Leadership Team

Sir Mick Davis


Sir Mick Davis is a highly successful mining executive credited with building Xstrata Plc into one of the world’s largest global diversified mining and metals companies prior to its acquisition by Glencore Plc. During his career in mining, he also formed the mining venture X2 Resources and has served as the Chairman of Billiton Coal. He founded Vision Blue Resources Limited in December 2020 and currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Jayson Tymko

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jayson is one of the founders of Sinova Global. Prior to Sinova Jayson founded several successful technology businesses focused on the natural resources sectors, including Menex Technologies, a company which used AI to increase production while improving safety and efficiency. In addition to the boards he sat on he was Chairman of ACAMP, an advanced technology product development centre that entrepreneurs count on to move their innovation from proof-of-concept to manufactured product. He brings 30+ years of building and running private and public companies.

James May

Executive Vice President, Silicon Metal Markets

Jim is one of the founders of Sinova Global. He brings over 35  years of experience in management, operational, and sales roles in the silicon metal industry. He has operated 6 companies in the US and China for the last 15 years. Jim previously spent over 20 years in operational and management roles in Dow Corning Corp. He has a track record of building efficient and sustainable silicon metal plants and has extensive leadership experience in building and running efficient operations.

Jan Mulligan

Chief Financial Officer

Jan brings a wealth of experience in financial management, valuation, transaction services and public reporting after over 25 years at TSX and NYSE listed Stantec Inc.; a company which collaborates across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy and resource, environmental, and infrastructure projects to life. Jan stepped down from her role, as Senior Vice President for Financial Services, having supported the growth of the Stantec business from 800 people in 1994 to over 22,000 in 2019. Prior to joining Sinova she held the position of Chief Financial Officer at The Canadian Brewhouse, contributing to the Company’s growth of 11 new locations.

Dave Tuten

Managing Director, Silicon

Dave brings over 30 years of experience in all facets of operating a silicon metal and ferroalloy operation. He is one of the few executives that has managed plants and was instrumental in the design and successful building of the first silicon metal facility in North America. His leadership roles include senior leadership positions at companies such as CC Metals & Alloys LLC and Globe Specialty Metals (FerroGlobe), along with operational support roles for CMC Metals (Traxys) and Simcala (Dow).

Craig Johnson

Chief Technology Officer & Program Director

Craig brings over two decades of leadership expertise in defining, planning, executing, and overseeing complex projects at Microsoft. Currently, he spearheads our program and technology initiatives, tasked with advancing our business objectives through innovation and strategic project prioritization.

Chauncey Beggs

Director, Finance

Chauncey is our Director, Finance at Sinova Global. He brings over 14 years of experience in finance and accounting, leading companies through acquisitions, divestitures, financings, and improving operational performance and efficiency. Prior to joining Sinova Global, Chauncey was Director, Corporate Development at a large North American construction company where he led the group’s corporate acquisitions and financial special projects.

Chad Slee

Vice President Resource Operations

Chad leads our Canadian operations overseeing responsibility for the Horse Creek Quarry. He has over 22 years of experience in the construction and mining industries in a wide variety of sales, marketing and operations roles with both Caterpillar Inc and its largest dealership, Finning International. With his global experience and extensive change management and team leadership background, he is a recognized expert in Lean processes and continuous improvement in driving exceptional performance.

Rodd Thorkelsson

Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Rodd leads the legal and corporate governance functions for Sinova’s various entities, operations and projects. He brings over 26 years of legal practice, particularly concentrated on construction, procurement and operations in the areas of infrastructure and utilities, as well as governance of corporate and other unique enterprises. Rodd also serves on boards for a number of organizations involved in advanced technology product development; cash and payment technologies and solutions; and transportation logistics technologies and services. Prior to Sinova, Rodd was a senior partner at Brownlee LLP, a regional firm with over 130 lawyers and staff in multiple offices, and served as its Managing Partner for several years.


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