Arizona Mining Team

Bob Budd

Bob Budd

Senior Metallurgist

Over 25 years of experience as a Metallurgical Engineer with hardrock mining companies, and most of this experience is pyrometallurgical. Bob has held positions such as Senior Engineer, Superintendant, Control Metallurgist overseeing all smelter processing operations, and Metallurgical Accountant quantifying daily/monthly output including quality control and emissions monitoring. More recently, however, Bob has taken on both pre-commissioning and commissioning roles with some of the large international engineering and construction firms. Bob is experienced in the operation and maintenance of: Acid Plants, Roasters, Converters, Blast Furnaces, Shaft Furnaces, Bedding Plants, Tank Houses and Anodes Facilities.

Ron Barbee

Ron Barbee

Over 30 years experience in the mining industry . His skill in mechanical, welding, and underground mining make him a valuable member of the team. Also known for his ability to find just about anything you need quickly and economically.

Buck Barbee

Buck Barbee

Over 10 years experience in the mining industry. Buck is an accomplished equipment operator, mechanic and welder. Buck is also known for his strength and good humor.

Stevie Komula

Stevie Komula

Over 5 years experience in the mining industry. Stevie has excellent mechanical and carpentry skills. He is also an accomplished artist and not afraid of hard work.

Mike Komula

Mike Komula

Mine Superintendent

Twin brother of Steve Komula over 30 years experience in the mining industry and is an accomplished underground miner. Mike has held many supervisory positions in mining and is Mine Superintendent for the project.

Steven Komula

Steven Komula

Over 30 years experience in the mining industry and an accomplished underground miner, equipment operator, welder, and carpenter. Steve is well known for his knowledge and good humor.

Each and every one of these gentlemen

...are valuable assets to the team. Their experience, work ethic, and commitment to the company will ensure the ultimate success of the project.