Directors & Officers
A long time entrepreneur in private business in northern British Columbia, Ed was appointed as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Nevada Clean in December 2012. Previously, he served as the Company’s President. Ed served on the Boards of American Manganese, Inc. and Goldrea Resources Corp. Previously, he was a Director and Executive Vice President for Adanac Molybdenum Corp. With over 13 years’ experience assisting public companies in capital formation and strategic business development, Ed brings Nevada Clean invaluable strategic insight, industry expertise and proven leadership.
James Sever, President & Director
Prior to his appointment as President of Nevada Clean, Jim was President of Alpha Omega Engineering, Inc. of Spokane, Washington providing internal consultation on light metals, production and use; A profession engineer with a masters in metallurgical engineering and an MBA, He has over 40 years’ experience in non-ferrous metals, chemical, industrial and operational management. Previously, he was employed for ten years by Alcoa and Northwest Alloys, Inc. as Technical Operations Manager for the Addy Magnesium plant located near Spokane.
Stephen Thorlakson – Independent Director
Stephen brings Nevada Clean a wealth of experience in the construction project management and logistics industry, as well as extensive financial and business management expertise, having worked more than three decades within the financial services industry. As founder and President of the Canadian consulting firm Thorlakson Management Ltd., he has provided guidance, direction and hands-on management of major industrial and business development projects for clients that have included Canadian Silica Industries, LaPrairie Works, Inc. and Eh-Cho Dene Enterprises. From 2006 through 2010, he served as General Manager of Surerus Pipeline, Inc., where he was responsible for policy research, development and implementation, as well as project estimating and project management, for the industrial pipeline company that has installed over 7000 km of pipe through some of Canada’s toughest terrain since its founding in 1969. From 1980 until 2006, Stephen was a self-employed chartered financial planner in Fort St. John, British Columbia, a city for which he served as Mayor from 1990 through 2005 and Alderman from 1986 through 1990. He began his professional career working at Toronto Dominion Bank as Branch Manager and Senior Assistant Manager of Commercial Credit.
Dr. Wilson has worked in mineral exploration, consulting and market regulation for over 20 years. He has also worked as an independent consultant since 2013. Previous to this, he worked for four years as Director of Geology at Tetra Tech WEI, Inc., a leading provider of consulting, engineering and technical services focused on the worldwide water, environmental, energy, infrastructure and natural resource industries. From 2006 until joining Tetra Tech, Dr. Wilson worked as a Listings Manager at the TSX Venture Exchange, where he was responsible for reviewing technical and financial submissions by publicly traded resource companies. In addition, he has worked as a Project Geologist at Placer Dome Inc., Project Geologist for Fronteer Development Group, Senior Structural Geologist for AngloGold Ashanti in Brazil and Senior Geologist at Newcrest Mining in Indonesia.
Robert “Bob” Brown – Director
Robert brings with him over 50 years of industry experience in both ferrous and non-ferrous materials that includes twenty years in the technical management areas of light metal foundries and reduction plants. Robert has consulted to major international magnesium companies to assist in evaluation, planning, design, marketing and trouble-shooting new operations. He has held various positions throughout the many stages and departments of magnesium production and operations.
Annie brings the Company over 25 years of experience, having provided accounting, financial reporting and corporate services to public and private companies with operations around the world in such industries as mining and exploration, oil and gas, technology, entertainment, manufacturing, real estate and biotechnology. Her experience includes 12 years in public practice with MNP LLP and KPMG LLP in the areas of audit, accounting and quality control, as well as with other mid-sized firms registered with the Canadian Public Accountability Board and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
As an audit partner, Annie guided clients through complex regulatory environments and assisted them in meeting reporting requirements in both Canada and the United States. She is proficient in the areas of Canadian Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises, U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Standards, and International Financial Reporting Standards, and has experience with both the Canadian and U.S. tax regimes.
Annie has also held teaching positions with the British Columbia Institute of Technology and the CA School of Business, and controllership positions in the manufacturing and entertainment industries. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C.’s Practice Review & Licensing Committee, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Practitioners’ Technical Advisory Committee, and regularly serves on the board of nonprofit organizations.
Lothar Maruhn – Director
Lothar serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of ScanMag AS and serves on the Board of Directors of Nevada Clean. In addition to leading ScanMag AS, he also serves as the CEO of Meløy Næringsutvikling AS, which is comprised of a conglomerate of leading companies and financial institutions in Norway. For the past 28 years, Lothar has been involved in advancing strategic new business development opportunities in northern Norway with particular emphasis on the public service, tourism and industrial markets. Previously, he was the CEO of SiPro AS, Scan Quarts AS and Scan Crucible AS, all with focus in either renewable energy or industrial metals. Lothar is a graduate of Bodø Graduated School of Business, he is fluent in three languages and has earned extensive leadership experience managing multi-national businesses and relationships over his 40+ year professional career.
Lisa Maxwell- Corporate Secretary
Lisa joined Nevada Clean Magnesium in 2013 as Corporate Secretary, bringing the Company over 18 years experience working in close collaboration with the senior leadership of both private and public companies. She also serves as President and CEO of Sequoia Corporate Services, Inc., a management consulting business she founded in 2010 to educate, assist and support clients with regulatory compliance and corporate governance affairs. Her many notable clients have included Northern Iron Corporation, Belhara Security Systems, Inc. and Premium Exploration, Inc., among others. Lisa studied International Business Administration at Capilano College, as well as Website Design and Management at the University of Victoria in Canada.