Darren M. Pylot
President & CEO and Director
Darren Pylot is the founder of Capstone Mining Corp and in 2006 created Silverstone Resources Corp. He formerly served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Silverstone prior to its sale to Silver Wheaton in 2009. He was responsible for bringing Capstone's Cozamin base metal mine into production, and under his leadership the company has grown into a mid-cap producer, developer and exploration company by merging with Sherwood Copper (Minto and Kutcho), acquiring Far West Mining (Santo Domingo) and developing the strategic partnership with Korea Resources Corporation.
Gregg B. Bush
Senior Vice President & COO
Gregg Bush is a Metallurgical Engineer with 30 years of experience in feasibility, mine development, operations, international M&A strategies, permitting, alternative infrastructure projects supporting mine development and project engineering. He is fluent in Spanish and has experience in operations based in Chile, USA, Mexico and Canada. Gregg is responsible for the operations of both the Cozamin and Minto mines as well as the development of organic growth opportunities for Capstone.
Jay K. Grewal
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Stakeholder Affairs
Jay Grewal is responsible for leading the company's strategic planning activities, enterprise risk management, procurement and contract management, business effectiveness, stakeholder management (including Canadian government entities and Canadian Indigenous groups), sustainability, and she oversees community development and corporate donations. Jay comes from a strong background focused on strategic planning, operational development and financial strategies.
Brad J. Mercer
Senior Vice President, Exploration
Brad Mercer leads Capstone's exploration team, credited with discovering eight copper-gold deposits in five years at our Minto Mine, Yukon, Canada. The exploration team, under Brad's leadership, is currently continuing their success at the Cozamin Mine, in Mexico with the recent discovery of the Mala Noche Footwall Zone. Brad is also helping to advance Capstone's Kutcho project located in Northwest BC towards a production decision and overseeing exploration on the former Far West properties.
Robert S. Blusson
Vice President, Finance
Rob leads Capstone Mining's financial reporting team, responsible for regulatory reporting, internal controls and budgeting. He joined Capstone Mining as the Corporate Controller in December 2008, having previously worked with Lundin Mining and Eurozinc Mining. Prior to that he worked in the Industrial Markets group at KPMG, where he specialized in mining. Rob is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.
Cindy L. Burnett
Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications
Cindy Burnett is responsible for Capstone Mining's investor, media and corporate communications. She has over 15 years of investor relations and communications experience and has worked in the mining, energy and chemical industries. Cindy was most recently Vice President of Investor Relations at Western Lithium and prior to that was Vice President of Investor Relations at Skye Resources Inc. (which merged with HudBay Minerals Inc.). She previously was Vice President of Investor Relations at Ivanhoe Energy Inc. and prior to that spent over 25 years with NOVA Chemicals and the Alberta Gas Trunk Line Company in both Canada and the U.S. in a number of corporate roles, including investor relations, legal, securities and finance, media relations and public affairs.
Peter T. Hemstead
Vice President, Marketing & Treasurer
Peter Hemstead joined Sherwood Copper in November 2006, as Treasurer, after 10 years of employment with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, in Toronto and Vancouver. At Sherwood, Peter was responsible for the company's treasury activities through the construction of the Minto Mine, subsequent mining operations, acquisition of Western Keltic Mines, and the merger with Capstone. Peter became VP, Marketing and Treasurer of Capstone where he is responsible for all banking and credit facility matters, funding and cash flow requirements, management of the Minto and Cozamin off-take sales and Silver Wheaton precious metals streams, refurbishment and operation of the Port of Skagway, all tax planning and compliance, the insurance program, and the hedging program.
Jason P. Howe
Vice President, Business Development
Jason Howe, a Chartered Accountant since 1999, has worked for the last seven years in the mining industry, and was previously Chief Financial Officer of Capstone Mining. Jason has spent the last 15 years in accounting and finance and before Capstone spent eight years in public practice, including four years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Jason was a co-founder of Silverstone Resources Corp. and formerly served as Silverstone's Chief Financial Officer before the company was acquired by Silver Wheaton in 2009.
Guy R. Le Bel
Vice President, Evaluations
Guy's experience in the mining industry spans a 29 year period over which Guy has held progressively more responsible roles in a business advisory capacity. Most recently Mr. Le Bel was VP, Business Development at Quadra Mining Ltd, and prior to that held business advisory, strategy and planning, business valuation and financial planning management roles at BHP Billiton Base Metals, Rio Algom and Cambior Inc.
Gillian A. McCombie
Vice President, Human Resources
Gillian McCombie is a senior Human Resources professional with 17 years of experience in both the mining and telecommunications industries. She began her career at Placer Dome Inc. and subsequently at Hunter Dickinson Inc. She later spent five years with TELUS before joining Capstone Mining Corp. in December 2011.