Board of Directors

Texas Mineral Resources Corp. is led by a team of experts with extensive backgrounds in geology, mining, metallurgy, finance, military, and chemical and industrial processing.

 

 

Anthony Marchese

Anthony Marchese,
Chairman

Mr. Marchese is currently the Chairman of Texas Mineral Resources and has served as a director since December 2009. He is currently the CEO of EV Blockchain Corp and President of Marchese Management Co.  From May 2012 until August 2017, Mr. Marchese was the managing director of capital markets at Tri Point Global Equities. Mr. Marchese had served as a Senior Vice-President with Axiom Capital Management, Inc., a New York City based FINRA member broker/dealer. Mr. Marchese also serves as the general partner and chief investment officer of the Insiders Trend Fund, LP, an investment partnership whose mandate is to invest in those public companies whose officers and/or directors have been active acquirers of their own stock. Mr. Marchese's prior experience includes Monarch Capital Group, LLC (President and Chief Operating Officer – 2003 to 2011), Laidlaw Equities (senior vice president - April 1997 to March 2002), Southcoast Capital (senior vice president – May 1988 to April 1997), Oppenheimer & Co (limited partner – September 1982 to May 1988), Prudential-Bache (vice president – July 1981 to August 1982) and the General Motors Corporation (analyst – June 1980 to June 1981). Mr. Marchese served in the military with the Army Security Agency and the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command where he carried a Top Secret security clearance. He has been a long-time arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Marchese received an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Peter Denetclaw

Peter Denetclaw,
Director

Peter Denetclaw is the Vice Chair of the Navajo Transitional Energy Company Management Committee and has served on its board since 2016. He has over 25-years of experience in both coal and hard rock mining operations primarily focusing on environmental permitting and regulatory compliance. In his current role with Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FMI), he serves as a Manager providing Environmental and Sustainability support. Previous management experience includes Director of Environmental Affairs overseeing various FMI operations and support facilities in the western U.S. Mr. Denetclaw also oversees the FMI Native American Affairs function working primarily with the San Carlos Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe, the Hualapai Tribe, and the Tohono O’odham Nation. Other engagements include the Navajo Nation for remedial project support, University support/outreach, and coordination with Agencies and Entities that support Indian Country. He received his Bachelor of science degree in Forestry from Northern Arizona University and is pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration from Western International University. He was a former Board member serving with Graham County Chamber of Commerce, former Board member with the Phoenix Indian Center, and current Community Advisory member with the Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) and the Navajo Workforce Development Program training Navajo members to assist with the uranium remediation program. Mr. Denetclaw is a member of the Navajo Nation, he is Kinlich’i’nii born for Ta’neeszahii. His maternal grandfathers are Ashiihi and paternal grandfathers Todichi’ii’nii. He is a U.S. Navy veteran, having served from 1977 to 1982.

Daniel E. Gorski

Daniel E. Gorski,
Director

Daniel Gorski was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2012 and has served as a director of the Company since January 2007 and previously as the Company’s chief operating officer. Prior, Mr. Gorski served as the Company’s president and chief executive officer from January 2007 to May 2011. From July 2004 to January 2006, Mr. Gorski was the co-founder and vice president of operations for High Plains Uranium, Inc., a uranium exploration and development company that went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in December 2005. Between June 1996 to May 2004, he served as an officer and director of Metalline Mining Co., a publicly traded mining and development company with holdings in the Sierra Mojada Mining District, Coahuila, Mexico. From January 1992 to June 1996, Mr. Gorski was the exploration geologist under contract to USMX Inc. and worked exclusively in Latin America. He earned a B.S. (1960) from Sul Ross State College in Alpine, Texas, and an M.A. (1970) from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Mr. Gorski served three years active duty in the U.S. Army Security Agency holding a Top Secret/Cryptographic security clearance and was assigned to the 318th ASA bn, Germany.

Clark Moseley

Clark Moseley,
Director

Clark Moseley started with Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC) in December 2014 as the company’s first CEO and continues in that role today.  He has more than 40 years of coal mining experience. Before coming to NTEC, Mr. Moseley was the CEO of Morrow Pacific Project, a proposed coal export facility in Oregon.  Mr. Moseley also served as President of Emeco Equipment USA LLC, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Engineering with The North American Coal Corp., Senior Engineer/ Production Supervisor with the Santa Fe Coal Co., Senior Project Engineer with The Phillips Coal Co., and Resident Engineer with The Pittsburg and Midway Coal Mining Co. Mr. Moseley earned a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, S.D. Mr. Moseley also completed courses in general engineering at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University’s Business School in Boston, MA.

