America West Resources, Inc. Management TeamWith a seasoned management team who have several years of experience in the coal industry, America West Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ OTC: AWSR) Is strategically positioned for rapid growth in the Western United States. As AWSR management oversee the Horizon Mines' Utah coal mining procedures, they will also continue to look for acquisitions of additional coal reserves.
Dan R. Baker, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Dan was named as America West Resources’ new Chief Executive Officer in July 2008, and a month later was appointed as an executive member of the Board of Directors. Previously, he served as the Chief Operations Officer beginning in August 2007. He began his business career in mining as a laborer in 1969 following an extended tour of duty with the United States Army in Vietnam. Dan has earned significant mining expertise serving as a longwall foreman, senior mining engineer, longwall superintendent and manager of underground operations while working for United States Steel Corporation, Kaiser Steel Corporation, Braztah Corporation, Utah Power and Light Company, Emery Mining Corporation and Kaiser Coal Corporation.
In 1987, Dan joined Interwest Mining Company as Vice President/Operations, overseeing both underground and surface mines in Utah, Wyoming, Washington and Australia for PacifiCorp. He served on the Interwest Board of Directors and was a member of the mining and fuels team for PacifiCorp’s international activities. Dan became President and Chief Executive Officer of Interwest and Vice President/Fuels for PacifiCorp in January 1998; positions he held until he became Executive Vice President at CONSOL Energy in November 1999. At CONSOL Energy, he provided overall leadership, strategic direction and management oversight of all mining operations, intent on producing quality coal at a low cost and while complying with the highest safety standards. Since 2002, Dan has been providing consulting services for energy companies. He joined Hidden Splendor in September of 2006.
Brent Davies, Chief Financial Officer
For over the last ten years Brent has been the CEO of Robison, Hill & Co., APC, Certified Public Accountants. Brent graduated from the University of Utah in 1973 with a B.S. in Marketing and a B.S. in Management. After serving as a manager in the S. S. Kresge Co. (K-Mart), he returned to school and received a B.S. in Accounting and a MBA (accounting option) in 1976 from the University of Wyoming. He is a Certified Management Accountant and has CPA certificates from California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. He has had 40 years of diversified public accounting, industry and teaching experience, including national accounting firm auditing experience; serving as a controller of a small privately owned company; serving on the Board of Directors of several small public and private companies; and participating in accounting and marketing research projects that resulted in two of the articles which he wrote, being published in national magazines.
Brent’s initial involvement in the mining industry began in 1972 when he was employed by Commercial Shearing Inc. which was heavily involved in tunneling and mine roof support systems. During his career in public accounting he has been involved with various oil and gas, coal, gold, silver, phosphate, sand and gravel mining companies as a consultant, tax preparer, auditor and in financial statement preparation. He has also served on the board of directors for two mining companies, and has served as the Utah representative to the State of Nevada CPA Peer Review Acceptance Body.