Karnalyte Management Team

Danielle Favreau

CPA, CA, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Danielle Favreau was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of Karnalyte Resources Inc. in September of 2019. She has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since December 31, 2015 and prior to that was the Company’s Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Karnalyte, Danielle served as an Audit Manager and HR Manager at Virtus Group LLP. She has also served as Controller at Great Western Minerals Group and served many mining clients with Deloitte in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Danielle has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a CPA, CA designation from CPA Saskatchewan. Danielle served as a director of the Mendel Art Gallery and the Remai Modern in Saskatoon, serving on the audit and finance committees of both organizations. She is currently serving as a director on the board of the Saskatoon Community Foundation, where she also chairs the audit and finance committee.

Christie Gradin

CPA, CA, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Christie Gradin was appointed interim Chief Financial Officer of Karnalyte Resources Inc. in July of 2020. Ms. Gradin brings extensive expertise, business acumen and senior financial management experience to Karnalyte having held numerous senior financial and management positions in both private and publicly traded Companies. Most recently she served as the Director of Finance and Administration at SED Systems, a division of Calian Inc. She also has experience in the insurance and financial services industries. Ms. Gradin is currently the CEO of Christie Gradin, CPA P.C. Inc., providing CFO services to multiple organizations and industries. At the University of Saskatchewan, Ms. Gradin obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree, with Great Distinction, and a Masters of Professional Accounting and is a CPA, CA.

Ron Olchowski

B.Sc. Mech. Eng., Senior Manager, Engineering

Mr. Olchowski has held management positions in Operations, Design and Construction projects in mining, petroleum, energy management, and bio resources spanning over forty-four years. His mining experience has included energy, mechanical engineering, and project work with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, redevelopment of a sodium sulphate plant for Ormiston Mining, and project management of the Whitemud Resources mine and metakaolin processing plant. He assisted provincial and federal government organizations on energy management and renewables projects. He has worked as Manager on Karnalyte Resources’ Wynyard Carnallite Project since 2008, with activities including leading the Environmental Impact Studies, engineering activities on process and mining design for the Feasibility Study, and vetting Technical Studies.  Mr. Olchowski received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1972 from the University of Saskatchewan.


Karnalyte Management Team