Mr. Marchese is currently the Chairman of Texas Mineral Resources and has served as a director since December 2009. He is currently the CEO of EV Blockchain Corp and President of Marchese Management Co.  From May 2012 until August 2017, Mr. Marchese was the managing director of capital markets at Tri Point Global Equities. Mr. Marchese had served as a Senior Vice-President with Axiom Capital Management, Inc., a New York City based FINRA member broker/dealer. Mr. Marchese also serves as the general partner and chief investment officer of the Insiders Trend Fund, LP, an investment partnership whose mandate is to invest in those public companies whose officers and/or directors have been active acquirers of their own stock. Mr. Marchese's prior experience includes Monarch Capital Group, LLC (President and Chief Operating Officer – 2003 to 2011), Laidlaw Equities (senior vice president - April 1997 to March 2002), Southcoast Capital (senior vice president – May 1988 to April 1997), Oppenheimer & Co (limited partner – September 1982 to May 1988), Prudential-Bache (vice president – July 1981 to August 1982) and the General Motors Corporation (analyst – June 1980 to June 1981). Mr. Marchese served in the military with the Army Security Agency and the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command where he carried a Top Secret security clearance. He has been a long-time arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Marchese received an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Nicholas Pingitore, Ph.D., Director

Nicholas Pingitore,
Ph.D., Director

Dr. Nicholas Pingitore was appointed as a director to the Company as of July 2012, and he will serve on the Company’s audit and corporate governance and nominating committees. Since 1977, he has held a full-time faculty appointment at UTEP. In addition to being a Texas Licensed Geoscientist, Dr. Pingitore is a member of several professional associations including the American Chemical Society, Geochemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, Materials Research Society, and Mineralogical Society of America. He has served for 25 years as director of UTEP’s electron microprobe laboratory. Since 2000, he has been project director of approximately $7,000,000 in research funding and a co-investigator on another $10,000,000 in grants. He has established a record for successfully managing and completing large institutional projects. Dr. Pingitore holds an A.B. degree from Columbia College (1965) and an Sc.M. (1968) and a Ph.D. in geology (1973) from Brown University.

Cecil Wall

Cecil C. Wall,
Director

Mr. Cecil Wall was appointed as a director to the Company, and he will serve on the Company’s audit and compensation committees. In 1969, he acquired control of a publicly traded company, Altex Oil Co. (formerly known as Mountain Valley Uranium). Under Mr. Wall’s leadership, Altex established a 20,000-acre position in what became the Greater Altamont Field at Altamont, Utah. Mr. Wall sold his interest in Altex in 1985. Mr. Wall was part of the founding group for the 2007 reorganization of Standard Silver Corp., which became Texas Mineral Resources. He sat on the Company’s board of directors and served as the secretary and treasurer from January 2004 to April 2012. He is currently the manager for C-Wall Investment Company, LLC, in Utah. In addition, he is the president of several family-owned private companies. Mr. Wall attended Carbon County College and Utah State University.

James Wolfe

James R. Wolfe,
Ph.D., Director

Mr. James Wolfe was appointed as a director to the Company, and he will serve on the Company’s compensation and corporate governance and nominating committees.  As co-founder of Pacific Materials Resources, Inc. (PMR), Mr. Wolfe was among the pioneers of the China-U.S. rare earth industry and trade. As vice president of PMR from 1995 to 2010, Mr. Wolfe interfaced between the major rare earth producers in China and a broad spectrum of rare earth U.S. consumers.  Prior to founding PMR, he was President of MPV Lanthanides, Inc., a rare earth joint venture between China Metallurgical Import/Export of Inner Mongolia and U.S. interests. From 1979 to 1995, Mr. Wolfe’s professional interests centered on resource recovery from industrial and mining wastes. He served as a consultant to the steel industry, co-founded Exmet Corporation (zinc from smelter dust), and served as executive vice president of Williams Strategic Metals, Inc., and its predecessor, Nedlog Technology Group, Inc.  Mr. Wolfe developed and implemented projects for the recovery of cobalt from slags, indium from smelter dusts, and rare earths from mine tailings. In 1970, while he was employed by the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Mr. Wolfe invented and patented a plasma method for producing ultra-fine refractory metal carbides. He co-founded Cal-Met Industries, Inc., in 1973 to commercialize the plasma technology. Mr. Wolfe received a B.S. and an M.S. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. (1968) from the University of Missouri-Rolla.