The primary distinction between companies that are good and those that are great are the people that back them. Our team is made up of individuals with diverse skills and backgrounds, with expertise in uranium exploration, marketing, governance, accounting, corporate finance and public company management, who share an overriding commitment to build shareholder value through an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, communication, passion, trust and hard work.
Meet the Team
Chairman & CEO
Mr. Stanyer has over twenty-five years of experience in the mineral exploration industry, focused mostly on uranium exploration in the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan, and gold, copper, cobalt and lithium exploration in Nevada.
Mr. Stanyer began his career with Pioneer Metals, a diverse explorer for gold, base metals and uranium, with properties in New Mexico, BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. In 1999, Pioneer signed an option agreement with Cameco Corporation which led to the formation of the pure uranium exploration company, UEX Corporation. Mr. Stanyer held the positions of Corporate Secretary and Vice President, Corporate Development in both Pioneer and UEX, prior to the acquisition of Pioneer by Barrick Gold Corporation in 2006.
After leaving UEX in 2007, Mr. Stanyer began consulting for Northern Continental Resources, a junior exploration company focused on uranium in the Athabasca Basin. He was appointed President and CEO in 2008, and in 2009 he steered the successful sale of the Company to Hathor Exploration Limited, in competition with Denison Mines.
He became Chairman of Guyana Frontier Mining Corp. in December 2010, and was President and CEO from September 2011 to December 2012. As a Director of Alpha Minerals Inc., and following the Patterson Lake uranium discovery in 2012, he served as Chairman of the Special Committee in 2013 during the acquisition of the company by Fission Uranium Corp. and subsequently served as a Director of Fission until 2014. Currently Mr. Stanyer serves as President, CEO and a Director of Nevada Sunrise Gold Corporation (TSXV: NEV) , a junior exploration company focused on gold, copper, cobalt and lithium in Nevada, USA. He is also a Director of New Moon Minerals Corporation, a private mineral exploration company.
Patrick Groening CPA, CA
Director & CFO
Mr. Groening’s previous roles with public companies include serving as CFO for both Strathmore Minerals Corp. and Fission Energy Corp. for more than nine years combined. He filled the same role for Jalna Minerals Ltd., Sernova Corp., and Papuan Precious Metals Corp, and dual roles of CFO and Corporate Secretary For Wolf Capital Corp. and Pacific Asia China Energy Inc.
Howard Haugom: Ph.D (Bus. & Ecom)
Mr. Haugom is co-owner of Quilts Etc., a national linen retail chain and a partner at Burkehill Capital Corp, a Vancouver based private equity firm. He has taught extensively at Simon Fraser University, worked for both the private (Canadian Pacific) and public sectors (BC Treasury Board) as an Economist, and has been a consultant to the gold resource sector. Mr. Haugom received Economic degrees (specializing in international trade/finance and Resource Economics from the University of Victoria – BA and MA, 1984) and a PhD ( 1991) from Simon Fraser University.
David Miller, B.S., Reg Prof Geo WY
Mr. Miller is a businessman, professional economic geologist, and an elected member of the Wyoming Legislature. David served as the Chief Executive Officer of Strathmore Minerals Corp. prior to its merger with Energy Fuels in 2013. His primary professional focus has been on mineral exploration, development and mining, and his career has spanned over 40 years with a chain of companies that started with Utah International in the United States, which evolved into AREVA, the French nuclear power conglomerate. In addition, he has consulted for the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Commission) in Austria and China.
Mr. Miller is a recognized expert in the nuclear and energy field and has been featured in recent years in the New York Times, BBC, CNBC, CNN, Business News Network, Wall Street Journal, Globe and Mail, and Barron’s. He is also author of “Investing in the Great Uranium Bull Market”. David is an eight-term member of the Wyoming Legislature and currently serves as Majority Floor Leader of the Wyoming House of Representatives. David graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Geology. He is a Registered Professional Geologist in Wyoming, a Registered Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration and is a Fellow in the Society of Economic Geologists. Mr. Miller’s professional career has taken him worldwide, working with companies in Japan and South Korea, evaluating projects from Laos to Mongolia, Bolivia to Alaska, and in Canada. His expertise in commodities includes fissionable materials, precious and base metals, fossil fuels and lithium.
Jean-Jacques Gautrot of Paris, France, is a former Chairman of the World Nuclear Association, and serves as an Ambassador of the World Nuclear Association to promote the nuclear industry worldwide.
Mr. Gautrot graduated from Ecole des Arts et Métiers” and Ecole des Pétroles et Moteurs, and he began his career in TECHNIP, an engineering company in 1968. In 1979, he joined SAINT-GOBAIN Group, as Chief Executive Director of a mechanical company acting in the petroleum and nuclear industries. From 1984 to 1989, he acted as Site Director for SGN (COGEMA Group) La Hague supervising the construction and commissioning of uranium reprocessing facilities. Mr. Gautrot served as Chairman and Chief Executive of Delattre Levivier, a specialized subsidiary of LYONNAISE DES EAUX Group dedicated to maintenance services for industrial facilities (petroleum/chemistry, nuclear, and space) from 1989 to 1996.
