Executive Vice President
Dean Pekeski is a Professional Geologist registered in the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Mr. Pekeski graduated from the University of Western Ontario and has over 17 years experience in mineral exploration. From April 1996 until March 2008, Mr. Pekeski was employed as an exploration geologist and project manager for Rio Tinto Exploration. With Rio Tinto, he explored for base metal and diamond deposits across Canada, Southern Africa, and India. Mr. Pekeski was the leader of the Rio Tinto exploration team that discovered, and evaluated, the diamondiferous Bunder kimberlites in India.
Mr. Pekeski has been involved with the Milestone Project from exploration through to Feasibility, and is responsible for all technical aspects of the project. He is considered a Qualified Person in the field of potash geology as defined by NI 43-101 Standards, and is an active member of the Solution Mining Research Institute.