The management team of Aurex Energy Corp., and its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary Gas Tap Corp., represents a broad range of business acumen and industry experience.
The officers and directors collectively have over 130 years of experience in corporate management, corporate and securities law, finance, business administration, and geological, mining and petroleum engineering. Their diverse business and education backgrounds all play key roles in the success of Aurex Energy Corp.
A professional engineer and geoscientist with more than 40 years’ experience in the mineral industry—most of those years in Saskatchewan—Mr. Billingsley has been an officer and director of several public mining and mineral exploration companies during the past 35 years. In addition to experience with uranium and base-metal exploration, Gary has been directly involved with putting Saskatchewan’s largest gold mine into production, and has played a major role in the discovery of diamond-bearing kimberlite in Saskatchewan. He was also involved in drilling some of the first horizontal oil wells in southern Saskatchewan. For much of the last 20 years, Mr. Billingsley has been involved in developing strategic metal deposits. He identified, very early on, the importance of achieving self-reliance across the entire supply chain for critical and strategic minerals, in particular rare earth elements. His focus on identifying and developing North American sources of metals critical to evolving energy technologies is important in choosing projects to add to Aurex’s diversified mineral project portfolio.*Non-practicing professional accountant
Ms. Frisky brings extensive accounting experience to Aurex Energy Corp.. Karen received her Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan in 1994 and holds a Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation. Ms. Frisky has served in senior management roles, including Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, for several public companies on both the TSXV and the CSE.
Prior to entering the mining industry Ms. Frisky worked in public practice before moving to private industry where she worked in senior accounting positions in the non-profit, health, manufacturing and construction sectors.
Throughout his career Mr. Billingsley has held numerous executive positions (CEO, COO, CFO, SVP Corporate Planning, VP Marketing & VP Product Development) in large financial services and manufacturing organizations. His experience spans private and public companies as well as successfully starting and growing his own businesses. Coming from a mining family, he is very familiar with the mining industry, and has served on the boards of several publicly traded junior mining companies.
Mr. Billingsley has won several AMA awards, including Marketer of the Year. His experience ranges from strategic planning and systems development, to asset securitization, financial derivatives and raising capital. He holds a BA in political science/economics from the University of British Columbia and an MBA in finance/marketing from the University of Saskatchewan.
Mr. Billingsley is currently a Partner with Hong Kong based, Battalion Partners LLC. Battalion is a business advisory and consulting firm that specializes in working with companies to prepare and structure them to successfully attract investment capital.
Mr. Engdahl has been an officer and director of several public mining companies over the last 30 years. Over the last number of years, Jim has been heavily involved in developing mine-to-market strategies for strategic and critical metals. With a background in corporate finance, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, he has successfully financed many projects in Canada and brings that expertise to the Aurex team.
Ronald Anderson is an entrepreneur and senior business executive with deep operating and advisory experience in the upstream energy and oilfield services sectors. Mr. Anderson holds a degree in Mathematics from North Texas State University.
William Jackson is an engineer and business executive with 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas exploration and production business, with particular emphasis on operations, drilling and completions and reservoir engineering. In addition to the United States, he has worked extensively on international projects, and has provided engineering consulting to banks and independent oil and gas companies (Midland National Bank, First City Bank, Esperanza Energy, Coda Energy, Wellquip, Oy and others) and held management positions with independent oil and gas companies since 1982. Mr. Jackson has a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a certified professional engineer in the state of Texas.