Dr. David Dreisinger has served as a member of the board of directors since October 2003. He chairs the Technical Steering Committee and serves on the Health, Safety, Environment and Communities, the Nominating and Corporate Governance and Audit committees.
Dr. Dreisinger is professor and chairholder of the Industrial Research Chair in Hydrometallurgy at the University of British Columbia. He has published more than 300 papers and has been extensively involved as a process consultant in industrial research programs with metallurgical companies. He has participated in more than 20 U.S. patents for work in the areas of pressure leaching, ion exchange, removal of impurities from process solutions, use of thiosulfate as an alternative to cyanide in gold leaching, leach-electrolysis treatment of copper recovery from sulfide ores, and the Sepon copper process for copper recovery from sulfidic-clayey ores.
Dr. Dreisinger also serves as a director of Search Minerals Inc. and LeadFX Inc., and as vice president of metallurgy/process for Camrova Resources, Inc. and Search Minerals Inc. He resides in British Columbia, Canada.