Mr. O'Neil joined our Board in January 2008. Mr. O'Neil has served as a director of Luna Gold Corp. since 2008. Mr. O'Neil was a director of Fording Inc., a publicly-traded coal mining company, from 2003 until October 2008, and has served in senior executive positions at major mining companies including Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., where he was President and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2003, Executive Vice President, Operations from 1994 to 1999 and Senior Vice President, Technical from 1991 to 1994. From 1985 to 1991, he served in senior positions with Cyprus Minerals Company, including: Copperstone Project Manager, Cyprus Gold; Vice President, Cyprus Gold Australia; Vice President and General Manager, Cyprus Sierrita; and Vice President, Engineering and Development, Cyprus Copper. From 1981 to 1985, he was Manager, New Business Development, Amoco Metals Company. Mr. O'Neil obtained a Ph.D. in Mining Engineering with a minor in Finance from the University of Arizona in 1972 and subsequently was a Professor and Head of the University's Department of Mining and Geological Engineering. While on the faculty of the University of Arizona, he consulted for a wide variety of clients, including the mining industry, U.S. Government and Native American tribes on taxation, royalties and mine evaluation.