People: Argonaut Gold Inc (AR.TO)

AR.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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17 Sep 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brian Kennedy

2009 Independent Chairman of the Board

Peter Dougherty

2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Ponczoch

2013 Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Richard Rhoades

2011 Chief Operating Officer

Thomas Burkhart

2010 Vice President - Exploration

W.Robert Rose

2013 Vice President - Technical Services

Curtis Turner

2010 Corporate Development Officer

James Kofman

2010 Independent Director

Christopher Lattanzi

77 2009 Independent Director

Peter Mordaunt

53 2011 Independent Director

Dale Peniuk

55 2009 Independent Director

David Watkins

69 2012 Independent Director

Nichole Cowles

Investor Relations Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Brian Kennedy

Mr. Brian J. Kennedy serves as an Independent Chairman of the Board of Argonaut Gold Inc. Mr. Kennedy was President and Chief Executive Officer of Meridian Gold Inc. from June 1996 to December 2006. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of FMC Gold Company, a predecessor of Meridian Gold Inc., from May 1987 until June 1996. Mr. Kennedy holds a B.S. from the US Naval Academy and an MBA from Harvard University. Mr. Kennedy serves on the board of Western Exploration LLC.

Peter Dougherty

Mr. Peter C. Dougherty is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Argonaut Gold Inc. Mr. Dougherty is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Argonaut Gold Inc. and formerly served as the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Meridian Gold Inc. from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Dougherty has also served as: Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of Meridian Gold Company from 1997 to 2002; IBS Financial Manager of the Chemicals Group of FMC Corporation from 1994 to 1997; Group Financial Analyst of the Chemicals Group of FMC Corporation from 1993 to 1994 and the Controller of Paradise Peak Mine, FMC Gold Company from 1990 to 1993. Mr. Dougherty holds a B.S. in Accounting from Southern Oregon State College and an MBA from Drexel University.

David Ponczoch

Mr. David A. Ponczoch has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Argonaut Gold Inc. Mr. Ponczoch has over 12 years' of experience in finance, accounting, and corporate management roles. In addition to his experience as Chief Financial Officer, he has managed responsibilities in a corporate and mine capacity, serving as the Regional Finance Director at Yamana Gold Company in Santiago, Chile, and as the Controller at the El Penon Mine for Meridian Gold. Mr. Ponczoch graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in finance and from Michigan State University with a master's degree in business administration.

Richard Rhoades

Mr. Richard S. Rhoades serves as Chief Operating Officer of Argonaut Gold Inc. Mr. Rhoades has over 35 years' experience in mine development, operations and corporate management roles. In addition to diverse operational experience, he has managed responsibilities in a corporate capacity, serving as the Assistant to the Vice President of Mining and the Director of Mine Planning for Asarco. Throughout his career, Mr. Rhoades has focused on productive operations, safety, training, process optimization, efficient capital allocation and ore reporting. Mr. Rhoades holds a bachelor's degree in mining engineering from the University of Arizona. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer (mining).

Thomas Burkhart

Mr. Thomas H. Burkhart serves as Vice President - Exploration of Argonaut Gold Inc. He served as Vice President, Exploration, The Northair Group, Vice President, Exploration, Pesgasus Gold Corp.

W.Robert Rose

Mr.W. Robert Rose is Vice President - Technical Services for Argonaut Gold Inc. He served as the Chief Operating Officer for Andina Minerals Inc. from January 2012 until the sale of Andina in early 2013. Mr. Rose previously worked as a Project Manager for Kappes, Cassiday & Associates for over 24 years managing feasibility studies, engineering and construction of numerous projects throughout the world. With KCA, Mr. Rose was responsible for managing the design and construction of the Ocampo and Pinos Altos projects in northern Mexico. Mr. Rose graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a B.S in Mining Engineering.

Curtis Turner

Mr. Curtis K. Turner serves as Corporate Development Officer of Argonaut Gold Inc. He had been Chief Financial Officer of Argonaut and also of Cyanco. He was Director of Finance of Yamana Gold Inc.; Corporate Controller for Meridian Gold Inc. and Controller El Penon Mine.

