History of Company
American Battery Metal Corporation (OTC: ABML) is a start-up, lithium exploration mining company whose purpose is to explore mineral properties, which hopefully will contain lithium and other economic minerals. We were incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada on October 6, 2011 for the purpose of acquiring rights to mineral properties with the eventual objective of being a producing mineral company, if and when it ever occurs. We have limited operating history and have not yet generated or realized any revenues from our activities. Our principal executive offices are located at 930 Tahoe Blvd., Suite 802-16, Incline Village, NV 89451.
Currently, the Board of Directors (consisting of Mr. Douglas Cole, Mr. Douglas MacLellan and Mr. William Hunter) are involved in guiding the Company though a significant management reorganization and to reorient the company’s goals and objective to solely focus on the exploration and development of Lithium (Li) and other battery metal deposits in the State of Nevada, primarily through new capital commitments which Mr. Cole is actively seeking.
On August 8, 2016, the Company formed Lithortech Resources Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company to serve as its operating subsidiary for lithium resource exploration and development. On June 29, 2018, the Company changed the name of Lithortech Resources to LithiumOre Corp. (“LithiumOre”).
On May 3, 2019, the Company changed it’s name to American Battery Metals Corporation and reorganized into three divisions; Battery Metals Mining, Battery Metals Extraction and Battery Metals Recycling.
American Battery Metals Corporation currently has mining claims on 26,000 acres in the area known as the Western Nevada Basin, situated in Railroad Valley in Nye County, Nevada (the “WNB Claim”). In the second half of 2017, we engaged experts to evaluate the region and the WNB Claim to target on- site exploration efforts and determined that 260 claims of the WNB Claim were appropriate for the Company’s planned exploration, which we begin in April 2019. With many features similar to Clayton Valley and with no exploration work targeting lithium to date, Railroad Valley represents a new and untested target for lithium brine.
The Railroad Valley brine exploration can build on both the dense existing oil field data and the experiences at Clayton Valley and other Lithium brine basins to target potential brine aquifers.
Providing leadership in the Lithium growth sector & supplying Lithium for a clean future.
Chief Executive Officer
Doug Cole is the director, chairman and CEO of American Battery Metals Corporation. He joined the board in February 2017 and has served as the Chairman and CEO since August of 2017. Doug has been a Partner with Objective Equity LLC since 2005, a boutique investment bank focused on the high technology, data analytics and the mining sector. He currently serves on the board of eWellness Healthcare Corporation (EWL). Since 1977 Doug has held various executive roles, including Chairman, Executive Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of multiple public corporations. Since 1982 he has been very active with the University of California, Berkeley mentoring early-stage technology companies. Doug has extensive experience in global M&A and global distributions. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from University of California, Berkeley in 1978.
Chief of Mining Operations
Ross Leisinger has more than 30 years of experience in the exploration and mining industry and has participated in numerous projects from initial project conception through production. He is responsible for ABMC’s environmental compliance, mine safety and health considerations, and will assist and oversee the permit acquisition process as ABMC ramps up plans for lithium mining operation in the Western Nevada Basin.
John C. Lukrich
Chief of Staff
Mr. Lukrich joined America Battery Metals Corp. in January of 2018. Over the past 30+ years, John has held various executive management positions including Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, President, and VP of Finance at companies including Angel Rush Ventures, LLC, Vertical Response Group Questra Corp., Burst.com, Inc., RateXange Corp. Intervista Software Corp., and Great Bear Technology. John started his career as an audit and tax specialist at Ernst & Young. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
Gregory (Greg) Kuzma is well-respected and highly skilled exploration geologist with over 30 years of experience who leads ABMC’s geological operations. Greg has operated as a consultant with numerous mining groups and spent 12 years as Senior Project Geologist in Nevada for Teck Resources. Greg has extensive experience in the Southwest U.S., Mexico, El Salvador, and Argentina. He has evaluated, designed, managed, and implemented over 40 drill programs within Nevada’s Great Basin. Greg received his Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Southern California.
Doug Nickle heads up ABMC’s business development and government affairs. A former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres, Doug has since served in various roles in the wine industry and technology sectors, as well as a coalition-building expert in the government and political non-profit sector. He currently serves on the board of the Bridge Alliance, an association of 90+ member organizations focused on good governance reform. Doug is the author of The Point of the Gun, a straightforward book about firearms and personal defense strategy. He earned a Bachelor of Arts. in Political Science in 1997 from the University of California, Berkeley.
Axel Drefahl PhD
Dr. Axel Drefahl is ABMC’s director of chemistry/extraction. His interests include understanding nanostructure diversity and how it inspires and launches smart and flexible applications towards a sustainable future. His previous work includes metallurgical research scientist at Cycladex, CurlySMILES project founder and cheminformatician at Axeleratio, and metallurgical assay chemist and informatician at Comstock Mining Inc. Axel’s work comprises chemical web design and software development for virtual, high-throughput screening, combinatorial materials design and problem-driven nanostructure-search algorithms. He received his Ph. D. in Cheminformatics/Molecular Modeling from Technical University Munich in 1989 and continued his post-doc at Stanford University.