Mr. Gautrot joined COGEMA (now AREVA) in 1997 and in April 1998 was appointed Senior Director of the Business and Programmes Division, Nuclear Fuels and Recycling Branch. His main assignments included development related to nuclear back-end fuel cycle services. In June 2000, he was appointed Vice-President for the Commercial and International Development division of COGEMA. In January 2002, he was in charge of the Enrichment Sector as Vice-President and Chairman of the Executive Board of EURODIF, and was a member of the Executive Committee of COGEMA.
Jean-Jacques acted as Senior Vice President of AREVA in charge of Marketing and International Affairs from January 2003 to September 2008, and later served as Chairman and CEO for AREVA United Kingdom from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Gautrot was Senior Advisor to the CEO of AREVA from 2008 to 2016.
Since 2014, Jean-Jacques has acted as President of JJ GAUTROT Consulting S.A.
Ms. Boddy is a member of the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries and has acted as Corporate Secretary for a number of public companies in recent years, including Levon Resources Ltd. (TSX:LVN), Nevada Sunrise Gold Corporation (TSXV:NEV), Aton Resources Inc. (TSXV:AAN), and Resinco Capital Partners Inc. (TSXV:RIN). Ms.Boddy acts as a consultant to public and private companies through Rhodanthe Corporate Services, a B.C.-based private company.
Roger Leschuk, CIM, FCSI
Manager, Corporate Communications
Mr. Leschuk has the designation of Chartered Investment Manager, CIM, and has more than 20 years experience in the Financial Services and Investment Industry. Mr. Leschuk successfully managed client accounts on a full range of financial services which included stocks, mutual funds, tax sheltered investments, lines of credit and mortgages for over 15 years. Mr. Leschuk is also a member of the Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute, FCSI.
Charles Roy, P.Eng., P.Geo.
Chairman, Technical Committee
Mr. Roy brings a rare depth of experience and success in uranium exploration from a career largely with the world’s leading major uranium mining company, Cameco Corporation.
Charles Roy earned a BSc. in geology from Acadia University Nova Scotia in 1972. For the next seven years he was employed by the Mining Engineering and Geological Consulting firm of David S. Robertson and Associates. Work included fluorspar exploration in Newfoundland, uranium exploration in northern Michigan, USA and a uranium and coal evaluation study for the Kingdom of Lesotho, southern Africa.
Mr. Roy joined the Saskatchewan Mining Development Corporation (SMDC, now Cameco Corporation) in 1979 as a Project Geologist in Uranium City, thus beginning a career with Cameco that spanned some 33 years. In 1988, Mr. Roy transferred to Cameco Gold and was involved in establishing and managing an exploration office in Reno, Nevada from 1991-1994. Mr. Roy returned to uranium exploration in 1994 and over the next 18 years managed and supervised both greenfield and brownfield exploration programs in the Athabasca Basin. The last two year’s spent with Cameco, Mr. Roy was Director of Exploration Agreements and worked closely with Corporate Development and Legal Departments to negotiate new exploration opportunities for Cameco and help to consolidate and streamline the worldwide Exploration portfolio.
Mr. Roy has evaluated uranium opportunities world-wide but his expertise and knowledge is most specifically focused on the unconformity model and the Athabasca Basin. During his time at Cameco, Mr. Roy oversaw district exploration budgets of up to $35 million, and was involved with exploration teams responsible for the discovery and delineation of seven significant uranium deposits, including Millennium most recently.
Jody Dahrouge, B.Sc., Sp.C., – P. Geol.
Mr. Dahrouge is a professional geologist with 25 years of experience in Canada and internationally, and has a successful background in uranium exploration and project generation within the Athabasca Basin.
Since 1998, Mr. Dahrouge has been the president of Dahrouge Geological Consulting Ltd., a geological services company that provides consulting services to a broad range of public and private exploration and mining companies. He is a professional geologist (Alberta) and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in geology and computing science, both from the University of Alberta.
Until September 2007, Mr. Dahrouge was President and COO of Fission Energy Corp. (“Fission”), and played a key role in the acquisition of several of Fission’s key exploration properties, including Waterbury Lake, Patterson Lake and Patterson Lake South (“PLS”). Two very significant uranium occurrences were eventually discovered at those projects, including the J-Zone at Waterbury Lake, and the Triple R uranium deposit at PLS.
David Quirt, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc.
