Parent Company Bios

 

corporate team

 
 

Organization

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Board of directors

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Glenn Grant – CEO, Director

Mr. Grant has over 35 years of project management experience in the oil and gas sector as well as the mining and natural resources industries in Canada, the United States and abroad. During this time, he has overseen many large scale development projects for international and Fortune 500 resource companies, and routinely managed budgets exceeding $30 million. He is currently President of Bower Solutions Ltd., an oil field services project management company based in Alberta, Canada.

Throughout his career as a project manager, Mr. Grant has directly managed teams of more than 200 people, while developing and refining his expertise in budgeting, operations management and scheduling, cost estimating and control, dispute resolution and personnel management. Additionally, he has applied his experience and strong interpersonal skills towards First Nations mediation in the Northern Canadian territories and managed sensitive projects in the Czech Republic for Gulf Oil Ltd. and in India for Niko Resources Inc.

Mr. Grant's previous positions and assignments include successful projects with Penn West Energy Trust, Husky Energy, AMOCO, Tarragon Oil & Gas Ltd., Royal Trust Energy Corporation, Chevron Canada and Petro Canada Inc. His entrepreneurial activities further include former ownership of an agricultural machinery dealership, large farming operation and an oilfield equipment sales company. Mr. Grant holds a degree in Construction Engineering.

 

 
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Daniel Finch – COO, Director

Dan Finch has started, managed and grown companies for over 30 years. He was the founding president of Westell, Inc. and left the company after seven years when annual sales hit $20 million. Later, as president of C-COR Electronics, Mr. Finch grew the company from $65 million to $135 million and the stock price went from $4.50 to $55.00 during his three years as president. Following this, Mr. Finch was Vice President for DSC in Texas where he managed over 200 employees and oversaw sales of $350 million. While in Dallas, he owned and managed a Management Recruiters operation with revenue exceeding $1,000,000 per year.

Mr. Finch serves on the boards of several energy related companies. He received his MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

 

 

Don Swartz – Director

Don Swartz was President and founder (1973) of Effectiveness Resource Group, Inc., professional consultants who are devoted to helping individuals, groups and organizations increase effectiveness. Don is a Registered Organization Development Consultant, having met the performance and ethical standards of the Organization Development Institute. During his 42 plus years of organization development consulting, Don served over 500 clients throughout the US and Canada in public and private sectors, profit and not-for-profit. Representative clients include health care institutions, large Corporations like Boeing, Weyerhaeuser, Microsoft, Intel, Mellon Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank; Federal, State, Province and Local Government agencies; Associations like American Medical; many small business firms and start-up entrepreneurs. 

Don is former Corporate Manager of Training and Organization Development for the Weyerhaeuser Company. Prior to the 15 years with Weyerhaeuser his business career included successful assignments in engineering design, industrial sales, marketing, retail sales, pricing administration, personnel services and technical skills, sales and management training with Borg Warner's York Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Division.

Don graduated with honors as a mechanical engineer from Lehigh University. He joined Borg Warner Corporation in 1953 and the Weyerhaeuser Company in 1968. He became a full time organization development consultant in his own practice in 1975.

 

 

Executive Leadership Team

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Glenn Grant – CEO, Director

Mr. Grant has over 35 years of project management experience in the oil and gas sector as well as the mining and natural resources industries in Canada, the United States and abroad. During this time, he has overseen many large scale development projects for international and Fortune 500 resource companies, and routinely managed budgets exceeding $30 million. He is currently President of Bower Solutions Ltd., an oil field services project management company based in Alberta, Canada.

Throughout his career as a project manager, Mr. Grant has directly managed teams of more than 200 people, while developing and refining his expertise in budgeting, operations management and scheduling, cost estimating and control, dispute resolution and personnel management. Additionally, he has applied his experience and strong interpersonal skills towards First Nations mediation in the Northern Canadian territories and managed sensitive projects in the Czech Republic for Gulf Oil Ltd. and in India for Niko Resources Inc.

Mr. Grant's previous positions and assignments include successful projects with Penn West Energy Trust, Husky Energy, AMOCO, Tarragon Oil & Gas Ltd., Royal Trust Energy Corporation, Chevron Canada and Petro Canada Inc. His entrepreneurial activities further include former ownership of an agricultural machinery dealership, large farming operation and an oilfield equipment sales company. Mr. Grant holds a degree in Construction Engineering.

