Mr. Pelletier is a process chemist/metallurgist by training with 14 years in industry and 33 years in resource-related environmental consulting. During his early years he worked with INCO in the mineral processing and extractive metallurgy area. Later, he worked with US Borax/Rio Tinto in the potash processing and underground mining area. In 1970, he joined Utah International for the development of the Island Copper Mine on Vancouver Island, BC. Here he led the work on the implementation of an engineered system for the placement of tailing on the seafloor of Rupert Inlet. On this project, he led the first major EIS for a mine in British Columbia. At Island Copper he had a number of roles including Manager of Mining Services, Manager of Administration and Assistant Mine Manager and Manager of Business Development. Since 1981 as founder and President of Rescan Group, Mr. Pelletier was involved in evaluation and development of Deep Sea Tailings Placement (DSTP) systems in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Southeast Asia. Mr. Pelletier has been retained as a consultant to a number of international mining companies, to assist with feasibility studies, conceptual design, project development, environmental licensing, project management, due diligence and risk assessments. Mr. Pelletier has managed the environmental engineering work for a number of DSTP projects for clients including: BHP Billiton Limited, Newmont Mining Corporation (“Newmont”), Vale S.A./Inco Limited, Glencore Xstrata Plc (formerly known as Xstrata Plc), Placer Dome/Barrick Gold Corporation, Teck Resources Limited, Rio Tinto Borax (formerly known as U.S. Borax Inc.) and First Quantum Minerals Ltd. He has also managed a number of acid rock drainage studies, industrial water treatment studies, mine closures and qualitative risk assessments. He has managed large EIS and permitting for major projects such as the KSM Project, the Jansen Potash Project, Goro Nickel, the Voisey’s Bay Nickel Project, Escondida, the Ekati Diamond Mine and others. Mr. Pelletier is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (“CIMM”) and has received the following awards: CIMM Distinguished Lecturer Award, CIMM Silver Medal for Distinguished Service to Mining Industry and the Technology Transfer Award from the Indonesian Department of Minerals and Energy for DSTP. Mr. Pelletier's extensive experience in the industry and environmental and technical expertise provides valuable insight and makes him a significant resource to both the Board and management. Mr. Pelletier is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the National Association of Corporate Directors.