Geoffrey R. Bedford
Geoff Bedford became Molycorp’s President and Chief Executive Officer and a Board Director in December 2013. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Molycorp, which followed his role as Executive Vice President of Molycorp’s Rare Earths and Magnetics segment. Mr. Bedford served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Neo Material Technologies until Molycorp acquired Neo Materials in June 2012. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of the Performance Materials Division of Neo Materials from 2005 to 2011, and as Executive Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer, from 1999 to 2005. Before joining Neo Materials, Mr. Bedford held successively senior financial positions with The Woodbridge Group and Champion Road Machinery. He began his professional career with Price Waterhouse and has a broad range of operating, management and financial experience. He is a Canadian Chartered Accountant holding a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Business and Administration from Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive Masters of Business Administration program.
Michael F. Doolan
Michael Doolan was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Molycorp in June 2012. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer of Neo Material Technologies from 2005 until 2012. He also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Falconbridge Limited of Toronto since 2002, prior to its merger with Noranda, Inc. Mr. Doolan has over 25 years experience in all aspects of financial management with specific expertise in international mergers and acquisitions, offshore financing structures, and international treasury management.
Douglas J. Jackson
Doug Jackson is Executive Vice President of Chemical and Oxides as of March 2013. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Business Development from 2010. From 2002 to 2010, he was a private investor and, in 2010, he founded and is the principle of Optimal Solutions SV LLC, a management consulting company. From 1988 to 2002, he was with Dyno Nobel, Inc. (Dyno), the operating subsidiary of Dyno Nobel ASA, a global commercial explosive supplier. While with Dyno, Mr. Jackson held a variety of positions, including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, where he had the responsibility for operations in North America and South America, Dyno’s primary market, while establishing new operations in the high growth markets of Latin America. Mr. Jackson started his career at Unocal Corporation, where his roles included Engineer-Chemical Sales/Service and District Sales Manager — Industrial Chemical Marketing.Mr. Jackson received his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Washington State University in 1983 and his MBA from California State University in 1988.
James S. Allen
Jim Allen is Senior Vice President, Finance, and Treasure. Prior to joining Molycorp in 2009, Mr. Allen was an Audit Partner with KPMG LLP. Mr. Allen has extensive experience with accounting, financial reporting, capital raising transactions and mergers and acquisitions.Mr. Allen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – Accounting from Colorado State University in 1989. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Allen, his wife and two daughters live in Lakewood, Colorado.
Shannon Y. Song
Shannon Song was appointed Executive Vice President of Magnetic Materials and Alloys in March 2013. Previously, she was Senior Vice President of Magnetics & Alloys of Molycorp in June 2012, and Executive Vice President, Magnequench Division of Neo Material Technologies since August 31, 2005. Before then, she was Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and China Operations for Magnequench, Inc. and a member of the board of directors of Magnequench, Inc. since 1995. Beginning in 1991, she served as Finance Director of China National Non-Ferrous Metals Import & Export Corporation until assuming her duties with Magnequench. Ms. Song completed her undergraduate education in electrical engineering at Northern China Industrial University in 1982. In 1990, Ms. Song was awarded an MBA at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California, and in 1998, she completed the Harvard Executive Education Advanced Management Program.
Kevin D. Morris
Kevin Morris serves as Senior Vice President of Rare Metals and Senior Vice President of Administration at Molycorp. In addition to managing the Company’s global rare metals business, he is responsible for overseeing Corporate Communications; Health, Environment, Safety, and Sustainability; Human Resources; and Information Technology. Prior to joining Molycorp, Mr. Morris practiced environmental law and civil litigation for 16 years with Andre, Morris & Buttery, a business law firm located on the Central Coast of California. From 2010 through 2011 he was the managing principal of the firm. Mr. Morris received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University in 1991 and his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 1994.
Jeff Hogan was appointed Executive Vice President of Resources in March 2013. Previously, he was Vice President & General Manager of Chemicals & Oxides of Molycorp in June 2012, and was the General Manager for the Performance Materials Division of Neo Material Technologies Inc. He was also General Manager of the Company’s Thailand operation for a period of time. He joined the Company as a Marketing Manager in June 1999 and was responsible for US sales of rare earth products and production at the Company’s Chinese joint ventures. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hogan was Technical Director responsible for sales and technical efforts at a start-up manufacturing facility for inorganic metallic salts in Subic Bay, Philippines from 1997 to 1998. From 1995 to 1997, he was Assistant Plant Manager/Production Chemist at Palm International in Tennessee. From 1988 to 1991, he held successively senior positions at The Hall Chemical Company, culminating in Senior R&D/Production Chemist. Mr. Hogan graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.
Alexander D. Caldwell
Alex Caldwell was appointed Corporate Secretary and Vice President of Administration in March 2013. Previously, he was Corporate Secretary and General Manager of Administration of Molycorp in June 2012, and Corporate Secretary of Neo Material Technologies and joined the company as part of the founding team when it commenced operations in 1993. During his 19 year tenure with Neo Material Technologies, Mr. Caldwell was also responsible for human resources, information technology and administration. He has a technical background, having graduated from Ryerson University in 1980 with a Diploma in Electrical Technology, and held positions prior to 1993 in sales, sales management, office administration and technology.