Chief Operating Officer
Janke is a seasoned mining professional with nearly four decades experience in mining engineering and operations and a proven track record in leading teams to succeed in mine startups. He was formerly COO for AuEx Ventures, Inc. where he was responsible for operations planning and development of the Long Canyon Project. His extensive Nevada operational experience includes holding the position of General Manager at the Marigold, Florida Canyon, Ruby Hill, and Pinson mines as well as Special Projects Engineer at the Round Mountain Mine.
Through his extensive work history Janke and his teams have received multiple awards and accolades including the world's first International Cyanide Code Certification, Nevada Mining Association safety awards in 2001 and 2007 and State of Nevada Excellence in Mine Reclamation awards in 2000 and 2007. While managing the operation of the Pinson Mine in Winnemucca, NV he eliminated over half of the $12 million closure reclamation liability while operating without a lost-time accident ("LTA"). While at the Ruby Hill Mine he led his team to three consecutive annual records for gold production and reduced cash costs. During his time at Marigold his team made processing improvements resulting in a 4% increase in gold recoveries and his workforce achieved two and a half years without any LTAs.
Janke holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the Mackay School of Mines. He served as a Director on the boards of Strathmore Minerals Corp. and the Nevada Mining Association and is currently a Director on the board of Renaissance Gold, Inc.
Timothy D. Arnold
Vice President of Operations
Arnold has more than 35 years mining experience with ten years as a General Manager of safe mines. Arnold has worked at all levels of mining operations including; laborer, contract miner, Shift Boss through Mine Superintendent, as well as Junior Engineer through Chief. He has held multiple leadership roles in his career including Senior Mining Consultant at Barr Engineering Co., Vice President Operations at Nevada Copper Corp, Executive VP and COO at Geovic Mining Corp., General Manager at the Mt. Hope and Liberty Mines for General Moly, Inc. and Vice President and General Manager for the Kensington Gold Mine Project and the Rochester Project for Coeur d' Alene Mines Corporation. Arnold has a history of building strong management teams that work well together towards common goals.
Arnold holds an Executive MBA certification from Northwestern University's Kellogg Management Institute and a B.S. in Mining Engineering from the University of Idaho. He has published several professional articles, has received multiple awards and honors, is a Professional Engineer in Arizona and Nevada, and a Qualified Person in Canada and the United States. Additionally, Arnold served on the Board of Directors for the Nevada Mining Association and the Resource Development Council for Alaska and is currently a member of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America and the Advisory Board for the Mackay School of Mines.
Vice President and General Manager, Relief Canyon Mine
Moore is a seasoned mining professional with over 27 years of experience in mining engineering and operations. During his career, he has held leadership positions in Nevada for Pegasus Gold Corp. at the Florida Canyon Mine, which is located near Relief Canyon, and also for; Cortez Gold Mine, Round Mountain Gold Corp., Kinross Gold Corp., and Allied Nevada Gold Corporation. A native Nevadan, Moore has a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the highly regarded Mackay School of Mines/University of Nevada, and is a Nevada Registered Professional Engineer.
Vice President Exploration and Development
Mr. Hillesland became PGC’s Vice President of Exploration and Development in February 2012. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Hillesland has played a key role in the discovery of several gold systems (McDonald Meadows/Keep Cool in Montana and Nixon Fork in Alaska, Candamena in northern Mexico, and adding indicated ounces to Kinross’ Kupol Project in Russia). He also defined the 1 billion pound leachable copper deposit at Hanover Mountain in New Mexico. Mr. Hillesland has a B.S. in Geology from the University of Idaho and a Master’s degree from Oregon State University.