Purebase Management Team
Purebase is an evolving Company and currently operates with 3 senior executives and three operations personnel (General Operations, Ag Business, and SCM Business). Mine Operations are contracted (US Mine Corp) as is corporate communications and Investor Relations.
The Company has also identified additional sales, research and marketing personnel who will be brought aboard as the company expands its sales and product suite. Focus is initially on bulk sales in which product will be delivered in trucks, rail, ship in bulk and one tonne capacity bulk bags. Exploitation of the deposits will be done through turnkey mining contracts reducing the need for personnel management and related equipment capitalization. The Company is also in negotiations to use port facilities in Long Beach and Stockton to facilitate large overseas sales.
The company is a reporting issuer and accordingly provides quarterly filings that are available to all shareholders and/or potential investors. Purebase currently trades on the OTCB: PUBC, but anticipates migrating to the AMEC (or other senior Exchange) as and when appropriate.
Board of Directors
A. Scott Dockter | Director
Mr. Dockter has been the CEO, and a Director of the Company since September 24, 2014. Mr. Dockter also serves as the CEO and a Director of US Mine Corp. from 2012 to the present. US Mine Corp. is a private company focusing on the development and contract mining of industrial mineral and metal projects. Mr. Dockter has over 18-years’ experience as a director in the public markets, and has broad experience in the debt and equity markets. He has personally owned mines, operated mines, constructed mine infrastructures (physical, production and process) and produced precious metals. Mr. Dockter is not currently an officer or director of any other reporting company.
Mr. Dockter has had comprehensive involvement in all aspects of the mining business, including exploration, permitting, mine development, financing, operations, asset acquisitions, and marketing and sales. His experience covers a wide range of commodities including industrial minerals, gold, silver, copper and other precious metals. In addition, he has personally owned mines, operated mines, constructed mine infrastructures (physical, production and process) and produced precious metals.
John Bremer | Director
John Bremer is a seasoned executive, managing successful businesses for the past 35 years. He is a senior executive of U.S Mine Corp. and remains the current CEO of GroWest, Inc. a holding company with subsidiary companies in the heavy equipment rental and property development business in California. Mr. Bremer started his career teaching college level horticulture and soil science classes and went on to manage large mining operations for Riverside Cement and the California Portland Cement Company. During this time he helped design material input methodologies to reduce the Nitrogen Oxide emissions from calcining cement, and this interaction and knowledge of the cement industry pioneered the creation of proprietary cement replacement products. Mr. Bremer also owned and operated an enterprise organic composting operation, servicing Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties, which was subsequently sold to what is today part of The Carlyle Group. Mr. Bremer earned his Bachelor’s degree in Agri Business from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California.
John Gingerich | Director
Mr. Gingerich is a recognized leader within the mining and associated technology communities, and has served on a number of industry and government boards and committees including the Exploration Division of the Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization (Chairman) and the Ontario Geological Survey Advisory Board (Chairman). Mr. Gingerich, P. Geo is a professional geophysicist (APGO) with over thirty-five years’ experience in exploration and mining industry technology. As a past Director of Research, Technical Innovation within Noranda Exploration, John was part of the senior management team and involved in the evaluation, acquisition, and development of mineral opportunities within North America and around the world. Mr. Gingerich went on to found Geotechnical Business Solutions (GBS), a company dedicated to the development and financing of exploration opportunities and related technology. He is also a founder and director of the Niskibi Group of Companies that are focused on business development opportunities within the aboriginal communities. John has served on a number of public company Boards and has been involved in Advanced Explorations Inc. and its predecessors since September 2004.
Calvin Lim | Director
Calvin Lim, was appointed to the Board of Directors on October 27, 2014. Mr. Lim owned and operated two large Chinese restaurants in Sacramento from 1981 to 2003. From 1984 to 2006 he served as President of Hoi Sing Inc., which was a company which invested in properties located in Hong Kong and China and he is co-owner of the Oriental Trading Company which is involved in the Chinese imports and exports business. Mr. Lim earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sacramento State University. Mr. Lim is not currently an officer or director of any other reporting company.
