Bill directs McEwen Mining Inc.’s mining operations in Mexico and Nevada, including planning, development, construction and operation of the El Gallo and Gold Bar projects. He has over 30 years of engineering and management experience, particularly in open pit mining in Mexico and the Western United States. Mr. Faust is a Registered Professional Engineer in New Mexico, and holds an MBA Finance, Management from Western New Mexico University, a BS, Mining Engineering from New Mexico Tech and a BS, Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico. A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Faust also served in the US Navy and more recently the Navy Reserve, where he held various positions over a 26-year career. In 1999, Mr. Faust retired as a Captain (O-6).