President and CEO of Aurvista Gold Corp., Mr. Lafleur is a Professional Geologist with 30+ years of experience within the mineral exploration industry in company project and property evaluations and audits, project planning and execution, and management. He received his B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees in Geology from the University of Ottawa and has been active in mineral exploration, both in Canada and internationally, with industry-leading companies, such as Newmont, Falconbridge and Placer Dome. From 1998 to 2003, he worked with McWatters Mining Inc., a Quebec-based jr. exploration and mining company, and was instrumental in the discovery of new ore reserves for the company's gold projects in the Val-d'Or and Malartic Mining camps, including developing the bulk gold exploration program at the Canadian Malartic Gold Property which eventually became Osisko's 10 million oz. Canadian-Malartic Deposit, and is similar to the "porphyry" zone at Aurvista's Douay property.