Dr. Thomas M. Becker, CEO and President of Iofina plc
Dr. Becker was the former vice president of Research and Development at H&S/Iofina Chemical. Iofina bought H&S in July 2009. Dr. Becker has conducted extensive research in both inorganic and organic halogen based chemistry. Dr. Becker has written a magnitude of published technical papers in his career. Prior to H&S Dr. Becker worked as a Oak Ridge Scholar on behalf of the US EPA and for various other chemical manufacturing companies. Dr. Becker earned a BS in Chemistry from Indiana University, and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati. He has extensive experience in the scale-up of chemical processes from laboratory to pilot to full scale production.
Malcolm Lewin, CFO of Iofina plc
Mr. Lewin is based in the UK and has over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting for both public and private companies. As well as being a partner in a chartered accounting firm for 11 years, he has acted for various companies listed on AIM and other exchanges. In particular, from 2000 to 2003 he was the Finance Director of Oxford Metrics plc, an AIM company supplying motion capture and visual geometry systems. From 2004 to 2006 he was the Finance Director of Real Estate Investors plc, an AIM property investment company with interests in quality commercial and industrial properties. From 2006 to 2011 he was a Director and CFO of Hunter Bay Minerals plc, a junior mining company listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange with interests in South America and Canada. From 2011 to 2014 he was CFO and Treasurer of VolitionRX Limited, an OTC life sciences company focused on developing blood tests for a broad range of cancer types and other conditions. Mr. Lewin has an MA in Classics from Oxford University and qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand.
Forest D. Dorn, COO of Iofina Resources Inc.
Mr. Dorn brings over 30 years of broad oil and gas experience to Iofina. Prior to Mr. Dorn’s appointment he was a Member/Manger of Avanti Exploration, LLC since 2004. Mr. Dorn began his career with Forest Oil Corporation as a scout in Midland, Texas in 1977. He later became a landman in Midland, and in 1980 became Assistant Division Manager of the Company’s MAFLA (Mississippi, Alabama and Florida) Division located in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1984 he was appointed Assistant Division Manager of the Company’s Southern Division located in Lafayette, Louisiana. In 1990 he assumed the position in Denver of Division Manager - Onshore Division, and was appointed a Vice President of the Company in 1991, General Business Manager in December 1993, and Senior Vice President of the Gulf Coast Region in 1996, and Senior Vice President Corporate Services in 2000 until his departure in 2004. Mr. Dorn holds a Liberal Arts Degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson where he graduated in 1977.
Kurt Jones, COO of Iofina Chemical Inc.
Mr. Jones began his service with Iofina/H&S Chemical in 1997. Mr. Jones has held various roles in many departments including operations, research, sales and business development. In March 2010, Mr. Jones was named Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Iofina Chemical and was subsequently named COO of Iofina Chemical in September of 2014. He is also a named inventor on a patent for the production of IPBC. Mr. Jones has extensive knowledge of the global iodine and specialty chemicals market and is well-known throughout the industry. Prior to his career at Iofina he served as a chemist at Shepherd Chemical. Mr. Jones earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Eastern Kentucky University.