Board of Directors
Terence J. Cryan
Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board
Terence J. Cryan rejoined the Westwater Resources Board as its Chairman in August 2017. He previously served as a director from October 2006 to March 2016, served as Westwater’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from September 2012 to March 2013, and served as Chairman of the Board from June 2014 through March 2016. Mr. Cryan was appointed Executive Chairman of Westwater Resources effective February 26, 2022, upon the retirement of Christopher M. Jones effective February 25, 2022. Mr. Cryan is also Chairman of the Board of Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. where he has served as a director since October 2012.
Mr. Cryan currently serves as a Managing Director of MACCO Restructuring Group, LLC, which provides qualified interim leadership and advice to stakeholders across a broad spectrum of business sectors. Mr. Cryan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Power Equipment Group Inc. (now known as Williams Industrial Services Group) from March 2015 until July 2017. Previously, Mr. Cryan served as Co-founder and Managing Director of Concert Energy Partners, an investment and private equity firm based in New York City from 2001 until 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Cryan was a Senior Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division at Bear Stearns. Additionally, Mr. Cryan was a Managing Director, Head of the Energy and Natural Resources Group and member of the Investment Banking Operating Committee at Paine Webber which he joined following its acquisition of Kidder, Peabody in 1994. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Cryan also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Medical Acoustics LLC.
Mr. Cryan served as a Director on the Board of Global Power Equipment Group Inc. from January 2008 until July 2017. Mr. Cryan was previously a Director on the Board of Superior Drilling Products, Inc. from June 2014 to December 2016. He was also previously a director of The Providence Service Corporation from May 2009 to May 2011 and Gryphon Gold Corporation from August 2009 to December 2012. Mr. Cryan has also been an adjunct professor at the Metropolitan College of New York Graduate School of Business. Mr. Cryan received a Master of Science degree in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1984 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tufts University in 1983. Mr. Cryan is a Board Leadership Fellow and member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Cryan’s extensive financial industry experience provides him with a wealth of knowledge in dealing with financial, accounting and regulatory matters. Mr. Cryan’s prior professional experience also permits him to provide valuable advice to the Company with respect to potential capital raising and merger and acquisition transactions, and his prior Board service and service as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company provides him a deep understanding of the operations of the Company.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Frank Bakker was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of the company effective January 16, 2023. Mr Bakker has served as Vice President and General Manager – Alabama Graphite Products since October of 2022. Mr Bakker has over 30 years of experience in engineering, project management, operations, and general management. Prior to joining the Company, from 2017 to 2021, he was responsible for engineering, project management, and plant operations at several methanol plants in Houston, Texas and in Charleston, West Virginia, including serving as the Chief Executive Officer for US Methanol LLC, as the Project Director for BD Energy, and as the Project Manager for Altivia AOC. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Bakker served as President & Chief Executive Officer, and earlier as General Manager, in the ammonia and methanol business for OCI Partners LP in Beaumont, Texas. Mr. Bakker began his career at DSM in the Netherlands in 1989, working in various increasing management roles in the ammonia, engineering plastics and resins production businesses, eventually serving as the Manufacturing Director and Site Manager. Mr. Bakker received a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente Netherlands, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.
Tracy D. Pagliara
Tracy D. Pagliara has served as a Director since July 2017. Since April 2018, he has been serving as President and CEO of Williams Industrial Services Group Inc. (formerly known as Global Power Equipment Group, Inc.), a publicly traded provider of construction and maintenance services to power, energy and industrial customers. He has also served as Senior Vice President, Administration (2017-2018) and as General Counsel, Secretary and Vice President, Business Development (2010-2017). Prior to joining Williams Industrial Group in April 2010, Mr. Pagliara served as the Chief Legal Officer of Gardner Denver, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered compressors, blowers, pumps and other fluid transfer equipment, from August 2000 through August 2008. He also had responsibility for other roles during his tenure with Gardner Denver, including Vice President of Administration, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary.
Prior to joining Gardner Denver, Mr. Pagliara held positions of increasing responsibility in the legal departments of Verizon Communications/GTE Corporation from August 1996 to August 2000 and Kellwood Company from May 1993 to August 1996, ultimately serving in the role of Assistant General Counsel for each company. Mr. Pagliara has a B.S. in Accounting and a J.D. from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the Missouri and Illinois State Bars and a Certified Public Accountant.
Karli S. Anderson
Karli S. Anderson has served as Director since 2018, and she is serving as Executive Vice President, Environmental, Social, Governance and Head of Investor Relations at Summit Materials, Inc., a leading vertically-integrated materials company with operations throughout North America. She previously served as Vice President, Investor Relations for Royal Gold, Inc., a precious metals stream and royalty company engaged in the acquisition and management of precious metal streams, royalties, and similar production-based interests with over 190 properties on six continents. Previously, from 2010 to 2013, Ms. Anderson was a Senior Director of Investor Relations for Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the world’s largest gold producers. Ms. Anderson’s 20 years of capital markets experience includes stockholder engagement related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors with both equity and fixed income investors as well as proxy advisory firms. From 2012 to 2018, Ms. Anderson served as Chairman of the Board of the Denver Gold Group, an organization representing seven-eighths of the world’s publicly traded gold and silver companies. Ms. Anderson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in telecommunications from Ohio University, and a Masters of Business Administration (finance) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Anderson is a Governance Fellow and member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Deborah A. Peacock
Ms. Peacock is an attorney licensed to practice law in New Mexico, Colorado, and New York, and she is a Registered Patent Attorney. Ms. Peacock is also a Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and New Mexico. Ms. Peacock is the President, CEO, Managing Director, and owner of Peacock Law P.C. located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which she founded in April 1995. In 2014, Ms. Peacock co-founded the Greater New Mexico Chapter of Women Corporate Directors.
Since 2011, Ms. Peacock has served on the Board of Regents of New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology and currently serves as the Chair. Ms. Peacock served on the New Mexico Mining Safety Board from 2015 until 2021. Ms. Peacock served on the Board of Directors of THEMAC Resources Group, Ltd. (and was the Chair of its Corporate Governance Committee and was a member of its Audit Committee) as well as its wholly-owned subsidiary New Mexico Copper Corp. from 2017 until 2022. Since 2017, Ms. Peacock has served on the Board of Directors of New Mexico Gas Company, and since 2018 she has served on the Board of Directors of Emera Technologies, LLC – both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Emera, Inc. Ms. Peacock has served on the Board of New Mexico Angels since 2005. In addition to her current Board service, Ms. Peacock previously served on the Board of The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum located in Santa Fe, New Mexico and both its Audit and Executive Committees, and as Chair of its Audit Committee. She previously served on the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board and as Chair for four years.
Ms. Peacock obtained her Bachelors of Science degree (B.S.) in Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and her Law Degree (J.D.) from Harvard Law School. She is also a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms. Peacock brings to the Board extensive experience in or with corporate governance, financial oversight, ESG, a wide variety of business and corporate legal matters including intellectual property and mergers & acquisitions, and has knowledge of mining and metallurgy industries, environmental regulations, permitting, and community involvement and engagement.
Westwater Resources, Inc. (WWR), is an explorer and developer of US-based mineral resources essential to clean energy production.
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