Jennie Forni is responsible for finance at ABMC. Her background includes bookkeeping, and accounts payable. Jennie’s previous experience includes Sales Coordinator/Office Manager at Taptica, Accounts Payable Clerk and Management Assistant at Hines for the Facebook account, and Signals Intelligence Analyst at the U. S. Army Reserve. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the American Military University in 2018. Jennie also studied Culinary Arts, Small Business Management at the Diablo Valley College from 2010-2014.
Laura Mathews is responsible for corporate communications at ABMC. Her writing experience includes Staff Writer before becoming the Head Writer at Zenjoy Limited, where Laura developed over 300 scripts for various studio projects. Previous to Zenjoy, she was an InFlight Teammate at Virgin America and a Certified Barista at Peet’s Coffee. Laura obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies, Journalism from California State University, San Diego in 2015.
Board of Directors
Director, Chairman and CEO
Mr. Cole, age 63, has been a Partner with Objective Equity LLC since 2005, a boutique investment bank focused on the high technology, data analytics and the mining sector. Mr. Cole has been a director on the board of Oroplata Resources since February 2017. He became Chairman and CEO of Oroplata in August of 2017. He currently serves on the board of eWellness Healthcare Corporation (EWL). Since 1977 Mr. Cole has held various executive roles, including Chairman, Executive Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of multiple public corporations. From May 2000 to September 2005, he was also the Director of Lair of the Bear, The University of California Family Camp located in Pinecrest, California. During the period between 1991 and 1996 he was the CEO of HealthSoft and he also founded and operated Great Bear Technology, which acquired Sony Image Soft and Starpress, then went public and eventually sold to Graphix Zone. In 1995 Mr. Cole was honored by NEA, a leading venture capital firm, as CEO of the year. In 1997 Mr. Cole became CEO of NetAmerica until merging in 1999. Since 1982 he has been very active with the University of California, Berkeley mentoring early-stage technology companies. Mr. Cole has extensive experience in global M&A and global distributions. He obtained his BA in Social Sciences from UC Berkeley in 1978.
Mr. Hunter, age 50, received his B.Sc. from DePaul University in Chicago and an MBA with distinction from the Kellstadt School of Business at DePaul University. Mr. Hunter is currently the CFO of AMCI Group and CEO and board member of AMCI Acquisition Corp (Nasdaq: AMCIU). He is a seasoned financial executive with over 20 years of advisory and capital markets experience and has been involved in over $20 billion of transactions throughout his career in the natural resources and industrial industries. Prior to joining AMCI, Bill led the Americas Banking team at Nomura where he advised Mitsui in their acquisition of a minority interest in the Moatize Coal Mining complex from Vale and Globe Specialty Metals in their $3.1 billion ‘merger of equals’ transaction with FerroAtlantica. Before Nomura he led industrial and natural resource teams at Jefferies, TD Securities and BMO Nesbitt Burns.
Mr. MacLellan, age 63, currently serves as Chairman of the Board of eWellness Healthcare Corporation (OTCQB: EWLL), since May 2013. From November 2009 to December 2017 Mr. MacLellan was an independent director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNET) a media development, advertising and communications company. From June 2011 to present Mr. MacLellan has been Chairman of Innovare Products, Inc., a privately held company that develops innovative consumer products. From May 2014 to October 2016, Mr. MacLellan was a member of the Board as an independent director of Jameson Stanford Resources Corporation (OTCBB: JMSN) an early stage mining company. From September 1992 through April 2014, Mr. MacLellan held various Board positions and was Chairman and chief executive officer at Radient Pharmaceuticals Corporation. (OTCQB: RXPC.PK), a vertically integrated specialty pharmaceutical company. He also continued to serve as president and chief executive officer for the MacLellan Group, an international financial advisory firm from March 1992 through January 2016. From August 2005 to May 2009, Mr. MacLellan was co-founder and vice chairman at Ocean Smart, Inc., a Canadian based aquaculture company. From February 2002 to September 2006, Mr. MacLellan served as chairman and cofounder at Broadband Access MarketSpace, Ltd., a China based IT advisory firm, and was also co-founder at Datalex Corp., a software and IT company specializing in mainframe applications, from February 1997 to May 2002. Mr. MacLellan was educated at the University of Southern California in economics and international relations.
American Battery Metals Corp. (OTC Markets: ABML) is engaged in the exploration, mining, extraction, and recycling of Battery Metals. We are a leading U. S. based battery metals producer known for our low cost, long life lithium production and respected for our commitment to a clean future. ABMC continues to deliver long-term stockholder value by focusing resources on the growth of its core assets; Mining assets, Expert team, Public company and Extraction technologies.
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