With all fireworks happening in Junior mining sector now Lomiko is waiting on the sidelines, but the ongoing drilling program can change it all in heartbeat. CEO Paul Gill is constantly buying Lomiko Metals shares and it looks like he is putting his name solidly on the company success - we like it, this is the way to build the business.
Time is to study him, his story and his company - Lomiko Metals. QE3.0 will push all assets higher, but after first excitement with Gold and Oil going Up structural problems of Energy Transition will bring Lithium and Graphite to the traders' screens again. Paul's motto is "Buy low, build high" - we like it! The results will show how high can can build it.
"This is a technology that is adaptable, that is a good replacement for the internal combustion engine... We think this is a significant factor," says Paul Gill, President, CEO and Director of Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSXV: LMR) (www.Lomiko.com). In this video, Tracy Weslosky, Publisher of ProEdgeWire (www.ProEdgeWire.com) talks with Paul about Lomiko's Quatre Milles graphite property in Quebec. Paul also explains that electric cars have about 10 to 20 times more graphite in the lithium-ion battery than there is lithium, adding up to between 20 to 30 kilograms per car. Paul tells investors he sees a long term bull market for graphite and explains the factors that are considered when looking for new graphite properties. With good access, paved roads, infrastructure and proximity to end users, shareholders can expect that over the next 12 months Lomiko's drill campaign will lead to a resource estimate for the Quatre Milles graphite property. With a positive outlook on graphite and increasing demand, Lomiko is strategically positioned to take advantage of this favour able forecast.
Disclaimer: Lomiko Metals is a GraphiteBlog sponsor."
Lomiko Commences Drilling at Quatre Milles East Flake Graphite Property In Quebec - CEO Buys More Shares LMR.v
"After the initial pop all Graphite hype was gone this spring - only those who can show the goods will stay in the game. Lomiko now is drilling its graphite project in Canada and its ability to confirm historic high grade intersections will define this story going forward. It looks like CEO himself likes what he is doing with this company now and has bought more shares just couple of days ago.
All juniors were beaten into the dust this summer - the ones with the real story will be coming back to life first. The most crucial will be who is supporting the company and its access to the capital - the same as in Gold and Lithium sectors."
BE Business Excelence:
A. Paul Gill, President & CEO of Lomiko Metals Inc.
Nobody’s perfect. What quality or ability do you wish you had?
I wish I had the ability to choose the right employees and the patience to train them. It seems anytime I find the right person, they get hired away from our small company and those that want to stay don't always develop skills.
What is the best business book you have ever read, and why?
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk. (Peter L. Bernstein). Understanding and assessing known risks, identifying and quantifying the impact of risk that has not occurred, discussing the rewards for success, the development of a science supporting the mutual fund industry, hedge funds and other publicly-traded stocks is discussed. Understanding risk is essential to making decisions in changing business climates.
Someone you would most like to have met, living or dead, and why?
An impossible question! There are so many inspiring people in the world I would like to meet or would have liked to meet. I would have to say the most interesting person would have to be George Washington. This is a man that forged the greatest nation the world has ever known where, despite being far from perfect, people live free of tyranny, mostly in general well-being and with a steadfast loyalty to their country.
What do you consider to be your major achievement (in life or business)?
I was one of the founding directors of Norsemont Mining which helped to create more than 20 new millionaires and made money for anyone that invested and held their stock when it rose from $0.05 to a buy-out at $4.25. Today, that mine is being built in Peru and will supply copper to the world for the next 50 years.
Who or what do you think is overrated?
Europe in general is over-rated within the global community. Growth rates are stagnant, birth rates are negative and most nations have low productivity. If Europe is going to survive it must increase immigration, increase birth rates and increase productivity.
What mistakes have you made (professional or otherwise), and what did you learn from them?
I tried to run 2 very active companies at once between 2006 and 2011 and was not prepared for a black swan event like 2008. Never bite off more than you can chew and know that the true worth of a company is the management's skills, because you never know what kind of opportunities are around the corner if you have the capacity to take them on.
Which one piece of wisdom would you pass on to your successor?
Always answer the phone but if you miss a call, return it immediately. Opportunities never wait nor do impatient shareholders who may have their finger on the trigger.
Who has been your inspiration professionally?
Frank Guistra – someone who has made money in mining finance and company building and then contributed $100 million to the Bill Clinton Foundation to help Africa.
How would you like to be remembered after your retirement?
As someone who made every shareholder that held on wealthy.
Do you have a quote or motto you live (or work) by?
“Buy low, build high”
A. Paul Gill is President & CEO of Lomiko Metals Inc. For more information see www.lomiko.com"
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