Mike is a professional engineer with over 25 years experience in potash and uranium mining projects in Saskatchewan. Mike graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering. Following a few years spent with the Canadian Military, Mike settled back in Saskatoon and has spent his entire mining career in Saskatchewan participating in projects in potash, uranium, gold and base metals. His experience ranges from working at the mining face behind a Marietta Miner in a potash operations, to in-plant engineering (both surface plant and underground), engineering management, project management through to general management of engineering and EPCM companies. Most recently, Mike successfully led the Potash One project team responsible for the development of the Legacy Project in Southern Saskatchewan from initial exploration through scoping-, pre-feasibility- and feasibility studies and an approved EIS, to the point where it was acquired by the international potash produer K+S Group of Germany. Mike brings to Gensource not only his experience in the potash industry but also the unique experience of leading the development of a greenfield potash property in Saskatchewan – the first such project to be developed in over 40 years.
Mr. Dahl, CPA CA, comes to Gensource with 25 years of experience in the potash and fertilizer industry through his participation in increasingly more senior positions at Canpotex Limited, including the last 16 years as CFO / Senior Vice President and Treasurer. During his tenure at Canpotex, the potash marketing and logistics export company formed by the Saskatchewan potash producers, he served as a director of all of its marketing, ocean transportation, terminaling, railcar and leasing subsidiaries. His experience at Canpotex includes leading major financings totaling in excess of one-half a billion dollars and involvement in all capital projects and senior management operational committees. He oversaw all financial, credit, audit, accounting and treasury related activities as well as spending a period of time heading the sales administration, information technology and administration functions. During his time at Canpotex he was directly involved in the managing vision growing the company from 4 million to in excess of 10 million metric tonnes and a ten-fold increase in gross revenues to a high of approximately $4 billion in annual revenues.
Prior to joining Canpotex he was actively engaged as a farmer, business owner and principal in the Chartered Accountant firm, Androsoff and Dahl. He attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon where he earned degrees from the College of Commerce and the College of Arts and Science. Following university he articled with the international CA firm, Touche Ross & Company a predecessor of Deloitte & Touche Chartered Accountants.
During his business career he has been active in many community, business and professional activities. Current commitments include being a director of the Saskatoon Club, the Dean’s Circle of the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan and on the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan’s discipline committee. Previously he has been on the board and served as a committee chairman for the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and also on the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan board. Other commitments include being President of the Saskatoon branch of the Treasury Management Association of Canada and serving on and chairing a number of committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Mark Stauffer, Director, Gensource Potash Corporation
Dr. Stauffer, now retired, is the former President of the Potash and Phosphate Institute of Canada (“PPIC”), and former Senior Vice President of International Programs, at the Potash and Phosphate Institute (“PPI”, now the International Plant Nutrition Institute).
Dr. Stauffer has a long and productive career in agriculture development and the fertilizer business. He has worked in both the public and private sectors in research, education and chemical production and sales. In 1988, Dr. Stauffer became a regional director of PPI and PPIC and in 1994 was promoted to the position of Vice President, International Programs at PPI and became the President of PPIC. During his tenure as President of PPIC, Dr. Stauffer coordinated PPIC’s seven international research and education based potash and phosphate market development programs throughout Asia and Latin America. Dr. Stauffer has lectured on the role of potash and phosphate in increasing food production and the role of balanced fertilizer practices in maximizing crop yield and income opportunities for the farming community.
Dr. Stauffer obtained his B.Sc. (Agriculture) and M.Sc. from the University of Guelph and obtained his Ph.D. in Agronomy from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. He served on the board of Migao Corporation (a specialty fertilizer producer listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange) and was most recently served as Independent Board Chairman of Allana Potash Corporation until its’ acquisition by ICL.
Throughout his career, Dr. Stauffer actively served in both professional and community organizations. He is a retired status member of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrology, the Canadian Soil Science Society, the Canadian Society of Agronomy, the Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America.
PAUL MARTIN, Director, Gensource Potash Corporation
Chair of Martin Charlton Communications (February 1, 2010 – Present), Saskatchewan Chair of the Executive Committee (March 2002 – Present), Corporate Director of First Nations Power Authority (not National) (October 2011 – Present); business broadcaster/writer/commentator (1982 – Present)