Pan American Energy Corp. (CSE: PNRG | OTCQB: PAANF | FSE: SS60) is a North American mining exploration company engaged in the business of expanding the boundaries of the lithium supply chain through the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties.
The company has a diversified asset base in Canada and the USA including hard rock lithium (Ontario) and claystone lithium (Nevada).
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Jason Latkowcer is a commercial leader with over 10 years of experience in chemical and technology business development. He has worked directly with energy, mining, industrial, water treatment and chemical manufacturing businesses across North and South America. While working with Univar Solutions, he managed a portfolio over $50 million per year in sales. Mr. Latkowcer has been actively consulting in the capital markets as a Director of Corporate Development focusing on mining and renewable energy opportunities globally. In addition to Pan American, Jason is supporting Vortex Energy Corp as Vice President of Corporate Development. He is a Quantic School of Business and Technology EMBA graduate (2023) and graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2011.
Chief Financial Officer
Paul More, CPA, CA is a finance and accounting professional with over 10 years of combined experience in both public and private sectors. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. More provided CFO consulting and accounting services to clients in the health, pharmaceutical, technology, mining and real estate sectors. Mr. More obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2011 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Northern British Columbia.
Sean Kingsley is a mining investor, communicator, educator and entrepreneur. He has 16 years experience specializing in corporate development, corporate strategy, strategic marketing, investor relations and corporate communications, advising and raising capital globally. He has a firm understanding of the financial markets and broad experience in utilizing diverse methods for public communications and raising capital. His education includes completing the Mining Company Disclosure 101 program hosted by the TSX-V and IIROC, Mining Essentials program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and also the Public Companies’ Financing, Governance and Compliance Course at Simon Fraser University. Mr. Kingsley is currently CEO of Gold Hunter Resources Inc., director of Corporate Communications for Enduro Metals and is President & CEO of his own consulting firm, Mango Research and Management Inc., Strategic Advisor to Stuhini Exploration Ltd. and director of Pan American Energy Corp., Alpha Copper Corp, Legacy Lithium Corp., and Vulcan Resources Corp.. He served as Chair of the Association for Mineral Exploration BC’s Communications and Marketing committee from 2014-2018 and remains a committee member. He has sat on the Executive and Advisory Council for the Centre of Training Excellence in Mining since 2016.
With nearly two decades of distinguished experience in commodity and specialty chemical distribution, William Gibbs is a visionary executive strategist. His 13-year tenure at Univar Solutions saw him expertly managing strategic energy accounts on both domestic and international fronts. For the past five years, Mr. Gibbs has held the helm at Griffina Abner Consulting LLC, a premier consultancy celebrated for its precision-driven roadmaps and high-impact execution, delivering remarkable value to stakeholders. Currently, Mr. Gibbs spearheads groundbreaking initiatives in sustainable technology. His focus revolves around devising and actualizing eco-friendly chemical alternatives, set to transform the energy, water treatment, and mining sectors. A 2005 graduate of the University of Calgary, he earned a BSc in Chemistry/Mathematics. William Gibbs embodies transformative leadership, reshaping industries and forging a greener, more promising future.
Nicky Grant brings with over 18 years of experience in investment banking. Nicky started her career in the US Institutional Desk at Goldman Sachs before moving to the Special Execution Group in Corporate Finance, where she specialized in debt capital markets. She then worked for UBS as part of their Transaction Management Team and focused on global capital markets, with a particular focus in Emerging Markets. She then re-joined Goldman Sachs as a Vice President and joined their Equity Capital Markets team covering UK companies.Nicky became Head of Corporate Advisory for Ocean Wall Limited., a market-leading investment house specializing in all aspects of niche alternative investing and advisory. Ms. Grant also holds roles as UK/European IR and Corporate Advisor to TSX-V and CSE listed companies in the critical minerals space, as well as a role as the sole UK/European Advisor to a NYSE-listed medical company.
Paul Gorman is a resource based corporate specialist with over 25 years of experience in junior mining finance, taking companies public, assessing asset viability and operating growth-emerging public companies. For the last 18 years, Paul has been the President and Managing Partner of Riverbank Capital Inc., a Merchant Bank working with small-cap companies to assist them in financing, property development and initiating well-defined marketing programs. Paul’s responsibilities have also included raising capital totaling in excess of $85 million as well as promoting the companies to the investment community and writing strategic plans for business growth. Mr. Gorman was instrumental in revitalizing the junior graphite space in North America in 2008 by funding Industrial Minerals Inc, which became Northern Graphite (TSX V : NGC) and assisting four other graphite companies in an advisory role. Paul founded Mega Graphite Inc. in 2009 and has has served as CEO for three other companies.
Mr. Nichol is the CEO of Alpha Lithium (TSX: ALLI). He is an international entrepreneur who has served and advised corporations on strategy and finance for over 25 years. Throughout his career he has served as both senior executive and director of a number of public and private enterprises across the finance and resource sectors. He has led successive organizations through multiple rounds of private and public project financings, initiated and executed dual listings, established key international and domestic financial relations, oversaw M&A, technical, operational, HR, investor relations, legal and regulatory functions as well as closing several accretive asset acquisitions and financings in multiple jurisdictions. Previously, Mr. Nichol worked at Schlumberger, the world’s largest oil and gas services firm in various technical, managerial, marketing and sales roles in North America, South America and Europe. Mr. Nichol left Schlumberger to pursue his MBA at one of the world’s top ranked business schools, the London Business School in the UK and graduated with honors in 2003. Mr. Nichol also holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and has been a registered Professional Engineer since 1994.
Dr. Suchan is a professional geoscientist with nearly 10 years of experience in the exploration and development of mining projects in Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Engineering in 2023 and his Honours B.Sc. in Geography and B.Sc. in Geology in 2016 from the University of Regina. His expertise is in the development and execution of early-stage mineral exploration programs in the remote regions of Canada. His previous experience includes coal mining operations and uranium exploration in Saskatchewan, rare earth element and diamond exploration in the Northwest Territories, and gold exploration in the Yukon. Dr. Suchan currently serves as the V.P. Exploration for Carmelo Capital Corp., as the Chief Operating Officer for the rare earth element exploration company Northern Critical Minerals Corp., and as a Managing Partner with the mineral exploration project generator company Voyageur Exploration Ltd.
Mr. Wilson is a geologist with over 30 years of experience. Mr. Wilson has significant experience in the generation and development of lithium claystone and brine exploration projects. Previously, he held Corporate Development and Exploration Manager roles for Placer Dome, Echo Bay, and American Bonanza Gold as well as President of Mesa Exploration and co-founder of Nevada Copper (TSX:NCU). Mr. Wilson serves as a director of TSX Venture Exchange listed Alpha Lithium Corp. (TSX.V:ALLI) and Atomic Minerals Corp. (TSX.V:ATOM).
Mr. Bunel received his M.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1980 from the University of Chile and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1988. He began his professional career at DuPont Central Research where he spent 12 years working on catalysis. From 2001 to 2008 he worked in the pharmaceutical industry. After spending twenty years in industry, Mr. Bunel was named director of the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in October 2008, where he was responsible for directing a science-based research, development, and early-stage engineering organization. In November 2017, he was named VP of Innovation at Sociedad Química y Minera (“SQM”), one of the largest lithium producers in the world. After serving with SQM, he joined the Catholic University of Chile as a professor with a joint appointment between the School of Chemistry and Pharmacy and the School of Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of new materials for energy storage and sustainable technologies to produce lithium raw materials.
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