Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 15, 2012




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Nevada 000-53592 27-0686507
(State of Other Jurisdiction (Commission File (IRS Employer
Of Incorporation) Number) Identification No.)


11650 South State Street

Suite 240

Draper, Utah




(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (801) 816-2533


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


On February 15, 2012, the Company appointed Douglas McFarland as Chief Executive Officer. The general terms and conditions of Mr. McFarland’s appointment are as follows:


·         $1.00 per year in base compensation;

·         Reimbursement of expenses; and

·         Allocation of stock options and bonus compensation as approved by the Board of Directors.


Also on February 15, 2012, the Company appointed Paul Donaldson to its Board of Directors.


A summary of the background and business experience of Messrs. McFarland and Donaldson is as follows:


Douglas McFarland. Mr. McFarland, age 68, is a registered Geologist, certified Engineering Geologist, and Licensed Hydrologist with the State of Washington. He is also a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and Association of Engineering Geologists. Since 2009, he has been a consulting geologist with various mining clients (including the Company) in respect of projects located in the Philippines, Mexico, and the U.S.. From 2007 to 2009, he was employed as a consulting geologist with North American Oil & Minerals, Inc., a Canadian mining exploration company, in respect of mining properties located in Colorado. In 2007, he was a contract geophysicist for Williamson Associates, Inc. where he performed a complex resistivity survey to locate shallow marine illmenite deposits in the Indian Ocean near Richard’s Bay, South Africa. Prior to his association with Williamson Associates, he has provided a variety of geological and geophysical consulting services for a number of clients, and has served as an executive officer of various small mining companies. Mr. McFarland holds a B.A. and a B.S. in Geology from Eastern Washington State College, where he undertook graduate studies in geophysics and geochemistry prior to studying economic at Colorado School of Mines.


Paul Donaldson. Dr. Donaldson, age 67, is currently Professor Emeritus of Geophysics at Boise State University where, during a 30 year tenure, he served 9 years as Chairman of the Department of Geosciences and 3 years as Director of the research Center for Geophysical Investigation of the Shallow Subsurface. His primary teaching duties included courses in theoretical and applied geophysics and economic geology. Prior to his academic/research career he worked for the U.S Geological Survey and in the private sector for various mineral and energy resource companies including Amoco Production Company, Kennecott Exploration Inc. and Earth Resources Inc. Overlapping his academic career he has completed more than 50 proprietary commissioned geological and geophysical reports for private sector mineral and energy resource companies large and small. Dr. Donaldson holds a PhD in geophysics with a minor emphasis in economic geology from the Colorado School of Mines. His pre-doctoral studies were completed at Stanford University and the University of Utah. He is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and a Registered Professional Geologist/Geophysicist in the state of Idaho.




Item 8.01 Other Events


On February 15th, 2012 the Company launched a new website under the domain name www.altogroupholdings.com.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  Alto Group Holdings, Inc.
Date: February 16, 2012 By:  /s/ Chene Gardner
    Chene Gardner