Board of Directors
The Boart Longyear™ Board of Directors bring a wealth of experience from a diverse group of industries and are tasked to grow and lead the business into the future.
Mrs. Jeremiah was appointed a director of the Company on October 1, 2011. Her professional career includes several senior executive roles for Alcoa, Inc., a Fortune 100 company that is the world’s primary producer of primary aluminium and fabricated aluminium. She retired as Alcoa’s Executive Vice President for Corporate Development in 2009 and in that role was responsible for leading Alcoa’s worldwide acquisition and divestiture activity as well as its strategic analysis of its business. Prior to her corporate development responsibilities, she held several senior positions in Alcoa’s legal department, including corporate secretary and assistant general counsel.
Mr. Brown received his Bachelor of Science in Economics, History, and Political Science, along with his Juris Doctorate, from the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Franklin was appointed a director of the Company on October 15 2010 and is a member of the Environment, Health & Safety Committee and the Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee.
He is currently Chairman of the Board for Keller Group PLC (London Stock Exchange) and a director of Santos Ltd (ASX) and Statoil ASA (Oslo Stock Exchange). He previously held directorships on a number of other corporate boards, including International Energy Group and Novera Energy. Mr. Franklin also served as Chief Executive of Paladin Resources from 1997 to 2006, was Managing Director of Clyde Petroleum from 1991 to 1997, and held a number of executive roles with British Petroleum earlier in his career.
Mr. Franklin is based out of England and received his Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Southampton.
Ms Fratto was appointed a director on June 1, 2011 and is a member of the Environmental, Health, and Safety Committee and the Remuneration & Nominations Committee. She most recently served as President and CEO of Diamond Innovations, a position she held between 2004 and April 2011. Diamond Innovations is located in Columbus, Ohio, and is the inventor and world’s leading supplier of manufactured diamond, cubic boron nitride (CBN), and polycrystalline products.
Prior to joining Diamond Innovations, Ms Fratto was an officer at GE and held a number of leadership position over her 20+ years with the company, including general management, operations, sourcing, product management, and marketing. Ms Fratto is a graduate of General Electric’s Manufacturing Management Program and received her BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Alabama.