Chief Executive Officer since April 2013 and a director of the Company since September 2011. Mr. Gilles also currently serves as a Director and Executive Board Officer of the Geothermal Resource Council. Mr. Gilles is a senior executive with 30 years of experience in the management, operations, maintenance, engineering, construction and administration of power and petrochemical plants and their related facilities. Mr. Gilles' primary activities have included the identification, evaluation and acquisition of existing renewable projects or portfolios, as well as heading development of new green-field opportunities. During his 23 year career with Calpine Corporation as Senior Vice President, Mr. Gilles managed the Company's geothermal portfolio of 750 megawatts at the Geysers geothermal field where he was instrumental in consolidating the majority of the ownership interests into a single entity. Mr. Gilles was part of the expansion and growth of Calpine Corporation from the very first megawatt to what is now the largest independent power producer in the United States. Mr. Gilles holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Gilles' qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his over 35 years of experience in the energy industry and his many years of senior management and director experience.
Co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since March 2000, President of the Company since September 2011, and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since December 2003. Mr. Glaspey served from March 2000 until December 2004 as the President and Chief Executive Officer for the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V") listed U.S. Cobalt Inc. until the acquisition of Geo-Idaho in December 2003. He also served as a director and the Chief Executive Officer of Geo-Idaho from February 2002 until the acquisition of Geo-Idaho in December 2003. During his career in the mining industry, he has held operating positions with ASARCO, Earth Resources Company, Asamera Minerals, Atlanta Gold Corporation and Twin Gold Corporation. Mr. Glaspey has 38 years of operating and management experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Processing Engineering and an Associate of Science in Engineering Science. His experience includes public company financing and administration, production management, planning and directing resource exploration programs, preparing feasibility studies and environmental permitting. He has formed and served as an executive officer of several private resource development companies in the United States, including Drumlummon Gold Mines Corporation and Black Diamond Corporation. He is currently a director of TSX-V listed Thunder Mountain Gold, Inc., which is also quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board. Mr. Glaspey's qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his over 38 years of experience in the natural resource industry and his many years of senior management and director experience.