Dr. Gareth P. Hatch, CEng, FIMMM, FIET
Chief Executive Officer
Gareth Hatch is co-founder, President and Director of Innovations Metals Corp. (IMC), a private, Toronto-based company specializing in cost-effective processing solutions for metals vital to high-tech and green energy, such rare-earth elements (REEs) and lithium, nickel and cobalt. Dr. Hatch is the co-inventor of IMC’s patent-pending RapidSX™ separation and purification process for these metals.
Dr. Hatch is also a Founding Principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC, a well-known advisory and consulting firm operating in the critical-materials sector. He was previously Director of Technology at U.S.-based Dexter Magnetic Technologies, Inc., and holds five patents on a variety of magnetic devices.
During 2014-2016, Dr. Hatch served as Principal Investigator on a multi-million-dollar research program on innovative processes for REEs, funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, part of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). He has advised the DoD, NATO, the European Commission (EC), the U.K. Parliament and members of the U.S. Congress on threats to the strategic-materials supply chain. Dr. Hatch has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and has been cited by reports published by the DoD, the U.S. General Accountability Office, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Geological Survey, the British Geological Survey, the EC and many others.
Dr. Hatch is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IMMM), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), a Chartered Engineer registered through the U.K. Engineering Council and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE). In 2017, he was Director of a NATO-sponsored lecture series on REEs, presented in several locations in North America and Europe. Dr. Hatch is also a member of the Canadian ISO TC/298 Mirror Committee, working to develop international standards for the REE industry.
A two-time graduate of the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, Dr. Hatch holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with Honours in Materials Science & Technology and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Metallurgy & Materials, focused on rare-earth permanent-magnet materials.
Tyler W. P. Dinwoodie
President and Corporate Secretary
Ty Dinwoodie is responsible for Alabama Graphite Corp’s corporate development, in addition to the day-to-day operational aspects of the Company. A marketing expert and a corporate strategic advisor with two decades of international experience, Mr. Dinwoodie has an extensive background in market and industry analysis in the graphite sector. Most recently, Mr. Dinwoodie has served as a marketing and communications consultant for Alabama Graphite Corp., having previously served as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Focus Graphite Inc., as well as a marketing, communications and strategic consultant for other graphite development companies. As Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Intercontinental Potash Corp, Mr. Dinwoodie’s marketing collaterals were directly responsible for raising millions of dollars in strategic investment.
Additionally, Mr. Dinwoodie has consulted for numerous private and public resource and advanced materials companies, both in Canada and the United States. Since 2012, Mr. Dinwoodie’s work has played a critical role in raising more than $100 million in investment.
In addition to working directly with Mr. Baxter on a daily basis, Mr. Dinwoodie was exclusively responsible for the corporate rebranding of AGC, as well as creating, writing, compiling, and producing the Company’s external collaterals. An active member of the Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC), the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) and the US-based National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), Mr. Dinwoodie studied economics at McMaster University and physics at Laurentian University.
Douglas C. Bolton, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Douglas Bolton has more than three decades of public accounting experience, providing audit, accounting, tax, and consulting services to a wide variety of clientele. Throughout his career in public practice, Mr. Bolton has provided audit services to a number of reporting issuers involved in the mining and resource industry, listed on the Canadian TSX-Venture Exchange.
Mr. Bolton is a former Chief Financial Officer for Romios Gold Resources Inc. and former Director and Treasurer of the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care — a not-for-profit, long-term care facility based in Toronto. A graduate of York University, Mr. Bolton holds both CPA and CA designations from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario respectively.
Jesse R. Edmondson, P.G.
Director of Business Development
Director of Government and Community Relations
A Professional Geologist with a Masters of Science in Geology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Jesse Edmondson has a distinguished academic background that includes numerous peer-reviewed publications and lectures. Mr. Edmondson has been with Alabama Graphite Corp. since the Company’s inception and has supervised all surface exploration, airborne and ground geophysics, trenching, and additional sonic and core drilling. In addition to his role as Project Geologist, Mr. Edmondson also serves as Director of Business Development, dealing directly with many of the Company’s potential end users. As Director of Community Relations, Mr. Edmondson manages the Company’s relationships with local stakeholders, and local government officials and agencies.
