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LEADERSHIP

Experienced Senior Leadership Team with Proven Track Record to Deliver Business Plan

  • Joe Carrabba

    Chief Executive Officer

    Carrabba brings over 40 years of executive experience and operational...
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    Carrabba brings over 40 years of executive experience and operational execution in natural resources and metals industries. He spent over 20 years in executive leadership at Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO), holding positions in its North American, Australian, Asian and European operations. Carrabba left Rio Tinto to assume the role of Chairman, President and CEO of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLF) from 2005 to 2013. More recently, Carrabba serves as Executive Chairman at Winston Gold (CSE: WGC), CEO of Bond Resources (CSE: BJB) and CEO of Teras Resources (TSX.V: TRA). Previously, Carrabba has served as a director of several listed companies including TimkenSteel (NYSE: TMST), Aecon Group (TSX: ARE), where he was a member of the Environmental, Safety and Health Committee, and Newmont Goldcorp (NYSE: NEM), where he chaired its Safety and Sustainability Committee.
  • Jessica Garvey

    Chief Financial Officer

    Garvey brings over 15 years of operational and financial leadership...
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    Garvey brings over 15 years of operational and financial leadership in automotive and consumer electronics industries. While at HARMAN, designer and engineer of connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, with leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon® and JBL®, Garvey managed the global supply base as Senior Vice President of Procurement. Previously, she led two global business units for Consumer Audio including Headphones & Wearables and Smart Audio. In the past decade, she propelled from a Finance Manager at HARMAN’s US headquarters to her most recent Product Development and Operations roles in China. Since 2011, Garvey and her teams have won over 240 awards for innovation and design for more than 150 different consumer audio products. Garvey was recognized as Dealerscope’s Powerful Women in Consumer Technology in 2018 and Diversity Journal’s award winner for Women Worth Watching in 2016. Garvey began her career as an audit professional at Deloitte after obtaining her CPA. She holds an MBA from Georgetown University and BSBA from American University.
  • Dave Blake

    Chief Operating Officer

    Blake brings 30 years of experience in operations, engineering and...
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    Blake brings 30 years of experience in operations, engineering and management in mining industries, including Borax, Diamonds, Iron Ore and Phosphate. Most recently, Blake developed an innovative pyro-processing technology at Novaphos, Inc. to produce phosphoric acid and useful co-products using low grade phosphate ores and waste material. He has held executive positions at Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) and Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLF), leading multiple operations internationally with budgets of up to $3 billion annually and 6000 employees. Blake managed various sized capital projects including serving as the process owner of a $1.6 billion mine operation and rail system installation in Quebec, Canada. Blake also led the implementation of a business improvement model across seven operational sites to improve performance and operational stability. Blake earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at University of Arizona and an MBA from University of LaVerne, California.
  • Chris Young

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Young has more than 30 years of leadership experience in...
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    Young has more than 30 years of leadership experience in supply chain operations, business development and business process transformation. In the last five years, Young led business development efforts for New Day Aluminum, and spearheaded the launching of ElementUS with partner Enervoxa. Additionally, Young led global sales of Jamaican bauxite in China and to the cement market, as well as managing key logistics suppliers. Previously, in the aluminum industry, Young led sales and operations planning across the integrated supply chain at Noranda Aluminum, as well as business development in the aluminum alloy industry.  Prior to the aluminum industry, Young cofounded a software exchange, led sales and business development for an early-stage distributor in the education market, and had increasing leadership roles within Mead/Meadwestvaco, including leading business operations for a one million ton per year paperboard manufacturer, for a $300 million industrial distributor, and leading an enterprise resource planning software implement for a $1B consumer products business.  Young started his career as an engineering and weapons officer on a guided missile destroyer in the US Navy, making deployments to the Mediterranean, North Atlantic and Persian Gulf.  Young is the chairman of the board of a $300 million mutual fund trust, managed by investment advisor EBS Asset Management. Young earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

DADA HOLDINGS

DADA Holdings is an investment and management company based in Fort Lauderdale, FL that makes control investments and manages companies in various industries. In addition to ElementUS, DADA’s partners’ holdings include NICHE European Holdings, which owns specialty minerals businesses Niche Fused Alumina in La Bâthie, France and Niche Fused Magnesia in Hull, England, as well as ReNew Recycling, a ferrous and non-ferrous metal processing and recycling business with operations in the Southeastern U.S. The partners of DADA are also minority partners in New Day Aluminum and its subsidiaries Noranda Alumina, located in Gramercy, Louisiana,  which produces metallurgical and non-metallurgical alumina, and Noranda Bauxite, located in St. Ann, Jamaica, which mines and ships bauxite for metallurgical and non-metallurgical applications globally.

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