Director, Executive Chairman
James Reimer is an international businessman, based in Canada, with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, real estate, transportation and mining. During his career he led several start-ups, one of which became an award-winning aerospace company.
As President and Co-Owner of one of Canada’s largest privately-owned transportation businesses, James was responsible for the leadership of over 3,000 employees and spearheaded the company’s merger with a 3.5 billion dollar US Fortune 500 company.
James also serves as a member of First Step Forum, a network of ambassadors, European political leaders, journalists and business experts who coordinate global efforts focused on peace initiatives, issues of religious liberty and human rights.
Director, Legal Counsel
Phil Pauls joined the Metalysis Board in September 2019. He also serves as counsel to Reimer World Corp., a private Canadian corporation based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with interests in trucking, warehousing and logistics.
Phil spent over 20 years as in-house legal counsel with Cargill Limited, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, including 12 years as Manager of the Canadian Law Department. Cargill Limited is the Canadian subsidiary of Cargill Incorporated; a private company with global operations in food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services.
Phil started his legal career in private practice with the Winnipeg based firm of Pitblado & Hoskin before his first move to an in-house counsel role with the Province of Manitoba’s Civil Legal Services Branch.
Phil has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto.
Outside of work, Phil participates as a director of non-profit boards, currently on the board of Concordia Hospital, a regional hospital serving northeast Winnipeg. Previously, Phil has served on the boards of a personal care home and two private schools.
Chief Financial Officer
Nitesh has over twenty-five years’ experience in finance, predominantly in the commodities sector, and particularly in mining and metals. As a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, he has worked primarily for family offices, dealing in all aspects of Finance including restructuring, trade finance, as well as M&A – including the purchase of a copper SXEW plant in Europe, as well as building one of the largest alumina suppliers into China.
Nitesh’s experience has a global footprint and covers a broad range of tax and international trade issues across many jurisdictions, as well as risk assessment and mitigation.
Advisor to the Board
Nicholas Chance, CVO
Nicholas was commissioned into the Royal Green Jackets in 1965. He spent two and a half years on active service in Borneo and Malaysia followed by a further year at the Green Jacket Headquarters in Winchester. He completed a Business Administration course at the City of London Polytechnic, passed the Civil Service Selection Board (CISB) of the Foreign Office Selection Board Examination, then joined the Foreign Department of the Financial Times in 1969.
In 1972 Nicholas joined Grieveson Grant and Co as an investment broker, followed by 1 1/2 years in Kenya. Returning to Britain, Nicholas joined the Hargreaves Group PLC where his last appointment from 1983-1987 was as Chief Executive of the International Energy Division, during which he also undertook the Strategic Business short course at London Business School. In 1987 Nicholas joined Third Mile Investment PLC as Chief Executive culminating in the reverse take-over of Allied Radio PLC.
In September 1997, Nicholas was appointed Private Secretary to HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, at Kensington Palace. He was appointed LVO by HM The Queen in the 2005 New Years Honours, and CVO by HM The Queen in the 2014 New Years Honours.
Nicholas Chance became a Justice of the Peace in 1985, retiring finally from the City of Westminster’s Magistrates Court in 2013. Nicholas is married and has three children and four grandchildren.
Dr. Ian Mellor
Ian is originally a PhD Scientist by training with over 20 years’ experience developing and commercialising cutting edge technology in various surroundings, ranging from academia, multi-national FTSE 250 listed organisations, and start-up ventures. He joined Metalysis in 2004, holding various technical and operational positions, before transitioning into more managerial and director based roles. Ian is an internationally recognised authority in metal powder production, serving as a conference advisory board/committee member, keynote & invited speaker, session chair, panellist, and technical author.
Vice President, Business Development, North America
Jordan has over 14 years experience in the international business world, with a focus on transportation, mining and business development. He has spent the last 4 years in North Macedonia where he assisted in the the construction and development of a refinery which now serves the global market.
Jordan studied law in the United Kingdom, has a bachelors degree in Business Administration and is also certified in Logistics.
Vice President, Investor Relations
Keegan has over 11 years of experience having successfully led and closed transactions in finance, real estate, transportation, warehousing and logistics industries. He is Vice President of Reimer Asset Corp., a subsidiary of REWC, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Keegan began his financial career in 2010 with Fidelity Investments. In 2017 he worked in London and Zurich for a venture debt firm, Bootstrap Europe.
Keegan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary, as well an MBA from IE University in Madrid, Spain.
Group Company Secretary / Head of Compliance
Simon David Harris
Simon Harris has over twelve years’ experience in providing company secretarial services to some of the largest companies in oil and gas, systems integration, and of course, the mining sector.
Holding an ICSA CCCP certification from Kensington College of Business in London he has significant experience in the field of corporate governance, international regulatory compliance and corporate structure.
Simon has managed diverse teams of experts across a wide range of jurisdictions to support M&A and structural reorganisation.
This multinational experience has also led to wide expertise in the creation of complete end to end supply chain management with integrated compliance processes for total regulatory assurance in some of the world’s toughest environments.
Head, Information Technology Oversight
Benedict holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technological Institute of the Philippines, a private university in Manila. Prior to that, Benedict studied electronic engineering for a degree in Aviation Electronics & Communication Engineer at PATTS College of Aeronautics (Philippine Air Transport and Training Services).
Ben is also certified as an Associate Software Engineer from Accenture Academy. Ben worked for Accenture for three years as a Software Engineer and Performance Team Test Coordinator, working solely with its client, American Express.
With over 16 years of experience in both Information Technology and Manufacturing, Benedict’s global IT career began at Maybank, Malaysia’s leading bank and fifth top bank brand in Asean. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Ben spearheaded technological system enhancements for credit card systems. Ben’s work yielded exceptional results for Maybank by significantly cutting processing time and costs as a Programmer Analyst & IT Consultant.
Prior to leaving Asia, Ben served for two years doing voluntary missionary service in the Philippines. Ben now lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and daughter, where he is the Director of IT and System Administrator for World Heritage Solutions.
Metalysis’ innovation strategy is underpinned by its core principles of environmental and resource stewardship for long-term sustainability.
Primary refining cost and energy reduction;
By-product refining and waste reclamation;
End product manufacturing loss and raw material waste reduction;
De-carbonisation in manufacturing.
Where possible, Metalysis will seek to develop:
Zero waste manufacturing programs;
Closed loop water systems to eliminate waste water discharge;
Renewable energy sources where achievable