Andre M. Zeitoun
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director
Mr. Zeitoun has served as President and CEO of Applied Minerals since 2009. He has 16 years of experience investing in operational turnarounds with a focus on early stage, emerging growth industries– most recently as a Portfolio Manager with SAC Capital. He is responsible for executing the turnaround and rebranding of the Company and its products and successfully leading it from exploration stage to commercialization in less than three years.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Carney has served as CFO of Applied Minerals since 2015. From 2012 until 2015, Mr. Carney was Vice President of Business Development for Applied Minerals. From 2009 through 2012, he was the Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company, instrumental in the successful transition from Atlas Mining to Applied Minerals. Mr. Carney graduated with a BA in Computer Science from Lehman College and an MBA in Finance from Tulane University.
Mr. Gleeson has 40 years experience practicing securities, corporate, and mergers and acquisitions law. Prior to joining the Company, he was a partner at K&L Gates, LLP for eleven years, focusing on various areas of corporate law. For his final three years at K&L Gates, he served as Applied Minerals, Inc.’s outside counsel, a time during which he acquired an in-depth understanding of the Company’s business. Mr. Gleeson began his legal career as a litigator with the SEC, specializing in accounting cases. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan.
Director of Sales
Mr. Newsome has served as Director of Sales for Applied Minerals since 2015. Mr. Newsome began his career at BASF Catalysts, LLC, formerly Engelhard Corporation, in 1994 and worked in a number of senior sales roles. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Newsome was a Sales Manager at BASF Corporation. While there he focused on the sale of specialty kaolin to the paint, coatings, plastics and rubber markets in the Southern and Western U.S. During his tenure he was credited with the development of new business, oversaw territory sales growth of 18% and restructured the firm's distribution network to yield greater efficiencies.
Prior to BASF Catalysts, LLC, Mr. Newsome was a Senior Sales Manager for Active Minerals International, LLC, where he focused on sales of specialty minerals to the paint, coatings, paper and glass markets in the U.S. and Canada.
Head of Iron Oxide Business Unit
Mr. Galante serves as the Head of the Iron Oxide Business Unit. Prior to Applied Minerals, Mr. Galante spent 15 years at Lanxess AG, a EUR9.1 billion specialty chemicals company and the world's largest producer of iron oxide pigments. While working in Lanxess' Inorganic Pigments Group, Rogerio held a number of senior level roles including Sales Manager of Inorganic Pigments for Brazil, Director of Logistics, Portfolio Management and Deputy Head of North American Iron Oxide Pigments. His experience at Lanxess covered all aspects of product commercialization and operations. Mr. Galante earned his MBA at the Tepper School of Business and Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from Escola Politécnica da USP (Sao Paolo, Brazil).
Operations Manager - Dragon Mine
Mr. Nedreberg has 20 years industry experience in operations, plant management, and technical sales. Prior to joining Applied Minerals, he spent 13 years working for Resco Products, Inc. where he managed the company’s sales effort to the hydrocarbon processing industries, provided technical and sales support to the company’s Cedar Heights Clays and Piedmont Minerals divisions, and assisted with the mine planning, drilling, and exploration of the company’s Cedar Heights resource. From 1994 through 2000 he worked in a number of capacities for United Clays, a division of WBB Minerals. In his role as General Manager at United Clays, Mr. Nedreberg supervised manufacturing processes, improved logistic and procurement performance, and assisted geologists with the implementation of a drilling program to establish clay reserves. Mr. Nedreberg has a rich understanding of the Dragon Mine property and the Tintic District. In 1997 he produced a report on the economic feasibility of the Dragon Mine’s clay and iron ore resources for the management of United Clays.
Mr. Nedreberg graduated from Youngstown State University (Youngstown, OH) with a degree in Engineering and Materials Science.