Mr. Quirt is a consulting geoscientist residing in Saskatchewan with 45 years of geological, mineral exploration, and Research and Development (“R&D”) experience, both in the consulting sector and within the mineral exploration industry. His applied science work has been primarily in economic geology (uranium, diamonds, gold, base metals, Rare Earth Elements), uranium deposit metallogenesis, geochemistry, and host-rock alteration mineralogy. Throughout his career, David has been a highly-sought speaker at numerous scientific conferences and corporate presentations, and has authored and co-authored technical reports, journal papers and conference-extended abstracts that have resulted from these works.
Mr. Quirt received his B.A.Sc. degree in Geological Engineering (Mineral Exploration) from the University of Toronto in 1976, received his M.A.Sc. from the University of Windsor in 1978 and later undertook Ph.D. studies at Carleton University. After several years working as a field geologist, David joined the world-renowned Saskatchewan Research Council in 1981 where he was appointed Senior Research Scientist from 1991 to 2006. From 2006 to 2018, David was employed by AREVA Resources Canada Inc. in Saskatoon, SK (“AREVA”, now Orano Canada) as Senior Geoscientist and was responsible for providing geoscience direction to its mineral exploration activities and in training AREVA’s exploration staff throughout Canada. Until his retirement from AREVA in 2018, Mr. Quirt was involved with many of its exploration R&D technical and scientific activities, as well as R&D activities within their Projects and Operations division and at AREVA’s head office in France.
Currently, David acts as Adjunct Professor at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Dept. of Earth Sciences, where he advises and supervises M.Sc. students on thesis work, and on their Ph.D advisory committee for thesis advice.David remains involved in the preparation and submission of papers to peer-reviewed journals, and volunteers as a Director with the Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada.
R. Sierd Eriks, P. Geo.
Mr. Eriks has worked in mineral exploration for over thirty-five years with a focus on uranium exploration for the past two decades. From 1979 to 1998, he gained geological and managerial experience with major mining companies, including Saskatchewan Mining and Development Corporation (now Cameco Corporation), Falconbridge Limited, Noranda Exploration Co. Ltd. and Cogema Resources Inc. (now AREVA Resources Canada Inc.) in base metals, gold, platinum group metals, and uranium exploration. In 1999, he became a consulting geologist and worked on numerous uranium exploration programs in the Athabasca Basin. Prior to joining ALX, he was Vice-President, Exploration with UEX Corporation from 2007 to 2014. In this position, Mr. Eriks managed projects with annual exploration budgets of up to $29.0 million and directed drilling programs leading to the establishment of mineral resources for three uranium deposits in the eastern Athabasca Basin in northern Saskatchewan.
Ken Wasyliuk, BSc
Mr. Wasyliuk has worked in mineral exploration for over 30 years with a focus on geochemistry and clay mineralogy in uranium exploration for the past two decades. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1987 with a BSc (honours) in geology. From 1988 to 2004, he was employed by Cameco Corp. as a geoscientist in gold and uranium exploration. During his career, Mr. Wasyliuk became an expert on geochemical and clay alteration patterns associated with uranium deposits in the Athabasca basin, and assisted in the development of proprietary analytical programs in the field of infrared spectroscopy. In 2003, he completed his master of science degree on clay mineralogy in the Athabasca basin. He later served as chief geochemist at JNR Resources Inc. until its acquisition by Denison Mines Corp. in January, 2013. Mr. Wasyliuk operates his own geological consulting company and has participated in exploration on many of the premier uranium deposits found in the Athabasca basin. At present, Ken is the uranium site research associate at the University of Saskatchewan for the CMIC (Canadian Mining Innovation Council) Footprints research project.
Dr. Larry Hulbert, B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., D.Sc.
Dr. Hulbert is a Registered Professional Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, and with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Barlow Medal from Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (1993), the Geological Association and Mineralogical Association of Canada Robinson Distinguished Lecturer (for 2001-2002), and the Earth Sciences Sector Merit Award by Natural Resources Canada (2003) in recognition of his exemplary effort in the sustainable development of Canada’s northern mineral wealth.
Dr. Hulbert’s extensive career as a geoscientist includes work in both the private and public sectors, in addition to the academic community. His work on many major magmatic nickel-copper-PGE complexes in the world is recognized throughout the international geological community. He began his career in the Lynn Lake nickel camp in northern Manitoba, followed by his extensive platinum-group-element work in South Africa’s Bushveld Complex. From 1984 to 2007, Larry worked as a Research Scientist in the Mineral Deposit Research Division of the Geological Survey of Canada where he had the opportunity to analyze most of the significant nickel-copper-PGE deposits in Canada, including those at the Firebird Nickel Project. Since 2007, Dr. Hulbert has consulted for companies exploring for nickel-copper-PGE deposits internationally.
1940 - 2017
ALX Uranium Corp. remembers Benjamin Ainsworth, a long-time colleague, mentor, and friend, who passed away on April 25, 2017.