Santa Fe Gold Corporation (OTCBB:SFEG) intends to establish itself as a major player in the precious metals mining field.
The Company's goal is to produce significant cash flow from precious metals holdings while creating a portfolio of high quality exploration
and bankable development projects that will ensure future revenue growth.
Chairman of the board of Directors and President,
Special Committee Chairmain and Compensation Committee Chairman
Mr. Hofer will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Special Committe Chairman and Compensation Chairman.
Mr. Hofer, who has served as Chairman of Santa Fe since October 2014 and interim CEO from May 6 2016 thru July 31 2016,
has been involved in a wide array of corporate finance and strategic transactions. As principal of HFE MAC LLC since 2007,
Mr. Hofer provides management and advisory services to public and private companies. Activities include evaluation of all facets of work flow,
development of business models, restructuring finance and accounting processes, regulatory compliance and risk management.
Mr. Hofer has assumed key management roles for clients, several of which have been oil and gas companies.
From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Hofer was CFO for three Swiss technology, manufacturing and energy management companies,
and from 1995 to 1998 was financial controller for Zurich State Bank. He also served as Chief of Logistics, Colonel and a Member of General Staff in the Swiss Army.
Mr. Hofer holds a MBA degree from the University of Chicago; and three degrees, including Master of Finance,
Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Engineering from universities in Switzerland. He is fluent in four languages.
Director and Chief Executive Officer
Tom Laws, age 58, is a metallurgist and mining analyst with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry.
Mr. Laws’ mining career began in Alaska operating a Placer Gold Mine. He then joined Phelps Dodge Corporation, at the time the world’s largest copper company.
His role was a Metals Accounting Specialist and Cost Analyst at the Hidalgo Smelter located in Playas, New Mexico. He later moved to the Tyrone Mine in Tyrone, New Mexico.
Eventually, Mr. Laws returned to the Hidalgo Smelter in Playas, New Mexico as controller.
Mr. Laws was then appointed to oversee costs and budget accounting at Chino Mines. He progressed to become a transaction specialist at Kennecott Mining.
There he facilitated the Phelps Dodge Corporation purchase of Chino mines and related companies. After the transaction,
Mr. Laws assumed accounting implementation and operational control of the Chino and Kennecott acquisitions for Phelps Dodge Corporation,
now part of Freeport-McMoRan Inc., one of the World's largest Copper and Gold Miners.
Mr. Laws is intimately familiar with mining operations in the Southwestern United States and in particular the Arizona and New Mexico environs.
With a large client base in New Mexico, Mr. Laws has worked with a number of mining companies, right up to the present, helping them to evaluate materials,
economic utility and the most effective processing methods, looking to develop and optimize their mining output.
His extensive area knowledge, broad experience and understanding of the local mineralogy in the mining districts of the Southwest,
combined with his many years with Phelps Dodge and Kennecott, gives him a unique perspective on where the most coveted and valuable
opportunities are known to exist and specialized knowledge of both large and small projects in the region, with special access and rights to some sizable ore deposits,
infrastructure and mines in the area. Mr. Laws was appointed to CEO of Santa Fe Gold August 1 2016.