President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director
Mr. Jack Lundin has been involved in the natural resource industry his entire life through exposure to several Lundin Group companies. Prior to joining Bluestone Resources, Mr. Lundin was involved in the successful development of Lundin Gold Inc.'s Fruta del Norte Gold Mine in southern Ecuador where he served as the Project Superintendent. He began his career in the sector working prospecting jobs on various early-stage projects in Canada, Russia, Ireland, and Portugal. Mr. Lundin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Chapman University and a Master of Engineering degree in Mineral Resource Engineering from the University of Arizona. Mr. Lundin currently sits on the board of directors of Lundin Mining Corporation, Lundin Foundation, The University of Arizona's Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources and is an advisor to Josemaria Resources.
Peter Hemstead, CPA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Hemstead is a Chartered Professional Accountant with an Honours Economics degree from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Hemstead has over 20 years of finance experience, with the last 10 years spent in a senior financial executive role at Capstone Mining Corp., leading the finance team through the successful expansion from a development stage mining company to an intermediate producer. He has a proven track record of providing financial leadership and his extensive experience in financial management, corporate finance, project finance, treasury, commercial banking, marketing/sales, financial risk management, insurance and international tax planning.
Robert Gill, P.Eng.
Vice President & Managing Director, Guatemala
Mr. Gill has over 35 years of proven expertise in the design and operation of open pit and underground mines. He has lived in nine countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Peru and Venezuela and worked on six continents. Bob has held executive and management positions with major to junior mining companies, consulting firms and government regulators, where he oversaw all aspects of mining including exploration, development, construction, operation, process improvement and closure. Prior to joining Bluestone, Bob was the Country Manager and President of Anagold (SSR Mining), based in Turkey. He holds a bachelor’s degree of Applied Science in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is a registered Professional Engineer and registered member of SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration). Bob’s language skills include Spanish and Portuguese.
David Cass, P.Geo., M.Sc.
Vice President Exploration
Mr. Cass is a geologist with over 25 years of international experience in mineral exploration and mining for precious and base metals, with most of this time focused in Latin America. David has spent 15 years of his career with major international mining company Anglo American plc, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in jurisdictions including South and Central America, Mexico, Canada, Turkey, Iran and Eastern Europe. Mr. Cass’ time at Anglo also include four years as Senior Geologist in Peru, and six years as Exploration Manager for North America, where he was responsible for Anglo's exploration programs throughout Canada, Central America, Mexico, mainland USA and Alaska. More recently, Mr. Cass has managed junior exploration companies with projects in Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and Colombia.
Mr. Cass holds a Masters of Science degree in Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology from the University of Leicester, UK (1990) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from London Metropolitan University. He is a practicing member (P.Geo) of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia and Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.
Vice President Human Resources & Organizational Development
Ms. Carotenuto has been working as a human resources professional in the mining industry for over 20 years. She joined Bluestone Resources as a consultant in 2017 and was appointed Director of HR & Organizational Development in 2020. Nadia spent the first 9 years of her career with Placer Dome Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Industrial Relations Management from the University of British Columbia.
Stephen Williams, P.Eng., MBA
Vice President Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Mr. Williams was previously a Director at Canaccord Genuity Corp. in the metals and mining investment banking team. He provided strategic advice to clients on acquisitions, mergers, and equity financings. Stephen is a professional engineer by background and worked for Freeport-McMoRan in an operational and process development capacity. He holds a B.A.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.
Ms. Johnson has over 15 years of experience as corporate secretary for Canadian mining companies trading on the TSX, TSXV, and NYSE American. Her experience and expertise include corporate governance, business practice, and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements for mining and exploration companies. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University.