Robert Mintak has over 20 years of experience in corporate management, with a specific emphasis on strategic development and corporate governance. With a global network of lithium industry contacts and key opinion leaders, he is a pioneer in the rapidly evolving market for lithium production. Mr. Mintak was recognized as CEO of the top mining companies on the TSXV50 in both 2016 & 2018.
A geoscientist with over 20 years of experience, 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. Dr. Robinson hold a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the University of Bristol, UK.
Mr. Gamoudi is a Certified Public Accountant with over 15 years of experience in accounting and finance in the energy sector. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SandRidge Energy, Inc. from April 2020 to September 2023.
Professor Jason Hein is a recognized global expert on the development and commercial application of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics on reaction optimization. Dr. Hein’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.
David Park is a highly experienced executive with a strong energy and industrial sector background, with over 28 years of increasingly responsibilities at various Koch entities, most recently serving as President, Koch Strategic Platforms. Previously, Mr. Park was Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development of Georgia-Pacific, LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, where his responsibilities included new platform acquisitions. He served as President of TrueNorth Energy and CFO of Koch’s Canadian exploration and production, pipeline, and energy trading business at Koch Exploration. Early in his career, he was an International Business Development Specialist at Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. Mr. Park holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts in Economics from George Mason University.
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. Mr. Lewis oversaw the procurement and construction of the LiSTR Demonstration Plant and is integral to the ongoing efforts to scale and commercialize the technology.
Steve Ross is a senior business leader with 30 years of success in energy and infrastructure consulting. Mr. Ross is an environmental and water resources professional, and his background includes hydrology, hydrogeology, water quality, groundwater modeling, and water resources evaluation. He is Licensed as a Professional Geologist in California and Alberta.
Anthony Alvaro is a co-founder of Standard Lithium. With over two decades experience in international capital markets, he has played active roles in wealth management, corporate finance, institutional sales, M&A, venture capital and private equity. Mr. Alvaro has a passion for assisting companies navigate from the private sector to the public markets and has raised over $500 million for companies across multiple industry sectors. He has held executive and board positions with multiple public and private companies.
Prof. Barry Sharpless received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2001 for his work on chirally catalysed oxidation reactions, and he received a second Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2022 for his work on chirally catalysed oxidation reactions. Prof. Sharpless also received the Priestley Medal, the American Chemical Society’s highest honor, in 2019. He discovered several chemical reactions that have transformed asymmetric synthesis from science fiction to the relatively routine, including aminohydroxylation, dihydroxylation, and the Sharpless asymmetric epoxidation.
Dr. Ron Molnar is a chemical engineer and solvent and ion-exchange specialist with over 35 years of 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 of 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 of experience in the application of membrane technology to selectively remove species of interest, including lithium, from brine mixtures. Mr. Lien has successfully built pilot and commercial scale membrane rigs for mining clients around the globe.
Dr. Mike Dry is a chemical engineer with 40 years of 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.