Clive R. Hartz has been appointed president and CEO of International Green Ice Inc. of Vancouver. Gary E. Davis has been appointed director and corporate secretary, replacing Eugene Beukman (director) and Debra Watkins (corporate secretary). The company currently holds claims to gold-bearing prospects in the Shebandowan greenstone belt of northwestern Ontario.
Dia Met Minerals Ltd. has appointed James Rothwell as the company’s new president and CEO, replacing James Eccott, who is retiring. Rothwell also joins the company’s board of directors. Rothwell was formerly president of BHP Diamonds Inc., which is Dia Met’s 51% partner and operator of the Ekati mine, Canada’s only producing diamond mine. Kelowna, B.C.-based Dia Met holds a 29% interest in the Core Zone joint venture of the Ekati mine, which commenced production in October 1998.
Toronto-based Nar Resources Ltd. has added John D. Burke to its board of directors. Burke is a chartered accountant with international financial expertise. Nar is committed to developing its extensive titanium mineral sands project near Truro, N.S., in which it holds an undivided 1/3 interest.
Orezone Resources Inc. of Ottawa has appointed Robert Whittall as chief financial officer. Whittall is a professional engineer and a chartered accountant with over 20 years of experience in the mining industry, primarily in financial management of public mining companies. Orezone is a junior mining company actively exploring for gold and base metals in Canada and West Africa.
Vancouver-based Silver Standard Resources Inc. has elected David L. Johnston to its board of directors. Johnson is a professional engineer with a lengthy career in senior management at major Canadian mining companies. Prior to his election to Silver Standard’s board, he was president and general manager of Highland Valley Copper Corp. Before that, he was president of Pine Point Minerals Ltd. When the purchase closes of the Candelaria open pit mine in Nevada, Silver Standard will own or have under option about 300 million silver-equivalent ounces in Australia, Argentina, the United States and Canada.
Robin J. Hickson has been appointed senior vice-president of the metals division of Kvaerner, responsible for the operation of projects worldwide. The Kvaerner Group is an Anglo-Norwegian engineering and construction group. Hickson will be based in San Francisco, and will serve as a member of the Metals Board. He will report directly to Peter Bond, president of the metals engineering and construction division. Hickson was formerly president of Cyprus-Amax Engineering and Project Development Co.
Iriana Resources Corp. has appointed Neil D.S. Westoll, PEng, as president and CEO, replacing Pat MacCulloch, who will remain as a director of the corporation. Westoll has more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry. A professional geologist, he has worked with major companies including Brinco Ltd. and Lac Minerals Ltd. as well as juniors in exploration and business development. Most recently he was president and CEO of Rift Resources Ltd. Westoll is a past chairman of the Toronto branch of the CIM, chair of the Advisory Committee of the Association of Geoscientists of Ontario, and a member of the board of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Iriana is a Toronto-based mineral exploration and development company with exploration interests in Indonesia.
Jim Henry has been approved as a director and the vice-president, mining, of Oakville, Ont.-based Meridian Resources Inc. Henry is also president of the Sota Mining Group Ltd., based in Penticton, B.C.
The Major Drilling Group International Inc. of Moncton, N.B., has appointed Francis P. McGuire as president and CEO. McGuire replaces Ron Goguen, who is retiring. Before joining Major Drilling, McGuire was vice-president of marketing and business development at MITI Information Technology Inc. of Fredericton, N.B. McGuire’s previous position was as deputy minister of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism of New Brunswick.