20+ years’ experience in corporate management, with a specific emphasis on strategic development and corporate governance. He has a global network of lithium industry contacts and is a pioneer in the rapidly evolving lithium space. Mr. Mintak was recognized as CEO of the top mining companies on the TSXV50 in both 2016 & 2018.
An experienced geoscientist with 20+ years of experience, a PhD in Geochemistry from the University of Bristol, UK, Dr. Andy Robinson has worked on a wide range of projects in the resource, power and energy sectors in Europe, Africa, and North and South America.
Kara Norman is a Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive experience in financial reporting for exploration-stage resource companies. She previously held the position of Controller for Strata Gold Corporation (a subsidiary of Victoria Gold Corp.) and Tintina Resources Inc.
Prof. Jason Hein is a recognized global expert on the development and commercial application of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics on reaction optimization. Jason’s intellectual property (IP) protected work with Standard Lithium integrates machine learning and newly developed robotic tools to visualize and control reactions as they happen in real time.
Ross Lewis has over 45 years of experience in process engineering, mechanical engineering, materials handling systems design, project management, procurement and construction in projects around the globe. Ross will project manage the procurement and construction of the LiSTR Demonstration Plant.
Steve Ross is a senior business leader with almost 30 years of success in the energy and infrastructure consulting. Steve is an environmental and water resource professional. His water resources background includes hydrology, hydrogeology, water quality, groundwater modeling, and water resources evaluation, and he is Licensed as a Professional Geologist in California and Alberta.
Mr. Alvaro is a co-founder of Standard Lithium, has over two decades working primarily in the international capital markets. The breadth of his capital markets experience includes roles within wealth management, corporate finance, institutional sales, M&A, venture capital and private equity. Over the years, Mr. Alvaro has developed a passion for helping companies navigate from the private sector to the public markets. To-date, Anthony Alvaro has helped a number of companies across multiple industry sectors raise in excess of $500 million in aggregate. He has also held executive and board positions with a number of public and private companies.
Prof. Sharpless received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2001 for his work on chirally catalysed oxidation reactions. Prof. Sharpless will receive the Priestley Medal, the American Chemical Society’s highest honor, in 2019. He discovered several chemical reactions which have transformed asymmetric synthesis from science fiction to the relatively routine, including aminohydroxylation, dihydroxylation, and the Sharpless asymmetric epoxidation.
Dr. Molnar is a chemical engineer and solvent and ion-exchange specialist with over 35 years’ experience in hydrometallurgical bench and pilot/demonstration plant testing. He has successfully built and operated more than 60 pilot/demonstration plants around the globe, extracting a wide range of metallic elements.
Craig Brown is a hydrometallurgical expert with over 45 years’ experience in developing processes for separating a wide range of chemicals from aqueous solutions. He was a central figure in the development and application of ion exchange technology, which is now well established and utilized in over 50 countries in dozens of different applications.
Larry Lien is the Principal at Membrane Development Specialists LLC and has over 30 years’ experience in the application of membrane technology to selectively remove species of interest, including lithium, from brine mixtures. Larry Lien has successfully built pilot and commercial scale membrane rigs for mining clients around the globe.
Dr. Dry is a chemical engineer with 40 years’ experience in the mining and mineral processing industries, including tenures at Mintek and SGS. Dr. Dry’s specialty involves mass and energy balance modeling, which has been fundamental in helping develop scalable process flowsheets for lithium brine projects in recent years.