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Management

An International, Experienced Management Team

Our management team comprises international executives who bring decades of drilling experience to Energold. Our business leaders bring professionalism and international standards to our work, while at the same time maintaining intimate knowledge of local jurisdictions.

 

Brian N. Mittman
Chief Executive Officer
Brian N. Mittman
Chief Executive Officer

Brian Mittman, CEO, joined Energold in 2019. Brian is a seasoned senior executive who has a successful track record leading several institutional investor owned industrial companies. Originally from the U.S., Brian began his career with international consulting firm AT Kearney. He has worked extensively with service providers and manufacturers in a variety of industrial sectors, including steel, electronics, and chemicals. Brian has a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Richard Thomas
President, Energold EMEA
Richard Thomas
President, Energold EMEA

Richard has nearly 40 years’ experience in international drilling.  He has worked in all aspects of the EMEA drilling business both before, and after, its acquisition by Energold in 2010.  He is experienced in operations, procurement, logistics, safety, accounting, business development, and the overall commercial management of the company.  In the last several years his work has been primarily in the international mineral exploration market, including Diamond Core and Reverse Circulation drilling. 

Craig Patterson
Vice President, Business Development
Craig Patterson
Vice President, Business Development

Craig is a business executive with 16 years’ experience in senior business development, commercial and finance roles.  He has spent more than 10 years with Energold, serving in a variety of roles, including as Financial Controller and Commercial Manager responsible for account management and business development in the EMEA region. Craig also has experience in the infrastructure market having been Strategic Sales and Marketing Manager for Fugro’s UK Land site characterisation business.

Chris Jones
Vice President of Operations, Energold EMEA
Chris Jones
Vice President of Operations, Energold EMEA

Having qualified with a degree in Geology, Chris joined the drilling industry in 1998, originally working as a driller before successfully progressing through supervisory and management roles in several international drilling companies. He has been instrumental in the successful and safe delivery of projects in many market sectors and in particular mineral exploration. His experience spans all types of land based drilling with a vast array of different rigs and techniques.  Chris has a proven track record of increasing operational productivity, efficiency and technical competency throughout drilling operations with a focus on continuous improvement and development.

Marco Garrido
Vice President of Sales and Operations, Energold Latin America
Marco Garrido
Vice President of Sales and Operations, Energold Latin America

Originally from Mexico City, Marco has been an essential part of the expansion of Energold's international drilling activity, and he now heads Operations and Sales for Energold Latin America.  Prior to joining Energold in 2006, Marco  worked for geotechnical driller FOUNDEX and Coca Cola FEMSA in Mexico.  He began his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers, and has a degree in Public Accounting from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City.

Jesus Herrera Ortega
Chairman, Energold de Mexico
Jesus Herrera Ortega
Chairman, Energold de Mexico

One of the most recognizable names in the Mexican mining industry, Jesus has been working in the sector for nearly 40 years.  He began his mining career at Minea Autlan S.A. de C.V., and has worked for Energold de Mexico since 2005.  He served as the President or the General Coordinator of the Organizing Committee for AIMMGM every other year since 2005.   Jesus is the founder of Detector Exploraciones S.A. de C.V. and Centro de Estudios, Servicios, y Consultorias Ambientales; and he also serves as the legal representative for other Mexico-based mining companies.