Big Picture – A Deep Dive Examination of Medallion Resources
Medallion Resources Snapshot
Rare-earth elements (REEs) are essential for many products and applications including: nickel metal hydride batteries in hybrid cars, fibre-optic telecom cables, military hardware, solar panels, wind turbines, compact fluorescent lighting, mobile phones, computers, the manufacturing of super conductors and high energy magnets, and petroleum refining.
To meet the rapidly growing demands for REEs, the industrialized world needs significant and dependable supplies. The current $1.5 Billion global market for REEs is projected to grow at an annual rate of 8% to 10%. Today, REEs are in short supply, with China controlling over 97% of production.
DON M. LAY
President/CEO & Director
Donald (Don) Lay focuses on the Company’s corporate strategy and finance. Don has over 25 years of experience in public and private venture capital, corporate communications and international business. He has served as a senior officer and director for a number of public companies including mineral-exploration companies International Taurus Resources Inc, American Bonanza and Medallion Resources Ltd. Don was a principal at China MobileSoft, a seed-funded, embedded-software supplier that delivered solutions to Chinese telephone handset makers that provided an exceptional return to shareholders. Before entering the venture-capital world in 1994, Mr. Lay invested 13 years in enterprise software arena in development, sales and support. Don holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia.
TOM ARNOULD, CPA, CA
CFO & Corporate Secretary
Mr Arnould is a graduate from Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, receiving his Chartered Accountant’s designation after articling with Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PriceWaterhouseCoopers) in 1982. Since then, he has worked with various private companies in the food processing and distribution and group-benefits areas where he assisted with the sale of these companies to public entities. More recently, he has worked as a CFO of a private strategic-marketing firm and as a principal with Adler Business Solutions Inc. In addition, he consults with other companies on finance and accounting matters.
DAVID HABER, ICD.D
Chairman & Compensation Committee Chair
Mr David Haber serves in Vancouver as the Honorary Consul General, Republic of Austria. He was educated in Austria and graduated from the Vienna Business School. In 1981, Mr Haber founded what later became Heath Benefits Consulting Inc., a major National Pension and Benefits consultancy with offices in six major Canadian centres. In 2006, he sold Heath Benefits Consulting to Morneau Sobeco, the largest Canadian employee benefits consultancy, where he served on its Senior Executive Committee until early 2009. As a past President and Founding Member of the BC Chapter of the Certified Employee Benefits Specialists (CEBS), Mr Haber has played a key role in the development of the benefits industry in British Columbia. He is a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute (CPBI), and BC HRMA.
ROD C. MCKEEN, LLB
Rod McKeen is a retired lawyer, and was a founder and principal of Axium Law Corporation law firm in Vancouver, Canada, from January 2004 to December 2017. Mr. McKeen had more than 35 years experience in all facets of securities and corporate law pertaining to the mining and mineral-exploration industry. Prior to forming Axium Law Corporation, Mr McKeen was a partner in the law firm of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP. Mr McKeen’s practice encompassed emerging to mid-size mineral-resource companies with projects and operations around the world and involves dealing with stock exchanges and mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions on a similarly global basis. Mr McKeen earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Mr McKeen serves as a director of other emerging resource companies.
Medallion Resources Ltd
1160-595 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2T5