The company is managed by:
David Amar, Founder, President and CEO
Norbert Stocker, MBA, Director
Gary Handley, Corporate Secretary
David Amar – Founder, President and CEO
David Amar is the Company's founder, president and CEO. Mr. Amar has over 25 years of extensive experience as a principal in several exploration companies in British Columbia, Canada and South America.
Having been a member of the U.S. Jewellery Board of Trade (JBT) since the 1980’s, Mr. Amar is a veteran of the international mineral and gem business. Mr. Amar is the current President of Crown Diamonds, Gems and Minerals Ltd., and Worldwide Graphite Producers Ltd.
Norbert Stocker, MBA, Director
Mr. Stocker is an international financial and business executive. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Financial Pacific, one of the largest independent bond underwriters in Latin America. Mr. Stocker's experience also includes several high ranking positions in wealth management, investment advisory firms and investment banking companies. He has specialized in traditional investments and also has expertise with derivatives, securities and forex markets, both as a trader and money manager.
Mr. Stocker has worked as a senior executive with a wide range of companies including Swiss Bank Corp., where he served as Assistant Vice President, Head of Precious Metals in Canada and later held the same position for Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean region. He has also worked at Ferrier Lullin & Cie SA (now Bank Julius Baer) in Geneva as VP of Special Projects and at Amirali Management Ltd. located in Dubai and the Bahamas, where he was co-founder and Wealth Management Advisor.
Mr. Stocker's skills and experience will allow Fortune Graphite greater access to strategic partners and investors as well as provide world-class counsel regarding future financial transactions.
Gary Handley – Corporate Secretary
Mr. Handley has thirty years of extensive management experience in both the financial services and mining sectors.
Mr. Handley was a founder and Director at First Canada Securities International (1983-1995) and Meridian Securities International (1988-1995), both of which were sold in 1995 to Canada Trust Company.
Since 1998, Mr. Handley has provided management, funding, and advisory services to junior resource clients.
From 2004-2006, Mr. Handley was COO of Geotech Airborne Geophysics; a world leading helicopter and airplane geophysical survey and data company. Since then, he has a part of the management and development of exploration mining projects. Mr. Handley is currently active in International commodity trading as an intermediary advisor.
Mike Linn - Geologist
Mr. Linn is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a B.Sc. in Geology in 1970. Mr. Linn's early experience was in surface exploration projects in B.C., the Yukon, and underground at Granduc. Mr. Linn has spent many years in the Kootenay area; working for various companies, and on his own claims.
In 1988 and 1989 he worked for Roper Resources on the Abbott, Wagner and Red Elephant properties, as well as the surrounding areas. During this time a drilling program outlined some of the ore shoots at the Red Elephant.
In 1997, he worked at San Jose de Gracia in Sinaloa State, Mexico. This started with a drilling program, and ended with underground mining from 2002 to 2006. During this time Mr. Linn was in charge of the mining activities, surface workers, and trucking to the mill; managing 22 workers. At this gold mine, there were rich ore shoots along a quartz breccia fault zone; a similar system of gold mineralization associated with some copper is found at the Red Elephant mine.
In 2008, Mr Linn started a Mexican company; Minera Canvista, which now has a property optioned out, with underground drifting to begin in the winter.