Rick LaBelle, ICD.D, MBA
CEO & Director
Mr. LaBelle has an impressive track record of operational expertise and M&A success in the mining sector, a 40-year career highlighted by nearly 3 decades at the executive leadership level where he delivered over $5 billion (CDN) including mergers and acquisitions to the industry. Most recently he was President & CEO of Dumas Mining (2017-2022), one of the most respected underground mine builders in the world.
President & Director
Mr. Howe is a chartered Engineer with an impeccable 30-year background in the salt industry. He was Mine General Manager at Goderich in Ontario from 1995-2011 where he led the expansion to the largest and most profitable salt mine in North America, taking Compass Minerals’ (NYSE: CMP) operation from 3.5 million tonnes per year to 7.5 million tonnes – an annual record that has yet to be surpassed. He is currently President of the Goderich Port Management Corporation.
Patrick Laracy, LL.B., P.Geo
Chairman & Director
Mr. Laracy is the founder of the company and has leveraged over $100 million of high risk exploration expenditures through equity and joint venture financings. He is a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador with over 30 years of industry experience in various technical and executive capacities.
Gillian Russell, CPA-CA
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Russell has over two decades of accounting, audit and management experience including the roles of controller and manager in the private and public sectors. She holds a chartered professional accounting designation with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador.
John Anderson DirectorMr. Anderson, the founder of multiple start-up companies, has three decades of successful corporate and capital markets expertise . He has a wide range of contacts in the resource and investment sectors spanning the globe with direct involvement in most major stock exchanges in North America, Europe and Asia, He is currently President of Purplefish Capital Management, a private investment company
Fraser H. Edison
Fraser has experience in finance, construction, Oil and Gas, and transportation management .He is currently President and Chairman of the Board of Rutter Inc., Chairman of Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation, and member of the board and governance committee of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.
F. Carson Noel, LL.B., B.Comm
Mr. Noel is a former lawyer and business consultant with more than 20 years of experience with exchange listed companies from start-up through exploration and development. He is founding Director and Past President of the Ecuador-Canada Chamber of Commerce.
“It takes the right team to turn a deposit into a mine. Bringing Rowland Howe on board as President of Atlas Salt in early 2021 was a game-changing moment for our company and an important signal to the industry.”