Ralph Knode

Ralph Knode

Chief Executive Officer

Ralph Knode joined Strata Energy in April 2012 as the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Knode holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Amherst College, in addition to twenty years of experience in uranium production. Most recently, Mr. Knode served as the Director of Operations and Construction for a joint venture between Cameco and Kazatomprom, Kazakhstan’s State uranium mining entity, from 2005-2007. While serving in this capacity, Mr. Knode oversaw a number of successful initiatives ranging from multi-profession, multinational team integration to several initiatives that significantly improved drilling productivity, in addition to an exemplary safety record. Over the past decade, Mr. Knode has held several high-ranking positions with major uranium developers and now brings this extensive experience to the Strata team.

Mike Griffin

Mike Griffin

Vice President of Permitting, Regulatory and Environmental Compliance

Mike Griffin has over 35 years in the nuclear industry including safety, health, environmental, radiation protection, permitting and regulatory affairs for uranium mining companies, uranium mill decommissioning, federal and commercial environmental reclamation and decommissioning projects, nuclear power plant waste management operations, and naval nuclear propulsion.

Michael D. Brost

Michael D. Brost

Vice President of Geology

Mike Brost has over 33 years of uranium-specific geology experience in the western Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. His ISR-specific experience includes geology management services from development and delineation drilling to wellfield design and construction, wellfield operations, and reclamation. He has managed planning, budgeting, and supervision of project exploration activities across Wyoming and Western Nebraska, helping to identify and evaluate new production center prospects. Mr. Brost also has extensive experience in landowner and regulatory relations.

Jan Fajgl

Vice President of Operations

Jan Fajgl has over 25 years of experience in managing uranium field operations, mining engineering, and hydrogeology throughout the United States, Czechoslovakia and Kazakhstan.

Mr. Fajgl joined Strata from Uranium One Inc., one of the world’s largest publicly traded uranium producers, where he was the head of the Uranium One Technical Group in Almaty, Kazakhstan for the past five years. During that time Mr. Fajgl was responsible for technical oversight of five ISR uranium mines in Kazakhstan.

Prior to joining Uranium One, Mr. Fajgl served as the Deputy Director of Operations, Site Manager, and acting head of the Health, Safety and Environmental Department at the Katco uranium mine in south Kazakhstan. During his time at JV Katco, Mr. Fajgl coordinated all activities of all major departments at the mine.

Mr. Fajgl also served as Mining Engineer and later Director of Operations for Cameco Corporation, dividing his time between Cameco mines in Kazakhstan and Nebraska, USA. During that time, Mr. Fajgl managed the construction of an ISR mine in Kazakhstan.

W. David Hofeling

W. David Hofeling

Vice President of Finance & Administration

Strata Chief Financial Officer Dave Hofeling has over 20 years’ experience in finance and accounting specific to the mining industry. During his 16 years with Rio Tinto, Mr. Hofeling rwas responsible for financial oversight including global finance, governance, compliance, tax optimization and risk management at numerous domestic and international aluminum, copper, gold and nickel capital and exploration projects. Mr. Hofeling also worked for six years in Nevada gold operations.