W. Paul Goranson
Mr. Goranson is the Chief Operating Officer for Energy Fuels. Mr. Goranson has thirty years of mining, processing and regulatory experience in the uranium extraction industry that includes both conventional and in-situ recovery (“ISR”) mining, and he is a registered professional engineer. Prior to the acquisition by Energy Fuels of Uranerz Energy Corporation, Mr. Goranson served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Director for Uranerz, where he was responsible for operations of the Nichols Ranch ISR Uranium Project. In addition to those duties, he also managed uranium marketing, regulatory and government affairs, exploration, and land. Prior to joining Uranerz, Mr. Goranson served as President of Cameco Resources, where he led the operations at the Smith Ranch-Highland, Crow Butte and North Butte ISR uranium recovery facilities. Mr. Goranson also served as Vice President of Mesteña Uranium LLC, and he has served in senior positions with Rio Algom Mining, (a subsidiary of BHP Billiton), and Uranium Resource Inc. Mr. Goranson has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University, and he has a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.