steel would not exist
and buildings quickly crumble
steel, we cannot create lasting dreams!
by Andy Scott is clad in stainless steel
growing by 5 to 7% for 70 years
of our increasing use of metal because
it makes everything more durable
mineral claims over a 330 kilometer route
of unique high ground through
economic viability of mining chromite
and negative impact on the
ecologically sensitive wetlands
reducing chromite to ferrochrome alloy; natural gas
America for many decades will keep
its price low
ferrochrome at 1700 degrees in
electric arc furnaces
of natural gas reduction of chromite
"new art" and is the subject of global
at 1300 degrees, leading to much lower
gas reduction replacing the existing
method is equivalent to the power
needs of a country the size of Italy
fewer greenhouse gases
revolutionize ferrochrome production
Frank C. Smeenk
President & Chief Executive Officer
Frank earned his B.A. and LL.B. degrees at the University of Western Ontario and was admitted to The Law Society of Upper Canada in 1976. He left the practice of law to join the resource industry in 1987 and has served as Executive Director of Deak Resources Corporation and as Chairman and CEO of both MacDonald Mines Exploration Limited and MacDonald Oil Exploration Limited, when they were both active in exploring their various concessions in the Republic of Cuba.
He has been a director of numerous resource companies including Northfield Capital Corporation, Northfield Minerals Inc., NFX Gold Inc., Genoil Inc., Nuinsco Resources Limited, Perrex Gold Inc., Conquest Resources Limited and Armistice Resources Limited.
He is currently the Managing Director of Debut Diamonds Inc. In 1998 Frank was first elected a Director of CCC and became its Chief Executive Officer in 2004.
President & COO
Megan McElwain earned her B.A. in Communications at Ryerson University in 2000. Throughout her career Megan produced content for Fox Television in Los Angeles, A&E Television Networks in New York and then Alliance Atlantis, CTV News, Discovery Channel, BBC, National Geographic and Global News from Toronto.
In 2008, Megan founded McElwain & Company, a marketing firm in downtown Toronto that quickly distinguished itself as the go-to agency for brands from GreatWest Life, MNP, Price Waterhouse Coopers, PCL, Nestle Canada and GAP Inc. In 2018, Megan joined the Fraser Institute, an independent public policy research and education organization, as Director of Development.
Two years later, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce offered Megan the Vice President & General Manager position. Megan was appointed President & COO of CCC in January 2022.
Thomas E. (Ted) Masters
Chief Financial Officer
Ted graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours B.A. in 1983. He became a Chartered Accountant in 1987 and is currently the managing partner of the accounting firm of Palmer Reed where he has been employed for the past 25 years.
He has extensive experience with the auditing of public companies and is well versed in establishing and maintaining operational and financial policies and procedures. Ted was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of CCC Inc. in September of 2009.
M.J. (Moe) Lavigne
Vice President Exploration & Development
Mr. Lavigne’s 43 years of experience in the mining industry involved all aspects of mineral exploration and mine development, from project generation to mineral deposit delineation, project feasibility study and financing. He graduated with an M.Sc. in geology from McMaster University in 1983 and was employed by the Ontario Geological Survey until 1997.
He had senior roles in the development of the Lac des Iles palladium mine of N.A.Palladium in N.W.Ontario, the Omagh Gold Mine of Galantas Gold in N.Ireland and in the delineation of chromite deposits in the Ring of Fire, N.W.Ontario.