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Senior Management



Mike Sylvestre, P.Eng., ICD.D., Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mike Sylvestre brings over 35 years of mining experience to Claude and is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer for Castle Resources Inc. Castle Resources is an exploration and mine development company based in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Sylvestre holds an MSc and a BSc in Mining Engineering from McGill University and Queen’s University, respectively. He is also a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Canadian Institute of Mining and a recent graduate of the Rotman's School of Management Director's Education Program. For most of his career, Mr. Sylvestre worked at Inco Ltd. where he most recently held senior management positions domestically and internationally. Most notably, he was the CEO of Vale Inco, New Caledonia, President Vale Inco, Manitoba Operations and Vice President of Operations PT Inco, Indonesia. Mr. Sylvestre also serves on the Board of James Bay Resources


Rick Johnson, C.A., Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Finance

Rick Johnson joined Claude Resources in 1996. He was appointed to his present position in 2004, having previously served as Company Controller. Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.


Brian Skanderbeg, P. Geo., Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Brian Skanderbeg joined Claude Resources as Exploration Manager in April 2007 and was appointed Vice President of Exploration in 2008. In September 2012 he was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Skanderbeg previously worked for Goldcorp, INCO and Helio Resources, holding positions in both exploration and operations. He holds a B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba, an M.Sc. from Rhodes University, South Africa and brings extensive experience in orogenic gold systems.


Claude Resources Inc. 


Claude Resources Inc.
200, 224 - 4th Avenue South
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
Canada, S7K 5M5

Phone: 306.668.7505
Fax: 306.668.7500