BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David J. Salisbury, Chairman of the Board of Directors/Director
David J. Salisbury, Chairman of the Board of Directors/Director – Mr. Salisbury has had an extensive career in the mining industry spanning four decades. Seventeen of those years were working for Rio Tinto. While with Rio Tinto, he served as CEO and President of Resolution Copper Mining as well as President and CEO of Kennecott Minerals Company. Mr. Salisbury was the leader for the Rio Tinto global improvement program, Improving Performance Together.
Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Mr. Salisbury served as the President of Cordero Mining Company / Sun Coal Company and was responsible for the operation of the Cordero Mine. He also Served as President and COO of the Al Hamilton Operation Company / Bradford Coal Company.
Frank Hogel, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors/Director
Frank Hogel, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors/Director – Mr. Hogel currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Peter Beck Performance Fonds, and sits on the advisory board of Concept Capital Management, an asset management Company focused on evaluating and investing in Canadian resource companies through equity investments and convertible bonds in the gold, silver, rare earth and potash spectrum. Mr. Hogel has a Master of Business Administration (FH) degree from the University of Nürtingen, Germany, with a focus on financial management, banking and international business & management
Joshua Bleak, Director
Joshua Bleak, Director - Mr. Bleak is a fourth generation miner from an Arizona mining family that has developed gold, silver, copper and uranium properties throughout the southwestern United States. He was previously President of American Energy Fields, Inc., a U.S. publicly traded uranium company. Currently he serves as a director for a number of Canadian junior mining exploration companies and is President of North American Environmental Corp., a consulting company specializing in mining project management, permitting, lobbying and land tenure.
John Eckersley, Vice President/Director
John Eckersley, Vice President/Director– Mr. Eckersley has been with Passport Potash for two years. He is an attorney focusing on the areas of corporate and securities law. He served as corporate counsel for HNFC, a boutique consulting firm specializing in corporate strategies, corporate mergers, acquisitions, capital and credit placement accommodations, and in various regulatory compliance filings and registrations. He received his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah.
Ali Rahimtula, Director
Ali Rahimtula, Director – Mr. Rahimtula is the president and founder of Transnational Enterprises, Ltd., DBA Transfert America. Transnational is a member of the Rahimtula Group, an organization that was a pioneer in the fertilizer business in India and which has been an Indian domestic industry leader since the 1960s.