Executive Management Group
Al Calvanico | Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Mr. Calvanico has an Executive Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Economics – Accounting. Al has almost 30 years of senior financial management experience having served most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Robar Enterprises Inc. and its subsidiaries. Al also brings a strong technical and systems experience and provided IT and Human Resource functions in his previous employment as well as strong financial and technical skill sets. Al’s career highlights included, being responsible for the implementation of all company accounting systems and was instrumental in helping grow the previous company’s revenues from $100 million per year to $2 billion. Al’s financial and management expertise will play an important role in supporting Purebase during this critical growth period.
Stephen Arment | Advisory Board
Mr. Arment has been serving the cement industry for over thirty years, working for some of the biggest names in the industry such as at Gifford Hill’s Clarkdale Plant (now Salt River Materials), Lehigh Cement Company, Buzzi Unicem, Texas Industries , Argos and, G.C.C.. Mr. Arment served these companies in a variety of technical and managerial positions such as: Kiln System Engineer, Mill System Engineer, and Process Engineer, served as a technical resource for a number of corporate purchasing groups, as a Process Manager, Production Manager, and Western Region Technical Service Manager supporting his company internally and their end use customers. Stephen has also served representing the cement industry as a whole by participating with the California Nevada Cement Association on the concrete specifications re-write with Caltrans, by participating with the Portland Cement Association’s Energy and Environmental Sub-Committee and the Manufacturing Technical Committee. Mr. Arment also served on the 2009 I.E.E.E / PCA conference committee. He was published in the May issue 2009 World Cement magazine and was recognized as a construction materials expert in numerous litigations.
During his tenure as the Western Region Technical Service Manager, Mr. Arment resurrected the companies idled concrete laboratory, was a featured speaker representing the cement industry teaching the “Cement 101 course” and “The cement manufacturing process”. Along with co-worker Don Gilbart Mr. Arment responded to the stucco market’s request for a superior fast setting, crack resistant product by developing, from concept thru Patent, the TXI premier product Veloz.
Mr. Arment holds degrees from Yavapai College, Prescott Arizona and Buena Vista University, Storm Lake Iowa.
Don Gilbart | Advisory Board
Mr. Gilbart’s career in the construction materials industry began in 1985 when he went to work for CalMat Co in Los Angeles as a ready mix concrete salesman, eventually becoming sales manager for five ready mix plants in the Los Angeles area. At the sale of the ready mix and cement division Don was transferred to the aggregate and asphalt division, working as both sales and operations manager at the quarry and asphalt plant in Corona.
In 1998 Mr. Gilbart went to work for TXI Riverside Cement as Territory Manager for Orange, San Diego and Riverside counties, and Mexico. His customers included some of the largest ready mix and building material companies in southern California and his responsibilities grew to include bidding to contractors in heavy highway, dams and other large engineering projects. Sales in Mexico grew tenfold over a three year period, and Don eventually became responsible for approximately half of all California cement sales. With TXI Riverside Cement’s plastic cement preferred by the three-coat plaster market, Mr. Gilbart collaborated with Steve Arment to develop and patent an accelerated version of the product.
His industry organization participation includes (serving on boards and committees of some) ACI, MCA San Diego, CMACN, AGC, SMA, APLC of San Diego, Southern California Plastering Contractors Association and WWCCA, and he achieved an NRMCA Level 3 Concrete Technologist certificate.
Mr. Gilbart also has experience with CSA cement, used in rapid hardening concrete applications. He is known for thinking outside the box and exceptional customer service.
Robert Hurtado | Vice President of Agricultural Research
Mr. Hurtado possesses over 35 years of experience in agriculture, and over that course of time has managed large farming operations including sugar cane mills, banana companies, melons, vegetables and energy crops. Mr. Hurtado has occupied positions of Vice President of Product Development, Executive Director, President and CEO in several agricultural holdings in Latin America, Europe, and the Western United States. He has also consulted on agricultural technologies for several companies in California, Arizona, Mexico, The Netherlands, Ecuador and Nicaragua.
Mr. Hurtado has been involved in developing and establishing pre and post-harvest organic and sustainable technologies for over two decades. His experience includes applied field research, identifying and establishing new markets in different countries, while developing new product lines for specific crop types and environmental conditions. Robert is a member of the International Society for Horticultural Science, The Soil Science of America and the American Society of Agronomy.
Mr. Hurtado is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with degrees in Economics and Development Studies and has conducted several post graduate studies at INCAE Business School, Nicaragua