As the former President of Starcore, with overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations at the San Martin Mine in Quéretaro, Mexico, Mr. Kleine brings exceptional expertise, local knowledge and an intimate understanding of the San Martin Mine to Starcore’s technical advisory board. Formerly President of Asamera Minerals Inc., his strong background and over 40 years of extensive experience in developing and bringing 13 mines to production in Canada, the USA, Mexico, and Latin America are the cornerstones of Kleine’s career. Ralf Kleine received his early education in Germany and came to Canada in 1956 where he started his mining career in the Red Lake Camp of Ontario. After completing Engineering and Management courses, he was granted registration as a Professional Mining Engineer in Ontario and Alberta. He has since published several technical mining papers in the CIMM Bulletin, the Canadian Mining Journal and the Engineering and Mining Journal. Mr. Kleine is a life-time member of the CIM and resides in Mexico.
Art Freeze, P.Geo.
Mr. Freeze has 45 years’ experience in mineral exploration and project management and was employed as Principal Consulting Geologist to Goldcorp Inc., Silver Wheaton Corp., and New Gold Inc., variously between 2002 and 2008. In addition, he has held positions with several major companies including: Cominco Ltd., Pasminco Ltd., Echo Bay Mines Ltd. and Pan American Silver Corp. He was a Director of Norsemont Mining Inc., which was acquired by HudBay Minerals Inc., in 2011. Recently he acted as a Consulting Geologist and Advisory Board member to Orko Silver Corp., before its recent acquisition by Coeur Mining Inc. Currently Mr. Freeze is President of Stillwater Enterprises Ltd. and sits as a Director of Eagle Mountain Gold Corp., Telson Resources Inc., Canasil Resources Inc., Orex Minerals Inc., and as an Advisor to Starcore International Mines Ltd.,, Grande Portage Resources Ltd and Orovero Resources Corp. Mr. Freeze has extensive experience in North, Central and South America, in Spain, in the former Soviet Republics and in North Korea. Most recently Mr. Freeze has devoted the majority of his professional services to Orex Minerals Inc., and he continues to consult on a part time basis to Goldcorp Inc. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.