Mr. Therrien is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA, CMA) and holds a Bachelor of Administration. He boasts extensive experience in managing financial, administrative and legal operations, specifically in the manufacturing sector and plant start-ups. Through his duties, he has worked in businesses of varying scope held by Canadian, Dutch, American and Spanish interests.
Jack Lifton is a Founding Principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC. He is also a consultant, author, and lecturer on the market fundamentals of the technology metals, the term that he coined to describe those strategic rare metals whose electronic properties make our technological society possible. These include the rare earths, lithium and most of the rare metals. The technology metals include the Platinum Group Metal.
Educated as a physical chemist, specializing in high-temperature metallurgy, Jack was first a researcher before becoming both a marketing and manufacturing executive. Finally, he became a metal trader specializing in the field of technology metals and of rare metals.
Today, after 48 years of industry involvement, he advises both OEM high tech industry and the global institutional-investment community, on the natural resource issues that impact either a proposed business model or a high-volume manufacturing plan for the mass market.
Jack is a Senior Fellow of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security.