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Warren Rehn 

Warren M. Rehn
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Rehn has been with Golden Minerals since February 2012. He served as Senior Vice President, Exploration and Chief Geologist from 2012 until May 2015, when he was promoted to President of the company. In September 2015, he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Rehn over 30 years of mining and mineral exploration experience. He was previously employed by Barrick Gold Exploration, most recently as the Chief Exploration Geologist for the Bald Mountain and Ruby Hill Mines. In this position he was responsible for planning and supervising gold exploration programs for intrusion-related and Carlin style deposits, with recent significant discoveries at both mine sites. Prior to joining Barrick, Mr. Rehn was a consultant with Gerson Lehman Group and for 10 years was a co-owner in a specialty geochemical consulting firm. Mr. Rehn has also worked as an exploration geologist with Placer Dome Exploration, Bear Creek Mining, Cyprus Amax, Bema Gold, Noranda Exploration and Gold Fields Mining Corporation. He has considerable exploration experience in the United States, Canada and throughout Latin America.

Education
Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from the University of Idaho
Master of Science in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines


 

Deborah J. Friedman
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Friedman has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry. For 16 years she served in various positions in the law departments of Cyprus Amax Minerals and AMAX Gold, including General Counsel and Associate General Counsel at Cyprus and General Counsel at AMAX Gold. As a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Ms. Friedman represented major, mid-tier and junior mining companies in public and private equity and debt offerings, commercial and project financings, securities compliance and acquisitions and divestitures both in the United States and internationally. Ms. Friedman's practice has included counseling boards of directors and senior management and effective management of complex finance and acquisition and divestiture transactions. She is experienced in securities compliance and corporate governance matters.

Ms. Friedman is experienced in all phases of the mining business, from exploration through development and operations. She has served as lead counsel in the negotiation and documentation of exploration joint ventures and the development of critical contracts for engineering, construction and infrastructure services. She has special expertise in negotiation and documentation of complex domestic and international transactions, including public, private and project financings, acquisitions, divestitures, business combinations and joint ventures. Ms. Friedman has handled finance, transactional and operations matters for mining projects in the United States, Canada, Latin America including Chile and Bolivia, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Russia and Ghana.

Education
B.A. University of Illinois
J.D. University of Michigan

 

 

Robert P. Vogels
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Vogels was previously the Vice President of Finance and Controller for Apex Silver, joining the company in January, 2005. Prior to that Mr. Vogels served as corporate controller for Meridian Gold Company.

During his 25 years in the mining industry, Mr. Vogels has held numerous accounting, finance and tax positions at the corporate and operations level, and has been involved in numerous large scale mine development projects. Mr. Vogels' extensive operations, corporate and international experience includes previous positions as corporate controller of Meridian Gold, site controller of Phelps Dodge's El Abra mine in Chile and Project Controller of Inco's Goro project in New Caledonia.

Mr. Vogels began his career in public accounting where he earned his CPA certification.

Education
B.Sc. and MBA degrees from Colorado State University
CPA Certification (inactive)
Spanish proficiency

 

 

Andrew Sharp
General Manager, Velardeña Properties

Mr. Sharp brings over 25 years of global mining exploration, mine planning, mine operations and general mine management experience to his role at Golden Minerals, most recently serving as Vice President of Technical Services for Silver Standard Resources. In this role Mr. Sharp led an eight-month turnaround of operations at Silver Standard's Pirquitas Mine in northern Argentina, achieving a 24 percent reduction in costs while maintaining historically high metals production. Previously, Mr. Sharp served as General Manager of Great Panther Silver's Minera Villa Seca S.A. de C.V. subsidiary where he was responsible for the 700-employee Guanajuato underground mine in Mexico as well as its plant, administration and safety. Earlier, Mr. Sharp served as Manager of Technical Services for Projects and as Manager of Mine Planning in Mexico for Pan American Silver. 

Education
Bachelor of Engineering (Second Class Honours) from the Western Australian
School of Mines

 
   

 

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