Meet The Team

Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson

Vice President & General Manager

Dan Johnson is a resident Arizonan with a career spanning over 25 years of environmental management, hydrological engineering, and project management experience in the state’s mining industry. Dan is a graduate of the University of Arizona, and is a registered Geologist, Hydrologist, and Professional Engineer.

Dan joined Florence Copper in 2011, and has led the company’s environmental, permitting and technical efforts with the support of the project team. He currently sits on the Arizona Mining Association Board as Treasurer.

Prior to joining Florence Copper, Dan worked with QuadraFNX, where he served as Technical Services and Environmental Manager/Director for projects in North America and Chile. He has also worked at senior levels for Phelps Dodge, Freeport-McMoran, Rio Tinto, and Montgomery Watson.

Education

  • B.S. Geological Engineering/Geosciences, University of Arizona
  • M.S. Hydrology and Water Resources Science, University of Arizona
  • MBA, Arizona State University

Work Experience

  • Vice President & General Manager, 2011 – present, Florence Copper Inc.
  • Senior Manager/Director, 2007 – 2011, QUADRAFNX
  • Senior Manager, Environment/Technical Services, 1997 – 2007, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
  • Project Manager, Technical Services, 1994 -1997, Kennecott Bingham Canyon Mine
  • Project Manager/Senior Hydrogeologist, 1989 – 1994, Montgomery Watson
  • Exploration Geologist, 1985 – 1987

Boards

  • Arizona Mining Association, Secretary/Treasurer

Glenn Hoffmeyer

Glenn Hoffmeyer

Technical Services Manager

Glenn Hoffmeyer, a graduate of Michigan Technology University with a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering, has lived in Arizona for over 20 years and has over 25 years of senior level metallurgical and mineral processing engineering experience, focused on the copper industry within the U.S.

Glenn joined Florence Copper in 2011 as the Technical Services Manager and is responsible for coordinating short and long term planning for the operation, implementing and managing technical systems, and providing leadership to the engineering function. As the project progresses into operation, he will lead the metallurgical engineering and mineral processing studies at site.

Glenn has extensive experience in hydrometallurgical operations, process development and project management focused primarily in the southwestern U.S. His professional experience includes copper leaching, SX/EW, Electro-refining and other extractive metallurgy projects for companies such as Freeport-McMoRan, Asarco, Santa Fe Pacific Gold, Copper Range Company, Cyprus Amax, and Phelps Dodge.

Education

  • B.S. Metallurgical Engineering/Mineral Processing, Michigan Technological University

Work Experience

  • Technical Services Manager, 2011-Present, Florence Copper Inc.
  • Chief Engineer, 2010-2011 , Freeport McMoRan, Technology Center
  • Metallurgical Engineer, 2009-2010, First Solar, Raw Materials Group
  • Consultant, 2008-2009, Glenn F. Hoffmeyer, Metallurgical Consulting
  • Chief Engineer, 2004-2008, Phelps Dodge/Freeport McMoRan, Process Technology Center
  • Sr. Metallurgist, 1997-2004, Cyprus/Phelps Dodge, Miami Rod, Refining & Smelting Operations
  • Metallurgist II, 1995-1997, Cyprus, Miami, SX-EW Operations
  • Metallurgist, 1995, Copper Range Company, White Pine, hydrometallurgical development project
  • Metallurgist, 1993-1995, Santa Fe Pacific Gold, Mesquite Mine, gold hydrometallurgical operation
  • Metallurgist, 1990-1993, Asarco, Silver Bell, copper hydrometallurgical operation

Professional Organizations

  • Member, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration

Ian Ream

Ian Ream

Senior Hydrogeologist

With over 15 years of experience as a field hydrologist and a consultant with Water Management Consultants, Ian Ream has extensive experience in groundwater monitoring, and the installation of production and monitoring wells. Ian has worked on state and federally regulated projects for his entire career, including working directly with state and federal regulators on permitting, permit compliance, and the design of groundwater and surface water monitoring programs. Ian has been involved in numerous well installation and hydrogeologic testing projects, including aquifer storage and recovery projects. Ian’s experience also includes well rehabilitation, groundwater and surface water quality sampling, aquifer characterization, datalogger installation and maintenance, and the design, testing, and optimization of infiltration basins for groundwater recharge.

