John Wong Director Founder of North American Mining Group, iron ore and iron mines; pioneered the computer industry in Taiwan manufacturing key boards, power supplies and cases. Led the efforts for several US technology companies establishing manufacturing base in Taiwan and China from the 70’s thru the 90’s. Spearheaded a major communications company entry into the China cell phone market and launch e-commerce TV show with China Central Television. John earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from San Diego State University with post graduate studies in International Business from University of California San Diego.
Paul Lu Director Mr. Lu is a certified public accountant in the United States. He is also an independent director of Astro Corp., a company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange; director of Bright International Group Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange; the chairman and director of Green Power (Baoding) Limited, a business involved in renewable energy. Mr. Lu is a managing director of Twin Oaks Capital LLC. Mr. Lu holds a MBA degree from California State University at Los Angeles.
Robert Budd Sales Manager Metallurgical Process Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the U.S. hard-rock mining industry and over 7 years of Sales experience in the international mining industry. Mostly worked with mining operations between northern Mexico, the southwestern United States, and western Canada. Customers included Grupo Mexico and Met-Mex Penoles from Mexico, HudBay Minerals from Canada, and both ASARCO and Phelps Dodge in the United States.
In memoriam, we honor co-founder Edward Nixon for his instrumental role with Virina Steel. A true visionary and always environmentally conscious, Mr. Nixon with his geological proficiency was the inspiration behind the development of the Virina Nano-technology steel making process.