James Kofman

Mr. James E. Kofman serves as an Independent Director of Argonaut Gold Inc. Mr. Kofman is Vice-Chairman of Cormark Securities Inc. He was previously President of JEK Capital Advice, an independent financial advisory firm. From 1996 to November 2009 he was the Managing Director and Vice- Chairman of UBS Securities Canada Inc. Prior to his time in investment banking he was a partner at the law firm of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt focusing on international corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Kofman is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics of markets, economy, financing and merger and acquisition activity and has been involved in many of Canada's largest transactions. He has a LLB and a B.Comm (Honours) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. He also currently serves as Chairman of Zenn Motor Company Inc.

Christopher Lattanzi

Mr. Christopher R. Lattanzi is Independent Director of Argonaut Gold Inc.Mr. Lattanzi is a mining engineer with more than 50 years of experience in the mineral industry, initially in the planning and supervision of mining operations, and since 1969 as a consultant. He was president of Micon International Limited, an independent mineral consultancy, from its founding in 1988 until 2005. He was a director of Meridian Gold Inc. from 1999 to 2007 and from 2004 to 2006 he served as Chairman of that Company. He also serves on the board of directors of Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd., a Canadian junior exploration company and Teranga Gold Corporation, which produces gold from a mine in Senegal. He continues to maintain an active consulting practice.

Peter Mordaunt

Mr. Peter Mordaunt serves as an Independent Director of Argonaut Gold Inc. Mr. Mordaunt is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (P Geo.) in the Province of Ontario with over 30 years of experience in mining, mine development and advanced exploration. Mr. Mordaunt retired from his role as Chairman and CEO of Stingray Copper Inc., which he founded, managed and merged with Mercator Minerals Ltd. in December 2009. Previously, he was the Chairman and CEO of Corner Bay Silver Inc. which he also founded, managed and later merged with Pan American Silver Inc. in 2003. Mr. Mordaunt's business and technical skills have focused predominately on advanced project development related to gold, silver and copper leading to bankable feasibility studies, finance, plus mergers and acquisitions for more than 20 years. Mr. Mordaunt graduated from the University of Guelph in 1984. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has the Professional Certification as ICD.D. Mr. Mordaunt is currently a director of Ethos Capital Corp and advisor to a number of gold exploration companies. He was also a director of Pediment Gold Inc. prior to merging with Argonaut in 2011.

Dale Peniuk

Mr. Dale C. Peniuk serves as an Independent Director of Argonaut Gold Inc. Mr. Peniuk is a Chartered Accountant (“CA”) and corporate director. Mr. Peniuk obtained a B.Comm from the University of British Columbia in 1982 and his CA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia ("ICABC") in 1986. Mr. Peniuk spent more than 20 years with KPMG LLP ("KPMG"), Chartered Accountants and predecessor firms, including being an assurance partner from 1996 to 2006 and was the leader of KPMG’s British Columbia mining practice. Mr. Peniuk has also served on the ICABC’s Public Company Technical Forum since 2000 and is currently the Chairman of that forum. He also currently serves on the board and as the audit committee chairman of Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX; OMX) and Capstone Mining Corp. (TSX).

David Watkins

Mr. David H. Watkins serves as Independent Director of Argonaut Gold Inc. Mr. Watkins is a mining executive with over 45 years of experience in exploration and mine development, mergers and acquisitions, and mining operations. Mr. Watkins served as President and CEO of Atna Resources Ltd. from 2000 to 2008 where he continues to serve as Chairman. Mr. Watkins was Senior Vice-President, Exploration for Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, responsible for world-wide exploration and business development from 1994 to 2000. He joined Falconbridge Copper Ltd. as an Exploration Geologist in 1977, became Vice-President, Exploration in 1986, and was appointed President of Minnova Inc., the successor company to Falconbridge Copper Ltd., in 1990. Mr. Watkins worked internationally in exploration with Noranda, Newmont, and other organizations following graduation with a M.Sc., Geology, from Carleton University, Ottawa and a B.A., Geology from Queen’s University at Kingston in 1967. Mr. Watkins was a director of Golden Goose Resources Inc.

Nichole Cowles

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