Our Vision

The Board of Directors made up of seasoned corporate managers is committed to increasing shareholder value first and foremost

U.S. Precious Metals, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties. The company’s current focus is the exploration of a 37,000 acre property, located in the state of Michoacán, Mexico, comprised of 8 concessions. Our goal is to develop these concessions and provide a return for our investors. We are committed to the highest standards of corporate governance and ethical conduct. We actively monitor developments in best practices and applicable laws to ensure that we meet that commitment. 


Our Team

John Leufray

Mr. Leufray is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors and also serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in marketing and design, and leads the Company’s Technical Department. He began his career as an industrial designer where he developed an innovative “Lightweight Modular Swing Arm” to hold LCD monitors on hospital beds. During his studies in Industrial Design and Marketing at University of Michigan, he was chosen to design a marketing campaign with Reebok and the Houston Rockets. Mr. Leufray then continued in the design space developing websites and internet-based applications for Nike, Ford, Walmart, and Audi, where he was the lead designer of the German company’s U.S. website. Following his career as a designer, Mr. Leufray became a business owner, founding a website development firm where he led a team of designers and programmers focusing on brand development and measurable ROI for their clients. He recently worked at JM Studios, a Miami-based advertising agency, as a Senior Consultant.

Prior to this position, he was one of the founders of Plasma Arc Technologies, an advanced thermal processing company that builds next-generation mining technology. As the Chief Technical Officer of Plasma Arc, Mr. Leufray designed proprietary components and user interfaces used in the company’s equipment. We believe that Mr. Leufray’s experience in design and marketing combined with his extensive technical background in mining technologies provides the company with a valuable skill set, and one that will help U.S. Precious Metals thrive as a 21st century mining company.

Michael Green

Mr. Green serves the company as its Chief Financial Officer and as a member of its Board of Directors. For the last 8 years, Mr. Green was and continues as the Managing Director of Valley Tax Advisors, LLC., located in Easton, Pennsylvania. He has 39 years of professional accounting experience, with an emphasis in taxation. Mr. Green built his career working for one of the prestigious “Big Four” accounting firms with expertise with a full range of businesses and individuals. His vast knowledge covers everything from corporate tax management to forensic accounting regarding shareholder disputes. Through his onsite tax service work internationally, Mr. Green has authored guides for multinational company tax policies and lectured on various tax issues impacting business. Mr. Green has directed all tax aspects of client engagements, including planning, supervision, billing, and final technical review. He has served as manager for consolidated filings and focused on minimizing interstate corporate tax burden. Mr. Green also authored and compiled a corporate policy manual for a global investment bank, focusing on tax minimization for worldwide employees on international assignment. He developed and evaluated evidence of compliance as well as exposure to liability, and assisted counsel with tax implications of proposed settlements, including long-term computations.

Carlos Hernandez

Mr. Hernandez serves on the Board of Directors. Since 2012, Mr. Hernandez has and continues to work for ICS7, Inc., a privately held IT Support company that he founded in 2012, located in Miami, Florida. He has built a substantial base of corporate clients that includes a Fortune 500 company. Mr. Hernandez began his career managing information technology systems for Opus Financial where he served abroad as the company’s Director of Network Operations. He later went on to establish his own technology consulting firm working with clients such as Rotech Healthcare, Harmony Development Corp. and others to provide them cost effective multimedia based integrated application development solutions which lowered operating overhead and improved business processes. Among his technical skill set, Mr. Hernandez is an expert on predicative analytics and software modeling tools, including those used for data mapping and mineral evaluation.

His proficiencies specifically include exploration and 3D design solutions and the integration of digital technology for modeling, estimation, design, optimization and scheduling. He aslo has a strong background in advanced grid applications, rotated block modeling, dynamic slicing and grade estimation tools that will be highly useful in providing the direct link between the Company’s decision makers and its engineering and drilling teams. Moreover, Mr. Hernandez’s expertise is expected to play a critical role in the managing and validation of drill hole, geophysical, financial analysis, lithological and analytical data from explorative and exploitative mineral mining activities. These competencies include, but are not limited to, 3D geological interpretation, compositing for non-stratigraphic and stratigraphic topographies, as well as ensuring the business can make informed decisions by identifying, planning, and communicating extraction strategies, critical path and high exposure areas as part of an interactive scenario planning process. Inasmuch, Mr. Hernandez brings a unique combination of understanding and experience to the Board through the lenses of a digital technology perspective that is focused upon maximum return on investment by carrying out optimization, design and evaluation work; calculating ore reserves in accordance with established planning policies such as cut-off grades and legislative requirements; and a commitment to continuous improvement by contributing to the optimization of systems, processes and practices.

Keith Ritson

Mr. Ritson serves the company as its head of Investor Relations. Mr. Ritson has been both a business professional and entrepreneur for over a decade. Having been an investor in USPR continuously over the past five years, he was recently offered a position assisting the company on regulatory matters and public relations, which he graciously accepted. Mr. Ritson can be reached at or by clicking the button below.