Mr. Edmondson was awarded an I-WATER (IGERT) PhD Fellowship from Colorado State University in 2012 and a PhD Research Fellowship to MIT/WHOI Joint Program in 2014, both of which he declined in order to continue his work with Alabama Graphite Corp. An avid outdoorsman and environmentalist, Mr. Edmondson works out of Alabama Graphite Corp’s U.S. field office in Sylacauga, Alabama. Mr. Edmondson is a licensed professional geologist with the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists.
Ann-Marie M. Pamplin
Vice President, Investor Relations
Ann-Marie Pamplin is an investor relations, corporate development, marketing and communications professional with experience in both Canada and the United States for TSX- and TSX-V-listed, as well as OTCQX- and OTCQB-listed resource companies. An active member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI), the U.S.-based National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), Ms. Pamplin holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University, a Bachelor of Education degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and earned her Canadian Securities Course (CSC®) certification from the Canadian Securities Institute in 2013.
Ms. Pamplin is passionate about green energy and addressing North American security of supply with regard to critical strategic materials — namely graphite. As the Company’s primary IR contact, Ms. Pamplin has directly raised more than $1,500,000 in investment for Alabama Graphite Corp.
Randy A. Moore
Mr. Moore is the former President of U.S. Department of Defense lithium-ion battery manufacturer, EaglePicher Technologies, LLC. EaglePicher is the leading producer of high-reliability batteries and energetic devices for the defense, aerospace and commercial industries, and provides the most experience and broadest capability in battery electrochemistry of any battery supplier in the United States. Mr. Moore led EaglePicher for nearly eight years, until the end of 2015, overseeing significant growth and was directly responsible for EaglePicher’s 100,000-square foot Lithium Ion Center of Excellence manufacturing facility in Joplin, Missouri. Mr. Moore is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S.-based ZAF Energy Systems, Inc., a company that develops and commercializes state-of-the-art, next-generation battery technologies, and is a founding member, former Chairman, and current member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Advanced Technology Batteries International (NAATBatt International), a U.S.-based, not-for-profit trade association commercializing advanced electrochemical energy-storage technology for emerging, high-tech applications.
A retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Moore spent a combined 27 years in the active and reserve Air Force where he served in various capacities, including contracting officer in the Office of Scientific Research and as a special agent in a counterintelligence capacity for the Office of Special Investigations. Mr. Moore completed his undergraduate degree in Marketing and Management at Texas Lutheran University and received his MBA from Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Robert B. Cook, P.G.
Dr. Cook is one of America’s most accomplished professional geologists, with more than 40 years of experience in both the state of Alabama and surrounding region. Dr. Cook is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geology at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama and headed the University’s Department of Geology for more than two decades. Dr. Cook’s professional specialties are mineral exploration, environmental geology, and mining.
Dr. Cook holds a Doctorate degree and Master of Science graduate degree in Geology from the University of Georgia, in addition to a degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Cook has consulted for the United States Department of Defense (DoD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), and the United Nations (UN). Dr. Cook has been a member of American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Alabama Academy of Science, Geological Society of America, Alabama Geological Society, Georgia Geological Society, and the Society of Exploration Geochemists, among several other professional organizations.
Honored with the Robert B. Cook Endowed Chair in Geology, established at Auburn University in 2009, Dr. Cook’s publication record includes over 200 papers and articles, as well as two state mineralogies (Alabama and Georgia), a U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, and a variety of Alabama state geological survey bulletins. The uranium mineral bobcookite was named in his honor by a group of American and Russian scientists. An Executive Editor of Rocks and Minerals magazine for more than 25 years, Dr. Cook is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, Inc. (SEG), and a registered Professional Geologist (P.G.) in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.