Since joining Florence Copper in 2012, Ian has been responsible for design, procurement, and construction oversight for the Production Test Facility well field, leading feasibility studies, and compliance monitoring and reporting. As the Florence Copper Project progresses into operation, Ian will continue to lead well field optimization, environmental compliance, and data management and reporting.

Ian graduated with a Bachelor of Science focused on Hydrology and Geochemistry from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He currently sits on the Arizona Mining Association Water Quality Sub Committee. Ian is also holds Arizona licenses as a potable water treatment and distribution operator. In his free time, he is often camping, biking, swimming or fishing.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Hydrology), Evergreen State College

Work Experience

  • Senior Hydrogeologist, 2012 – Present, Florence Copper
  • Field Hydrologist, 2001 to 2007, Tucson Water
  • Project manager/Consultant, 2007 to 2012, Water Management Consultants/Schlumberger Water Services

Boards

  • Member of the Arizona Mining Association Water Quality Sub Committee

Greg Phillips

Greg Phillips

Process Superintendent

Greg Phillips is a Pinal County resident and a graduate of Eastern Arizona College.

He has 25 years’ experience in the mining industry, with over 17 years’ experience in the fields of mineral processing and solvent extraction and electrowinning (SX/EW) plant operations.

Joining the Florence Copper team in 2012, Greg is responsible for the review and approval of engineering drawings, procurement, safety, and maintenance of the site.

Prior to joining Florence Copper, Greg worked at the Carlota Copper operation in Miami, Arizona and spent 19 years advancing his career at Phelps Dodge in various roles. In his spare time, he can be found enjoying the outdoors on the golf course, hunting or fishing.

Education

  • Mechanical, Computer, Machinist, Eastern Arizona College

Work Experience

  • Process Superintendent, 2012- Present , Florence Copper Project
  • Sr. Supervisor Process Maintenance 2007- 2012, Carlota Copper Co.
  • Maintenance / Electrical Supervisor 1988-2007, Phelps Dodge
  • Maintenance, 1987 Inspiration Gold

Rita Maguire

Rita Maguire

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Rita Maguire is a recognized expert on western water policy, with over three decades of professional experience. She joined Florence Copper in 2011 and leads the Florence Copper team in legal matters, as well as leading its public and government affairs activities.

Rita’s career highlights include her roles as a founding partner of Maguire, Pearce, & Storey, PLLC, President of the Arizona Center for Public Policy, Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Fife Symington.

She currently sits on the Colorado River Advisory Council and the Water, Science & Technology Subcommittee for the National Academies of Science. Recently, Rita was awarded the Michael J. Brophy Distinguished Service Award by the Environmental and Natural Resource Law Section (ENRLS) of the Arizona State Bar.

Education

  • Juris Doctorate, Arizona State University
  • Master’s in Business Administration, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Arizona State University

Work Experience

  • Executive Vice President & General Counsel, 2011 – Present, Florence Copper
  • Partner, 2015‑Present, Maguire & Pearce, PLLC
  • Partner, 2007‑2015, Maguire, Pearce & Storey, PLLC
  • President and CEO, 2002‑2006, Arizona Center for Public Policy (aka ThinkAZ)
  • Director, 1993‑2001, Arizona Department of Water Resources
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, 1991‑1993, Governor J. Fife Symington
  • Associate Attorney, 1988‑1991, Snell & Wilmer
  • Research Analyst, 1981‑1985, Arizona State Senate – Commerce and Labor Committee,
  • Supply Coordinator, 1979‑1981, Indonesian Crude Oil

Boards

  • Water, Science & Technology Subcommittee, National Academies of Science

Awards

  • 2016 Michael J. Brophy Distinguished Service Award, Environmental and Natural Resource Law Section of Arizona State Bar

Stacy Gramazio

Stacy Gramazio

Manager of Communications and Public Affairs

Raised in Mesa, Arizona, Stacy Gramazio graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Media Arts. After spending a decade in Los Angeles working in television production, she and her family moved to her home state of Arizona in the new area of San Tan Valley over 10 years ago.

Upon her return, Stacy taught for the Florence Unified School District and Central Arizona College. She joined the Florence Copper team in 2012 and has led the communications and public affairs staff through the permitting and public review process.

