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Leadership Team

Tom Power

President & CEO – Sunshine Minting, Inc.

Chairman of the Board – Sunshine Minting International (Shanghai) Co. Ltd

Director – Star Gold Corporation, Nevada

Mr. Power has over 30 years’ experience in the precious metals and minting fields. He began his career with Johnson Matthey Ltd., the Canadian division of Johnson Matthey PLC based in the United Kingdom. During his tenure with Johnson Matthey, Mr. Power held several key management positions in both Operations and Sales. In May of 1997, Mr. Power emigrated from Canada to the United States to join Sunshine Minting, Inc., as a key member of the senior management team. After a 10-year track record of growth, Mr. Power successfully acquired 100% ownership of Sunshine Minting, Inc. in January of 2007, and assumed the role of its President and CEO. During his tenure as its strategic leader, Mr. Power has successfully expanded Sunshine Minting, Inc. from a small regional supplier of products with 30 employees to the large multi-national corporation that it is today, through strategic acquisitions and expansion into international markets. The company now employ’s over 300 people with operations in the United States and China, serving a number of the world’s largest sovereign Mints and financial institutions.

Since 2011, Mr. Power has served as Chairman of the Board of Sunshine Minting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., a joint venture between Sunshine Minting, Inc., and Shanghai JinYuan Culture Development Co. Ltd., to produce precious metal blanks and products in Shanghai, China to meet world-class standards for quality and delivery globally.

Mr. Power also currently serves as a Director for Star Gold Corporation, an exploration stage company, which engages in exploring, evaluating, and acquiring mineral prospects with the potential for economic deposits of precious and base metals. Its flagship project is the Longstreet Property located in Nevada.

Prior to the precious metal field, Mr. Power has held several positions in Food Manufacturing, as well as the Financial Services Industry.

Mr. Power has studied for his Business Administration Diploma from Wilfred Laurier University and at the University of Windsor for a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Mr. Power currently resides in Henderson, Nevada with his wife.


Patricia Power

Vice President

Bio coming soon


Ron Reed

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

40 years of Professional Accounting experience in various fields including Food Processing, Electronics, Automotive, Garnet Minning and for the last 15 years, the Minting Business while at Sunshine Minting, Inc. as CFO. 

Specialist as an Accountant in the Manufacturing environment for Private and Public Companies performing duties covering Accounting Functions, Risk Management, Insurance, IT, Security for multiple Operations in the USA and China.


Annie Yang

Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Annie Yang joined Sunshine Minting. Inc in 2015 with comprehensive experience in multi-national environment and with substantial knowledge of the precious metal industry. Her responsibilities include overseeing all sales and marketing functions as well as new product development. She also has full P&L responsibility of Sunshine Minting International (Shanghai) Ltd., a subsidiary of Sunshine Minting, Inc.

Annie has previously worked for Kitco Metals Inc. at both their Head Office in Montreal and their Asia operations in Hong Kong. She was responsible for the full P&L of Kitco Hong Kong.

Annie holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from McGill University and a master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Bridgeport.


Jason Trubey

Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer

Jason has over 25 years’ experience in manufacturing overseeing all operational aspects. Before joining SMI in 2015, Jason oversaw the start up and commissioning of large, combined cycle power plants and was a Plant Director of a commercial printing company where he oversaw all day-to-day operations and the company’s relocation from Los Angeles, CA to Las Vegas, NV.

Jason will provide leadership and management across all operations and drive operational standards for safety, quality, process improvements.  Jason possesses an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from the Antelope Valley College.  


JB Spisso

Director of Security and Facilities

JB has over 30 years of experience in transforming individuals into leaders. He is a veteran of the United States Army with 26 years of service, including ten years in Special Operations with the elite 75th Ranger Regiment, leading the Country's most talented Soldiers in combat. JB retired at the prominent rank of Sergeant Major, the highest and most respected Non-Commissioned Officer position in the military.

JB is extensively well-versed as a leader, trainer, and educator. He has executed effective team building and leadership training for several professional sports teams, including NFL and NHL clubs, and was the first in the National Hockey League to hold the position of Executive Director of Leadership and Cultural Development, spawning similar roles with other professional teams throughout the league.

He routinely advises C-Suite executives on leadership and culture and is a sought after speaker for industry gatherings and leadership podcasts.

With JB, what you see is what you get. He is a motivator with an energetic passion for helping others. He understands the rigors, the risk, the teamwork and the mindset needed for success.

JB holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Organizational Management & Leadership from Nyack College and studied under notable sports psychologist Dr. Derek Anderson from 2014-2017.


Ken Lawson

Director of Human Resources

Ken is a native to the Northwest, growing up in the greater Seattle area where he studied Business Administration and Communications at Bellevue College.  After leaving Washington state, Ken moved to Southern California where he and his wife raised their two children who are now grown and out on their own.  Then in 2012 relocated to Las Vegas NV. where he has been able to advance his career.

Ken has over 30 years of experience in Human Resources and Operations with the past 15 years in manufacturing.  Prior to joining SMI in 2018, Ken was in the printing industry where he oversaw the HR and Operational responsibilities for the second largest online printing service with production facilities across the US and in Germany.

Ken was also responsible for the subsidiary companies including Software Development, Technical Support and Customer Care.

Before his career in manufacturing, Ken functioned as the District Manager for some of the nations largest retailers and was responsible for geographical areas in Southern and Central California.


Carl Gernandt

Director of Accounting and Finance

Carl-Heinz Gernandt, has over 20 years of experience within the financial industry, bringing a broad range of financial expertise and business experience to SMI, including financial planning and reporting, treasury and risk management. During this time Mr. Gernandt has served and attained various director and management roles at listed and auditing-related companies. Mr. Gernandt holds accreditations and memberships with The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (CMA, CSCA), the Chartered Professional Accountants (British Columbia) (CPA) and Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA).

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