus all future development on vanadium based energy storage. This resulted in confirming one of the world’s largest vanadium mineral resources in Quebec, Canada. In 2016, partnership with Electrochem resulted in the invention of process technology that recovers vanadium sustainably from most vanadium sources. In 2019, vanadium battery innovation commenced in Europe. Adriaan is focused on combining VanadiumCorp advancements in battery technology and exclusive production of green vanadium to enable new applications for vanadium redox flow batteries “VRFB” that are both 100% sustainable and the lowest cost/kWh possible.
Vice President of Business Development
Mr. Paul McGuigan, P.Geo, is a Professional Geoscientist registered with the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, with 45 years of international experience in mineral exploration, deposit evaluation, mine operations, and corporate governance. As a geochemical researcher, he developed mineral separation techniques commonly employed in exploration and heavy mineral sands mapping. First employed by Resource Associates of Alaska, Pechiney Ugine Kuhlmann, and Esso Minerals Canada, he operated in Canada and the USA. For the last 34 years, Mr. McGuigan has managed the Cambria group of consulting companies in North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the SW Pacific. In civic service, he has served as a member of the Consulting Practice and the Geoscience Committees of the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, as a director of the BC Neurological Centre, and, lately, as past-president / director of the BC Centre for Ability Foundation.
Dr. Gilles Y. Champagne
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Gilles Champagne is an Electrochemical / VRFB Engineer with over 25 years’ experience driving innovations to market. Dr. Champagne’s key role will lead development of new vanadium energy technologies for VanadiumCorp. He has held several positions in mature and early-stage companies in Canada, the US and Europe, structuring organizations, directing technical activities and managing teams that develop and build energy storage products and analytical equipment. Dr. Champagne’s previous position was VP Engineering and Development at Imergy Power Systems Inc. in Silicon Valley, which was developing a unique high efficiency, stationary energy storage battery using innovative vanadium “V/V” flow battery technology. Under his leadership, Imergy delivered its first commercial shipment of vanadium based ESP units to India Telecom customers.
Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary
Mr. Stephen Pearce has 28 years experience in mining and law. His current focus is on corporate and securities work and past experience includes mine management and operations. He received his law degree from the University of British Columbia and an Honours Bachelors Degree in economics from York University with an emphasis on corporate finance. Stephen was instrumental in his role in transitioning the Company by proxy in 2013. Stephen is passionate about corporate responsibility, sustainability and innovation which which he integrates into every aspect of his work. He is active in his community and serves as President of WRAGS Western Regional Advocacy Group Society, a non-profit organization which works in partnership with Sleep Country Canada to provide free mattresses to those in our community most in need.
Mr. Sokhie Puar has over 30 years in the public markets, and has worked in various capacities with companies in the mining, oil and gas, technology, education and clean energy sectors since 2001. Most recently, Mr. Puar held positions of CEO, President, Director and Chairman of Candelaria Mining Corp. raising over $28 million and leading acquisition of several mining projects in Mexico. Mr. Puar holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a diploma in Business Administration from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Mr. Puar sits and has sat on boards of many public and private companies including the board of Governors of Southpointe Academy, an independent school located in Tsawwassen, B.C., where he Chaired the Governance Committee.
Mr. John Hewlett has strategically invested in the resource market for the past 30 years. He is well renowned for his practical approach on direct investment and project development. His experience includes development of mining projects in British Columbia and the Yukon, investment and corporate advisory for several Canadian and US public companies, the shareholder led takeover of VanadiumCorp by proxy as well as real estate for the last 20 years in British Columbia, Canada. His network of contacts covers a wide array of retail and strategic contacts from the mining industry and accredited investment community.