Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. is a growing, diversified North American mining company. Thompson Creek has two large operating molybdenum mines, a large copper-gold mine under construction, a stand-alone metals roasting facility, and a number of additional metals properties in various stages of development. All operations are located in the United States or Canada.
Kevin Loughrey, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Mr. Loughrey is currently the Chairman of our Board of Directors and has been our Chief Executive Officer since December 1, 2006. In this capacity, Mr. Loughrey has overseen the activities of our Company since our acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals Company (now Thompson Creek Metals Company USA) in 2006. Under his leadership, we were listed on the New York Stock Exchange in November of 2007 and achieved record revenues of $1 billion in 2008. From 2005 until 2006, Mr. Loughrey served as the President of Thompson Creek Metals Company and as such was responsible for all of the Thompson Creek operations. From 1998 until 2005, he served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of such company. Mr. Loughrey also served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for First Dynasty Mines Ltd. and Cyprus Minerals Company. Mr. Loughrey was responsible for complex legal matters including several major acquisitions, listing Cyprus on the New York Stock Exchange, and the 1993 merger of Cyprus with AMAX Inc. Mr. Loughrey has over 30 years of experience in the mining business. Mr. Loughrey holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado State University and a law degree from the University of Houston. We believe Mr. Loughrey's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his CEO experience leading a large, international organization and his extensive knowledge of the mining industry.
S. Scott Shellhaas, President & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Shellhaas joined the Corporation as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer on August 10, 2009, and was appointed President of the Corporation on May 23, 2011. He has over 25 years of international executive management and operating experience within the mining industry. Mr. Shellhaas' mining career started with Cyprus Amax Minerals Company where he was a managing attorney from 1982 to 1989. He subsequently served in operating positions, including: President of Cyprus Australia Gold Company (1989-1991), a gold and copper producer in Australia; President of Cyprus Northshore Mining Company (1991-1994), an iron ore producer in Minnesota; President of Cyprus Foote Mineral Company (1993-1996), an international lithium producer operating in Chile and the United States; and President and Chief Operating Officer of Amax Gold Inc. (1996-1998), a publicly traded global gold producer. From 1998 to 2000, he was President of Cyprus Australia Coal Company, a coal producer in Australia, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Oakbridge Proprietary Ltd., an associated coal producing and marketing joint venture and consortium. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Shellhaas was the CEO designate for venture capital development projects involving coal, iron and steel producers within the United States. He then was Vice President of Richmond, Virginia-based Imagin Natural Resources, a start-up natural resource company focusing on the acquisition and operation of coal assets. After leaving Imagin in 2008, he provided executive management consulting services to natural resource and energy companies. Mr. Shellhaas has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor with Honors from the University of Wyoming School of Law.
Pamela L. Saxton, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Saxton joined the Corporation on August 4, 2008 and became Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance on October 16, 2008. Ms. Saxton was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on August 5, 2011. Ms. Saxton has over 30 years of domestic and international finance and accounting experience within and outside the mining industry. She was previously Vice President, Finance -- U.S. Operations for Franco-Nevada U.S. Corporation, located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Prior to joining Franco-Nevada in 2007, Ms. Saxton was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Colorado-based NewWest Gold Corporation. From 2004 to 2006, she was with First Data Corporation as Vice President and Controller -- Payments Division in Englewood, Colorado. Ms. Saxton also served as Vice President Finance, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of J.D. Edwards & Company in Denver from 1994 to 2003. Prior to that, she was Vice President and Controller of Amax Gold, Inc. and Assistant Controller of Cyprus Amax Minerals Company from 1987 to 1994. Ms. Saxton holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She is a member and past Chair of the Board for the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry.
Mark Wilson, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Wilson joined Thompson Creek Metals Company in 2005 and became Vice President, Sales and Marketing in 2006. Mr. Wilson was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer on August 5, 2011. Having worked for more than 25 years in the mining industry, Mr. Wilson has extensive experience in marketing, business development and finance. Prior to joining Thompson Creek, he consulted for Climax Molybdenum Company on new product development (2001-2002) and served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Goldbelt Resources Ltd., a Canadian public company focused on mineral exploration in Kazakhstan (1996-1999). From 1981 to 1996, he was employed by Cyprus Amax Minerals Company in increasingly responsible roles including Vice President of Business Development and Manager of Molybdenum Marketing. Mr. Wilson holds a B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University and a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Wendy Cassity, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Ms. Cassity was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Corporation in September 2010. She has 10 years of outside counsel experience representing public and private clients both domestic and international. Prior to joining Thompson Creek, she served as a consultant in private practice in 2010, as a Partner and Corporate Associate at McDermott, Will & Emery LLP from 2004 to 2009 and as a Corporate Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP from 2000 to 2004. At McDermott, Ms. Cassity represented Thompson Creek in connection with the Thompson Creek Acquisition and the listing of the Corporation on the New York Stock Exchange. Her areas of expertise include contract structuring and negotiation, securities law, finance and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Cassity earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and her law degree from the Columbia University School of Law.