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Board of Directors

Corrado De Gasperis

Chairman of the Board, Director, President & Chief Executive Officer


Mr. De Gasperis brings over 27 years of manufacturing, metals and mining operational and financial management, project management, and capital markets experience. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Barzel Industries Inc. (formerly Novamerican Steel Inc.) from April 2006 through September 2009. Barzel operated a network of 15 manufacturing, processing and distribution facilities in the United States and Canada that offered a wide range of metal solutions to a variety of industries, including construction, infrastructure development and mining. From 2001 to 2005, he served as Chief Financial Officer of GrafTech International Ltd., a global manufacturer of industrial graphite and carbon-based materials, in addition to his duties as Vice President and Chief Information Officer, which he assumed in 2000. He served as Controller of GrafTech from 1998 to 2000. From 1987 to 1998, Mr. De Gasperis was a certified public accountant with KPMG LLP. As a Senior Assurance Manager in the Manufacturing, Retail and Distribution Practice, he served major clients like GE and Union Carbide Corporation. KPMG announced his admittance, as a Partner, effective July 1, 1998.

He holds a BBA from the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut State University, with honors.

Mr. De Gasperis was appointed as a Director to Comstock Mining Inc.'s Board in June 2011, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture, a qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization and a current Director of NevadaWorks. He also served as a Director of GBS Gold International Inc., where he was Chairman of the Audit, and Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominations and Advisory Committees. Mr. De Gasperis is a Member of the NYSE Markets Advisory Committee, the Northern Nevada Development Authority and the Northern Nevada Network.


Robert Reseigh



Robert A. Reseigh has been a director of the Company since September 2008, and has over 40 years of experience in the mining and underground construction industries. Mr. Reseigh is retired but was most recently the Executive Vice President, Tunnel Group for The Barnard Companies, overseeing the expansion of Barnard’s tunnel, shaft construction and rehabilitation businesses.  Following graduation from the Colorado School of Mines in 1968 with a Masters degree in Mining Engineering, and service in the U.S. Army, Mr. Reseigh joined Peter Kiewit Sons and progressively held the positions of Project Engineer, Superintendent, Project Manager, and Estimator before being promoted to District Manager, Vice President, and Area Manager.  He retired from Kiewit after 18 years of service, and joined Atkinson Construction in the capacity of Executive Vice President where he ran the Underground Group for 15 years prior to joining Barnard Construction.

Mr. Reseigh’s career specialized in underground construction, both domestically and overseas. He is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable individuals in the country in deep shaft and drill and blast tunnel work, having been responsible for in excess of 6 miles of shaft sinking and 55 miles of tunnel/horizontal mine development in his career. In addition, his work has involved both mine development and heavy civil projects, including subways, outfalls, railroads, dams, pump storage, water and sewer, marine construction, and municipal work.

Mr. Reseigh is a frequent speaker at mining and construction industry conferences and has published several industry-specific papers. Mr. Reseigh has also been appointed as a member of the Moles Association and the Beavers Association, East Coast- and West Coast- based associations of prominent individuals in the heavy construction industry.


Daniel W. Kappes



Daniel W. Kappes has served as a director of the Company since April 2012. Mr. Kappes has over 40 years experience in mining engineering, specializing in all aspects of heap leach and cyanide processing, including laboratory testing, project feasibility studies, engineering design, construction, and operations management.  Mr. Kappes is a founder and the current President of Kappes, Cassiday & Associates (KCA).  KCA has provided extractive metallurgical services to the international mining industry since 1972 and pioneered many of the techniques now employed in heap leaching, and for the past several years has expanded into the design of agitated leach plants and other metallurgical processes.

Mr. Kappes is a recognized authority on gold and silver metals heap leaching.  In addition to providing engineering and design work on numerous projects, he has directed laboratory and field tests on several projects that have subsequently become major precious metal mines.

Mr. Kappes graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with an Engineer of Mines Degree and the University of Nevada’s Mackay School of Mines with a Masters Degree in Mining Engineering.  Mr. Kappes is, and has served as, a “Qualified Person” under National Instrument 43-101 and has also presented several technical papers on precious metals heap leaching in his career.  He is a registered Professional Mining and Metallurgical Engineer in Nevada, and was named Alumnus of the Year at Mackay in 1995.


Bill Nance


  William J. Nance has been a director of the Company since October 2005. Mr. Nance also serves as the Chairman of the Audit and Compensation Committees. He is the President and CEO of Century Plaza Printers, Inc., a company he founded in 1979.  He has also served as a consultant in the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate. Mr. Nance is a Certified Public Accountant and, from 1970 to 1976, was employed by Kenneth Leventhal & Company where he specialized in the area of REITS, restructuring of real estate companies, mergers and acquisitions, and most phases of real estate development and financing.  Mr. Nance has been a Director of The Intergroup Corporation since 1984, and of Santa Fe Financial Corporation and Portsmouth Square Inc. since May 1996.  He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from California State University in Los Angeles.