Tom Ogryzlo P. Eng.
Tom Ogryzlo holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal and has over 50 years of experience on mining, energy and industrial projects worldwide. He has been responsible for the financing, engineering, construction and operation of projects in many different countries and has served as a director of over twenty public companies including, Aura Minerals, Vista Gold, Franco Nevada Mining Corp. and Tiomin Resources. During 2011, Mr. Ogryzlo served as Interim CEO of Aura Minerals Inc. until a permanent replacement could be located and is currently the Chairman and Interim President of Camrova Resources Inc. (formerly Baja Mining Corp.) which is developing a $1.5 billion copper/cobalt/zinc project in Baja California, Mexico.
For many years, Mr. Ogryzlo was President of Kilborn Engineering and Construction and Kilborn SNC-Lavalin, one of the world’s largest engineering contractors. He has also been President of several producing precious and base metal mining companies including, Triton Mining Corp., Black Hawk Mining Inc. and Cerro Matoso S.A.. His experience in exploration and development of numerous multi-million dollar mining projects spans the world. Over a six year period with Hanna mining, he initially directed process development work as Project Manager, for the Cerro Matoso ferro-nickel project in Colombia where he was instrumental in 1979 in organizing of a US$450 million financing involving World Bank, Exim and a group of 52 private banks led by Chase Manhattan.