U.S. Vanadium LLC produces and sells a range of specialty vanadium chemicals, including the highest-purity Vanadium Pentoxide (“V2O5“) in the world. The company is comprised of global leaders and investors in the specialty chemicals and strategic materials sectors, including in the mining, processing, purification, and sales and distribution of vanadium specialty chemicals.
Mr. Harris has more than 40 years of experience in the vanadium industry, having served in engineering, production and executive roles managing companies around the world. Mr. Harris started his career with Union Carbide’s Mining and Metals Division after graduating with a BSc in Chemical Engineering in 1977. In 1985, Stratcor was formed from a management buy-out of the vanadium and tungsten assets of Union Carbide, and Mr. Harris led the engineering and design team to transition Stratcor Hot Springs from a mining and ore based operation to its present day operation. During his 30-year tenure at Stratcor, Mr. Harris served in executive roles including President of the US Vanadium subsidiary, Managing Director of the Vametco Minerals subsidiary in South Africa, and CFO and CEO of Stratcor. Mr. Harris left Stratcor in 2007 after its sale to Evraz and moved to Moscow to manage the newly-formed Vanadium Division of Evraz. After leaving Evraz in 2011, he joined Atlantic Ltd as the COO of the Windimurra project in Australia and later took on the CEO role as well.
Mr. Harris is currently a Director at Australian-based mining and metals companies: Australian Vanadium LLC, Paladin Energy, and Queensland Energy Minerals. He is a consultant and member of the Advisory Board of BlackRock Metals in Quebec, and consultant to GSAe, a UK based Engineering and Metals company, and to Atlantic Ltd’s Windimurra project in Western Australia.
Mr. Perles has more than 30 years of experience in the vanadium industry in roles including sales, marketing, strategic planning and senior management. Mr. Perles joined US Steel Corporation in 1980 as a Construction Management Engineer and held assignments at the company’s steel mills in Homestead and Clairton, Pennsylvania.
In 1988, Mr. Perles joined vanadium producer Stratcor and during his 20-year tenure held positions in sales, marketing and senior management. In 1998, he was appointed Vice President of Sales & Marketing and charged with the responsibility to manage global vanadium sales to the steel, titanium and chemical industries. Mr. Perles also chaired the company’s strategic planning committee. By 2006, the EVRAZ Group had acquired controlling interest in Stratcor and Mr. Perles joined East Metals S.A. of Lugano Switzerland, the trading arm of the EVRAZ Group. During this time EVRAZ Group operated vanadium assets in Russia, South Africa, Czech Republic and the USA, and Mr. Perles directed sales and marketing of the corporation’s global vanadium business. From 2009-2019, Mr Perles operated TTP Squared, Inc., a consulting Company in the vanadium space, and MoTiV Metals LLC, a trading company focused on special vanadium products.
Mr. Orme is a Director of U.S. Vanadium and servces as its Chief Executive Officer.
A veteran of more than 20 years in the steel, vanadium, and alloys industries, Mr. Orme was CEO of Evraz Stratcor prior to the U.S. Vanadium acquisition. HE also served as Evraz Stratcor's Chief Financial Officer for three years prior.
Previously, Mr. Orme served in senior positions in a number of steel, vanadium, and alloy companies, including at the second biggest steel producer in South Africa.
Mr. Orme holds separate degrees in Information Technology and Accounting Science from the University of South Africa (UNISA). He also holds an M.B.A. in Finance and is a registered Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK.
Jody Orme: Chief Executive Officer
Chad Martin: Chief Operating Officer
Karla Barker: Controller
Shane Weatherford: Director of Human Relations and Environment, Health & Safety
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