She is the past-president of the Greater San Tan Chamber of Commerce and serves on board of directors for Copper Basin YMCA and the Coolidge Chamber of Commerce. In 2015 and 2016, she was recognized by Central Arizona College for Exemplary Leadership in Pinal County.

In her spare time, Stacy is busy raising two active boys with her husband Chris and is the past-president and active volunteer for the Skyline Ranch K-8 PTA.

Education

  • B.A. Media Arts, University of Arizona

Work Experience

  • Manager of Communications and Public Affairs, 2012 – Present, Florence Copper Project
  • Instructor, 2010-2011, Central Arizona College, GED program
  • English Teacher, 2009-2010, Florence Unified School District
  • Movie/TV Production Coordinator, 1994-1999, DreamWorks SKG, TriStar, and others

Boards

  • Arizona Mining Association, Communications Committee Chairman
  • Florence Copper Community Foundation, Vice President
  • Arizona Forward, Central Regional Council
  • Coolidge Chamber of Commerce
  • Copper Basin YMCA

Awards

  • 2015 Exemplary Leadership, Central Arizona College
  • 2016 Exemplary Leadership, Central Arizona College

Rebecca Rios

Rebecca Rios

Senior Community and Government Affairs Advisor

Rebecca Rios is a 4th generation Pinal County native, who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University.

With an extensive background in the nonprofit sector, Rebecca joined Florence Copper in 2011 as Senior Government and Community Affairs Advisor. She is also the President of the Florence Copper Community Foundation.

She is a current member of the Arizona House of Representatives (2015-present), serving as the Minority Whip and on various committees. Rebecca previously served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 1995-2000 and the Arizona State Senate from 2004-2010.

Education

  • BSW Social Work, Arizona State University
  • MSW Social Work, Arizona State University

Work Experience

  • Senior Government and Community Relations Advisor, 2011 - Present, Florence Copper
  • Director of Community Relations, 2007 – 2012, Empowerment Systems, Inc.
  • Director of Interagency Relations and Member Services, 2003 - 2005, Pinal Gila Behavioral Health Association,
  • Director of Children’s HB2003 Programs, 2000 - 2003, Pinal Gila Behavioral Health Association
  • Juvenile Court Liaison, 1994 - 1999, Pinal Gila Behavioral Health Association
  • Care and Program Coordinator, 1992 - 1994, Pinal Gila Behavioral Health Association
  • Children’s Mental Health Case Manager, 1990 – 1992, Community Care Network, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Minority Whip, 2015 - Present, Arizona House of Representatives
  • Assistant Minority Leader, 2008 – 2010 Arizona State Senate
  • Minority Whip, 2006 – 2008 Arizona State Senate
  • Arizona State Representative, 2015 – Present, District 27
  • Arizona State Senator, 2004 – 2010, District 23.
  • Arizona State Representative, 1994 – 2000, Districts 7 & 23
  • Member Children’s Caucus, 2005 – 2008, Arizona State Legislature
  • Member Latino Caucus, 2005 - Present, Arizona State Legislature

Boards

  • Central Arizona College Foundation
  • Florence Copper Community Foundation, President

Lorri Rodriguez

Lorri Rodriguez

Senior Administrator

Lorri Rodriguez, a native Arizonan, was born in Florence and grew up in Eastern Pinal County. She has a B.A. in Business from Northern Arizona University.

Lorri has over 20 years’ experience in a variety of fields, with over 15 specifically in office administration. She joined Florence Copper in 2011 as Senior Administrator and manages the daily functions of the site office, provides guidance and support for management and staff, and is the site liaison for Human Resources, Finance, Accounts Payable, and IT.

She is also Secretary of the Florence Copper Community Foundation. In her free time, she can be found reading, cooking, and spending time with her family. She is an active volunteer supporting our military and their families as a member of Operation Birthday Hug, Operation Support and Encouragement, and as a Star Maker for Stars for our Troops Inc. – all of which send needed support to our troops, Veterans, First Responders, and/or military family members.

Education

  • B.A. in Business, Northern Arizona University

Work Experience

  • Senior Administrator, 2011 – 2017, Florence Copper Project

Boards

  • Florence Copper Community Foundation, Secretary/Treasurer

Volunteer Organizations

  • Operation Birthday Hug
  • Operation Support and Encouragement
  • Stars for our Troops Inc.