Board of Directors

Alan Savage

Chairman and Director

Mr. Savage brings 50 years of experience in the capital markets in North America and offshore to ePower Metals. Among other accomplishments, he was the founder of Imperial Metals Corporation and president and a director of that Company from 1978 to 1986. As President of New Canamin Resources Ltd, Mr. Savage was credited with the discovery and commercial feasibility of the 20,000 TPD Huckleberry copper deposit in British Columbia. Mr. Savage is currently a director of Pacgen Life Science Corp and Epicore Bionetworks Inc, and owns and operates Southern Gold Resources Ltd, a successful investment and venture capital enterprise.

Michael Collins, P.Geo

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Collins is a Professional Geologist with extensive public market and consulting engineering management experience. Michael worked for 5 years as VP North America with Mining Plus Canada Ltd., a specialized underground and surface mining engineering consulting company. He has also served as management or as a director of five Vancouver based public companies since 2005 and is currently also a director of Nortec Minerals Corp. Over the last 21 years he has developed a strong skill set in mineral exploration, deposit modelling and project development. Michael graduated with a BSc. Honours from Dalhousie University in 1996.

Companies and projects of note include production and exploration at the Red Lake Mine with Goldcorp, exploration work on the South Raglan project in the Ungava Peninsula with Canadian Royalties and as a consulting geologist on cobalt projects in Western Uganda and the Idaho Cobalt Belt. His work has also taken him to such diverse environments such as East Africa, Central and South America and Southeast Asia.

Dr. Gregg C. Bruce, Ph.D


Dr. Gregg C. Bruce graduating with a PH.D. in chemistry from University of Victoria in 1992 and started work as Project Manager for the USAF large rechargeable Lithium cell development program. The timing of this initial assignment was fortuitous since it coincided with commercialization, by Sony in 1991, of the Lithium Ion battery. The performance of these cells was a very important initial step in the development of large Li Ion cells for space and defense applications and the subsequent commercialization and mass production of lithium batteries. It was during this period where Dr. Bruce was recognized as one of a handful of North American Lithium Ion technical experts.

For the past seventeen years Dr. Bruce has been involved in the development and manufacture of Lithium Ion batteries for implantable medical applications. During the same period of time Dr. Bruce has also been involved in the commercialization of Li/MnO2 cell chemistry producing the world’s smallest implantable battery using Li/MnO2 cell chemistry. More recently Bruce’s work has focused on Li/CFx-MnO2 battery technology and this work has resulted in the award by the US Army for the production of the BA-5790/U battery for man portable devices.

Michael Kobler


Mr. Michael Kobler has over 35 years experience in the resource sector, specializing in identifying, acquiring, developing and producing natural resource opportunities throughout the world. This experience includes overseeing the design and construction of a number of mining and tunnelling projects. Currently CEO and Director of American Lithium, Mr. Kobler has served in a variety of roles for early stage companies including, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Technical Advisor, Engineer and Project Manager, along with being a major shareholder in a number of these ventures. 

Mr. Kolber has focused his career in North and South America, which has included exploration and mine planning projects at El Pauji in Venezuela as well as mine planning and development projects for HW Mining at La Serena and El Teniente in Chile. In North America, Mr. Kobler was involved in developing the mine at the Sacaton Shaft in Casa Grande, Arizona and helped develop the Amethyst Mine at Creede, Colorado for HW Mining. In 2005, Mr. Kobler was a Co-Founder and the original CEO of Osum Oil Sands Corp. (“Osum”) where he oversaw the analysis and acquisitions of the original oil sands leases that form the core of Osum’s projects at Cold Lake and the Saleski carbonates, both in Alberta. During his tenure with Osum, Mr. Kobler oversaw the growth of the company from start-up to a valuation approaching $500 million; he also hired his successors to ensure the smooth transition of the company to its next phase of growth and an equity value approaching $2 billion.

Fred Tejada, P.Geo


Mr. Tejada is a professional geologist, registered in British Columbia. Mr. Tejada has 30 years of international mineral industry experience and has a proven track record, working with both major and junior mining and exploration focused organizations. Mr. Tejada was Country Manager for Phelps Dodge Exploration Corporation in the Philippines with responsibility over corporate and technical matters, development of exploration strategy and acquisitions. Mr. Tejada is President and Director of Tirex Resources Ltd. and previously held the position of Vice President for Exploration of Panoro Minerals Ltd. where he directed the resource definition drilling of its two major copper projects in Peru. Mr. Tejada is also active as a director with Coronet Resources Inc. 

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