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Technical Team

Technical Team

Robert Underdown BSc Vice President of Production & Operations 

Mr. Underdown has been instrumental in bringing the Hobson processing facility and Palangana project through to production.

Mr. Underdown has held senior operational positions at ISR uranium mines in  Texas  since 1978, and he has extensive experience designing, managing and reclaiming ISR uranium mines.  Throughout his career, Mr. Underdown has worked with the regulatory agencies in  Texas  specifically pertaining to ISR uranium production, and this includes the responsibilities of managing hundreds of mine personnel and looking after their safety and that of the environment.

Andrew Kurrus, BSc, MSc Vice President of Resource Development 

Mr. Kurrus is a professional geologist specializing in the exploration and production of economic uranium deposits in South Texas. Mr. Kurrus has an impressive 36-year career in South Texas beginning with Intercontinental Energy Corp in 1978, followed by other notable uranium mining companies: Pioneer Nuclear, Tenneco, Malapai, Total, and Cogema.

While at Total (now Areva), and most recently at Mesteña Uranium LLC (owner of the Alta Mesa ISR uranium mine), he discovered previously unknown ore deposits and orebody extensions at existing ISR operations that contributed significantly to the economics of those projects. Mr. Kurrus is registered as a Professional Geologist; he received his BSc and MSc in Geology from the University of Arkansas.

Leonard Garcia, RPL Land Manager 

Mr. Garcia is a professional landman with over thirty years of experience in mineral title research, lease negotiations and acquisitions, farm-out contracts and exploration and production. Mr. Garcia has worked under contract for Sun Oil Company, Oryx Energy, Texaco,  Monsanto Exploration and Production Company, Harkins & Company, Trans Texas Energy and Kerr-McGee Oil and Gas Corp. He is a Registered Professional Landman and a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and the Austin Professional Landmen's Association. 

Craig Bordovsky, BSc, PEng Engineering Manager 

Mr. Bordovsky gained his B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M-Kingsville in 2004 and became a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Texas in 2009. He joined UEC in 2008 as Engineering Manager and oversees all engineering aspects of the Company's exploration operations, permitting activities, construction projects, production operations, and restoration activities. Mr. Bordovsky is responsible for the preparation of design packages for satellite plants, for permitting and construction purposes, including the Palangana Mine. He also develops various financial models to help theoretically estimate a mine's life from conception to reclamation.

Craig Wall, BSc Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety 

Mr. Wall received his BSc from Sam Houston State in 1999.  Previously he served as a Safety Specialist at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, Safety Coordinator for the City of Corpus Christi and later served as Environmental Health and Safety Supervisor for Mestena Uranium, L.L.C. between 2006-2010 where he managed the company’s environmental, health and safety programs.  He has successfully permitted four exploration projects, four Production Area Authorizations, many mine area permit and RML license amendments and played an instrumental role in releasing a former uranium project to unrestricted use.  He offers a diverse knowledge of environmental, health and safety regulations along with permit development, revision and renewal experience pertaining to uranium in-situ recovery.

Mr. Wall is also the current chairman of the Texas Mining and Reclamation Association’s (TMRA) Uranium Sub-committee, a member of TMRA’s Executive Committee and an active member in the Society of Mining Engineers South Texas chapter.

Greg Kroll Hobson Superintendent 

Mr. Kroll has 25 years experience in wellfield operations and uranium processing in the U.S.

He began his career in uranium in 1979 while attending high school. After graduation he was employed full time in a maintenance position and worked his way to his current position. He has been employed by Everest Minerals Corp., Rio Algom Mining Corp., Energy Metals Corp., Uranium One and Uranium Energy. He has been in charge of maintenance, construction and operations crews along the way. Mr. Kroll was placed in charge at Hobson to oversee the cleanup and reconstruction of the Everest Minerals processing facility into a state of the art processing plant. He has held several licenses and certificates and currently holds a Journeyman Lineman's License.

Doug Winters Senior Chemist 

Mr. Winters holds a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Texas and has over 25 years experience in technical project management and environmental monitoring including analytical chemistry, radiation safety, and environmental monitoring services to the uranium mining industry. He has 20 years of experience in developing and using management information systems to monitor, schedule, and account for thousands of individual analytic and task assignments for the US EPA and for the uranium mining industry. Mr. Winters has established a modern automated analytical laboratory to support in-situ uranium mining at Uranium Energy's South Texas projects.

Dayton A. Lewis, Jr., BSc, PGeo Manager of Resource Development, Wyoming 

Mr. Lewis is a professional geologist with over 30 years of extensive experience in the evaluation, exploration, development, and production of In-Situ Recovery (ISR) amenable uranium resources throughout the western U.S. He has been involved with the development and production of several successful ISR uranium mines in Texas and Wyoming. He has held senior management positions with Uranium One, Power Resources (Cameco), Rio Algom Mining, and Everest Minerals. Mr. Lewis is a Registered Professional Geologist in Wyoming, a Registered Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), and holds a B.Sc. degree in Geologic Sciences from Texas A&M University - Kingsville in Kingsville, Texas.

Leland Huffman, BSc Manager of Operations, Wyoming 

Leland has a career spanning more than 30 years in the uranium mining industry with expertise in wellfield design, development, construction and operations with emphasis on post mining groundwater restoration. He worked at the Crow Butte Uranium Project as a wellfield design geologist and in operations as the wellfield engineer. He also worked as restoration superintendent at the Smith Ranch-Highland Uranium Project operated by Cameco Corporation. His most recent experience working for AUC LLC was integral to the successful permitting of the Reno Creek ISR Project. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.