 

 

Daniel Finch – COO, Director

Dan Finch has started, managed and grown companies for over 30 years. He was the founding president of Westell, Inc. and left the company after seven years when annual sales hit $20 million. Later, as president of C-COR Electronics, Mr. Finch grew the company from $65 million to $135 million and the stock price went from $4.50 to $55.00 during his three years as president. Following this, Mr. Finch was Vice President for DSC in Texas where he managed over 200 employees and oversaw sales of $350 million. While in Dallas, he owned and managed a Management Recruiters operation with revenue exceeding $1,000,000 per year.

Mr. Finch serves on the boards of several energy related companies. He received his MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

 

 

Bill Webb – Chief Financial Officer

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Lori Best - Executive Assistant

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Legal & Accounting

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JM Walker & Associates

- SEC Legal - 

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Mathew J Stout

- SEC Stock Legal -
7841 South Garfield Way
Centennial, CO 80122
Tel: 303-850-7637
jmwlkr85@gmail.com

Ramsay Law

- Canadian Corp Lawyer -
Unit 4, 1 Duncan Ave
Kirkland Lake, On P2N 3N8
Tel: 705-567-7040
Tel: 705-567-1728

BDO Accounting

- Corporate Accounting Firm -
903 8 Ave SW, Suite 620
Calgary, AB T2P 0P7
Tel: 403-266-5608

Signature Stock Transfer

- Transfer Agent -
Office in the Park
14673 Midway Rd, Suite #220
Addison, Texas 75001
Tel: 972 612-4120
info@signaturestocktransfer.com

 

 

Advisors

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Nelson Riis – Founder

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Arnold Allsopp

Arnold Allsopp, representing the Allsopp Mine in the greater Kirkland Lake region has contracted with Atacama Resources International to explore and develop mines on the Allsopp mine site. Other minerals of interest will be explored as well. Allsopp spent 13 years working for Teck-Hughes Gold Mines, acquired experience in all phases of gold processing including becoming a Ball Mill Operator and Solution Operator. Mr. Allsopp worked for 2 years as a parts official for Chrysler Canada and worked for Alcan Aluminum in the Extrusion Department as lead shipper. He also received a prospecting license in 1974 and became a partner with Mining Graduate and staked the Eby-Otto Twp. Property. Very active in the Prospectors Association Chapter in Kirkland Lake, Arnold has the intimate knowledge of the Atacama mining properties that will be helpful to ACRL as the exploration and development process moves ahead toward a full scale mining operation.

 

 

Brian Kistler 

Mr. Kistler has extensive work history in the financial services industry. He began working at the securities firm Edward Jones in 1987 and over five (5) years increased his assets under management to $45 million dollars. Mr. Kistler then joined Linsco/Private Ledger in 1992, an independent broker/dealer firm, where he worked as an independent contractor. In 1994 he was recruited by broker/dealer Hilliard Lyons to develop the northeast area of Indiana. During his time at Hilliard/Lyons, Mr. Kistler had assets under management of nearly $100 million dollars. In 1999 Mr. Kistler was hired by Raymond James and Associates to manage their recently acquired Fort Wayne, Indiana office. Subsequently, he became the manager of nine (9) Raymond James offices in Indiana. Mr. Kistler's responsibilities included managing fifty-three employees with client assets under management in excess of one billion dollars. 

During his time as manager, the revenues and assets under management grew substantially as a direct result of Mr. Kistler's ability to recruit, retain and train high quality financial advisors. Mr. Kistler retired from his position with Raymond James in December 2005 to focus on the development of Freedom Energy Holdings, Inc. Freedom Energy Holdings, Inc. is an ongoing operation. Freedom Energy Holdings, Inc.'s primary business focus is in the promotion of its proprietary technology, KC 9000(R), both domestically and internationally. Kistler is also the President of New Opportunity Business Solutions, Inc (NOBS), a business consulting company.

 

 

Ken Olsen 

Mr. Olsen holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Saskatchewan. He has strong business & financial acumen and 25 years of broad based, multi-industry, international experience including 2-1/2 years in Chile and 1 year in Colombia. Mr. Olsen has developed particular expertise in the areas of Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, and People Leadership. Prior to co-founding ARRI, he was involved in another iron sands mining enterprise for 18 months. Mr. Olsen is bilingual in English and Spanish.