MajGen Heinz is a highly decorated retired senior U.S. Marine Corps officer whose most recent military assignment was as the Program Executive Officer (PEO) for the F-35 Lightning II Program in Arlington, VA. MajGen Heinz has served in the U.S. military, in a variety of senior positions including systems avionics instructor at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, Regimental Air Officer to 1st Marine Regiment in Camp Pendleton, Deputy Department Head for the Aviation Weapons Systems Requirements Branch (APW) at Headquarters, Marine Corps and Deputy Director for Operations, National Military Command Center, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon.
Major General Heinz graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Systems Engineering. He also has a Master of Science degree in Computer Science with a subspecialty in Artificial Intelligence from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval Warfare College. His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Air Medal with bronze numeral 4, Navy Commendation Medal with three gold stars and the Navy Achievement Medal. He has flown over 3,000 flight hours in 22 T/M/S aircraft.
After military retirement, MajGen Heinz served as Vice President and General Manager of Maritime Systems for iRobot, developing and building autonomous underwater robots until 2012. In 2011, MajGen Heinz became a portfolio manager for Middlebury Asset Advisors, Inc. and in 2012, formed Semper Fi Investment Advisors, LLC, in affiliation with Middlebury Asset Advisors, Inc.
Mr. Smith has 36 years of experience in operating, developing, and financing mining and strategic materials projects in the Americas and abroad. Mr. Smith is currently the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of NioCorp Developments Ltd., (“NioCorp”) (TSX: NB; OTCQX: NIOBF; FSE: BR3) which plans to produce niobium, scandium, and titanium, strategic metals used in advanced alloys and superalloys. Mr. Smith is well recognized in the mining community, having served as President, CEO, and Director of Molycorp, Inc., where he was instrumentally involved in taking the company public. Prior to that, Mr. Smith was the President and CEO of Chevron Mining Inc. from 2005 through 2008. He was also Vice President for Unocal Corporation where he managed the real estate, remediation, mining and carbon divisions for over 22 years. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Smith also served as a Director and Shareholder Representative of Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração (CBMM), a private company that currently produces approximately 85% of the world supply of Niobium.
Mr. Smith has a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Colorado State University and a Juris Doctor cum laude from Western State University, College of Law.
Mr. Hampson has founded and financed numerous successful private and public companies since 1978, and is a seasoned entrepreneur with 34 years of experience in special materials, technology, and mining. Currently, he serves in the following capacity: CEO of Para Resources, Inc. (TSX-V: PBR); Chairman of Infracon Energy Services, Inc.; CEO and Board Chair of Fibrox Technology LP; CEO of Hampson Equities Ltd.; Chairman of the Board of LV Senior Housing LLC; Director and CFO of Environmental Resource Materials, LLC (a West Coast marine-based supplier of construction aggregates); and several others.
Mike has extensive financial and management expertise, including considerable operational experience with manufacturing companies. He founded Franklin Power Products a profitable automotive manufacturer in 1983. Based in Indiana, Franklin Power Products had 2,700 employees and 16 locations in the US and Canada serving domestic and international customers. The company remanufactured gas and diesel engines, transmissions, electrical systems and other components for automotive, large truck, construction and locomotive applications. Mr. Jarvis served as president of Franklin Power Products until its sale to Delco Remy in 1999. He then served as president and manager of Delco Remy’s Powertrain Division until establishing Jarvis Enterprises in 2004. Mr. Jarvis currently oversees Jarvis Enterprises which holds and manages various businesses in sectors including real estate, farming, telecommunications, health and automotive technology.
Simon is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in financial reporting, corporate finance and management with public companies. He is a director or officer of several Canadian and US-listed companies ensuring public disclosure meets current standards and planning and implementing acquisitions and divestitures.
Previously, Simon served as Chief Financial Officer of IBC. Prior to IBC, he was a partner with an international accounting and consulting firm practicing in the areas of business valuation, mergers and acquisitions and business planning services.
David Anderson is a Certified Management Accountant with over 20 years of progressive experience with public and private manufacturing companies, including M&A experience. David has contributed to IBC in various roles with IBC including human resources, information technology, operations and finance. He obtained his BA in Accounting from University of Indianapolis.
With a focus on aerospace, automotive and special projects, Chris Huskamp will develop and implement business and product development strategies for both IBC’s Engineered Materials and Copper Alloys divisions. Chris Huskamp has extensive experience with advanced materials for aerospace applications and was previously an Associate Technical Fellow at The Boeing Company working on aerospace materials development and implementation projects. He also has significant high performance automotive experience and is the principal of Huskamp Motorsports Engineering where he provides materials consulting services to Formula One®, IndyCar® and NASCAR® teams.
Mark is the President of IBC Copper Alloys. He was previously VP of Operations for Scherer Industrial Group, Inc. He has over30 years of experience in manufacturing, sales and service of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic apparatus. He is currently serving on the board of the Copper and Brass Service Association and is formerly active in the Electrical Apparatus Service Association.
Doug was previously Director of Global Bulk Products for Brush Wellman Inc. where he was responsible for new product development for the global industrial business division of Brush Wellman. Prior to working at Brush Wellman he was a Senior Account Manager with E.I. DuPont de Nemours at their Engineering Polymers Division in Troy, Michigan where he attained Six Sigma Blackbelt status for top line growth. Before being promoted to DuPont USA, Veitch spent 13 years at DuPont Canada in a range of increasingly senior sales and customer focused positions. He has a B.Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.
Rajeev received a Bachelor of Engineering in Metallurgy in 1991 from Rourkela, India and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 2008. He formerly worked at Hussey Cooper in various senior positions for 10 years before joining Nonferrous Products as VP Sales.
Jim Malone has more than 40 years of experience in the nuclear power industry, with a focus on the technical, economic and planning aspects of nuclear fuels. He is formerly Vice President, Nuclear Fuels for Exelon Generation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Exelon Corp, where he was responsible for their nuclear fuel cycle activities, including procurement, reload core design, nuclear material safeguards, economics, and fuel cycle cost. Mr. Malone began his career as an engineer in the utility reactor core analysis section of the nuclear engineering department of United Nuclear Corporation. Prior to his position with Exelon, Mr. Malone was a vice president at NAC International where he participated in fuel cycle consulting including fuel reliability via NAC's Stoller Nuclear Fuel Division. Mr. Malone graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering (nuclear) from Manhattan College and received an MBA from Iona College in New York, with a Graduate School of Business Award for Academic Excellence.
Jack Lands is IBC Engineered Materials’ Quality Assurance Manager and NDE Responsible (Level III). He has over two decades of experience, in the aerospace composite industry, primarily as a production supervisor. Prior to joining IBC, Jack worked at Radant Technologies as their Quality Engineer and safety Coordinator. He has worked as a Level II NDT Quality inspector working with aerospace castings.