Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Marc Roy was appointed as CEO and as a Director of Focus Graphite Inc. in July 2020. Mr. Roy brings to Focus Graphite more than 20 years of global experience in Executive Management roles. Mr. Roy most recently served as an Executive at BDA, Inc. overseeing EMEA as well as global mergers and acquisitions from January 2017 to June 2020. Prior to his position at BDA, Inc., Mr. Roy served as CEO of BrandAlliance from May 2013 to January of 2017. Prior to BrandAlliance, Marc served as CEO of Accolade Reaction Promotion Group from January 1999 to February 2010. His extensive global experience in mergers and acquisitions as well as track record in delivering results, while leading transitioning companies, made him an ideal addition to the executive team and Board of Directors.
Judith T. Mazvihwa-MacLean, CMA, MBA, MSc, BSc
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Mazvihwa-MacLean has nearly two decades of experience in mineral exploration, mining, management, and corporate finance. Prior to joining Focus Graphite, Ms. Mazvihwa-MacLean was the Chief Financial Officer for Golden Harp Resources, Logan Resources and Acme Resources (formerly, International KRL Resources Corp.). She also served on the Board of Directors for both Logan Resources and Acme Resources.
Ms. Mazvihwa-MacLean has a significant academic background. She holds a B.Sc. (Geology) from the University of Zimbabwe, an M.Sc. from Brunel University in England, and earned her MBA at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. She was accredited as a Certified Management Accountant by the Certified Management Accountants Society of British Columbia.
Dr. Joseph E. Doninger, MSc, BSc
Director of Manufacturing and Technology
Dr. Doninger is the developer and co-developer of a number of U.S., European and Canadian patents related to carbon processing methodologies and processing equipment.
Also, a chemical engineer, Dr. Doninger is the author and co-author of some two dozen technical papers and studies related to graphite composite anodes; carbon-based materials for electrochemical energy storage systems; advanced graphite for Lithium-ion batteries and other related publications. He also is a co-editor of a NATO Science Series book titled New Carbon Based Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems.
Dr. Doninger’s academic background includes an Honorary Professorship at the Department of Chemistry, Kiev National University of Technologies and Design; a Doctorate of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering and Master of Science, Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, and; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois. As a consulting engineer, Dr. Doninger served as President of Dontech Global, Inc. During his 17-year career with Superior Graphite Co., he held the posts of Senior Vice-President, Technology, Vice-President, Engineering and Product Commercialization, Vice- President, Manufacturing, and Vice-President, Technology. His corporate background also includes that of Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Minerals Group, Applied Industrial Materials Corp, of Deerfield, IL; and General Sales and Marketing Manager, International Minerals and Chemical Corp., of Libertyville, IL.