Mark A. Smith
About Mark A. Smith
Mark A. Smith serves as our President, Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Board of Directors and a shareholder of Molycorp. Prior to Molycorp, Mr. Smith was the president and Chief Executive Officer of Chevron Mining Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation. Mr. Smith was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2006. Chevron Mining Inc. operated five mines one of which was the Mountain Pass, CA Rare Earth mine.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Smith was a vice president for Unocal Corporation, where he was responsible for managing the real estate, remediation and mining divisions. Mr. Smith worked for Unocal for over 22 years.
Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural engineering from Colorado State University in 1981 and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Western State University, College of Law, in 1990. He is a registered professional engineer and an active member of the State Bar of California and Colorado. Mr. Smith and his wife live in Denver, Colorado.