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MINING PEOPLE: Avanti, Komet Resources, Pretium, Stornoway, and Stria Capital

Avanti Mining of Vancouver has named its senior management team to take the Kitsault molybdenum project through development. Mark Premo has resigned the posts of president and CEO, but will remain on the board. Gordon Bogden, who has a long...


Avanti Mining of Vancouver has named its senior management team to take the Kitsault molybdenum project through development. