Board of Directors
Mr. Hilditch has over 15 years experience in the natural resource sector and has held the position of President, CEO and Director of numerous TSX Venture listed companies including Salares Lithium Inc. (TSX.V: LIT) which merged with Talison Lithium Inc (TSX: TLH) to become the world’s largest producing lithium company in a $340 million merger. Mr. Hilditch has been President and CEO of Terraco since inception in 1995 and manages all aspects of the day to day business of Terraco. Mr. Hilditch graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, majoring in Finance.
Mr. DeLong, P.Geo, has worked in the minerals industry for over 25 years with experience as a geologist and environmental manager in all aspects of exploration and development in North America and overseas. Mr. DeLong is President and the Principal Scientist of Enviroscientists, Inc., a property development and environmental consulting firm. He is an expert in mine and mineral exploration permit acquisition and environmental review. Mr. DeLong’s expertise includes environmental site assessment services, the National Environmental Protection Agency, United States mineral access permits and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Release Inventory. He is an appointed Commissioner of Mineral Resources for the State of Nevada, is the current President of the Northwest Mining Association, a member of the Nevada Mining Association, the Geological Society of Nevada, and the Society of Mining Engineers. Mr. DeLong holds two Master of Science Degrees from the University of Idaho, one in Geology in 1986 and the other in Resource Management in 1984, which he obtained while a Fellow at the Institute for Resource Management. He also received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geology from California State University at Chico in 1980. Mr. DeLong is a Professional Geologist in California and Idaho, and a Certified Environmental Manager in Nevada.
Mr. Fischer, P.Geol, has been an independent geological consultant since 1996. Prior to that period, Mr. Fischer was employed for over 20 years by Gulf Canada Resources Limited in a management capacity relating to exploration, development, acquisition and divestment activities. He is currently CEO of Optimal Resources Inc., an oil and gas company, and CEO of Quadrise Canada Corporation, an oilfield services company. During the last 20 years, Mr. Fischer has been a director and audit committee member of various public oil and gas companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. He is Treasurer and CFO of the Calgary Saddledome Foundation, a large municipal society. He has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Professional Geologist.
Mr. Zahir Dhanani has been a director of Terraco Gold Corp. since January 25, 2011. He was a director, Chairman of the Board and Secretary of Western Standard Metals Ltd. (“WSM”), a previous TSX Venture Exchange listed company, prior to the completion of the Plan of Arrangement between WSM and Terraco Gold Corp. WSM is now a wholly owned private subsidiary of Terraco. Mr. Dhanani is President and CEO of Bread Garden Franchising, Inc., a coffee house and café franchising company; and CEO and a director of Arvana Inc., a business development company.