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.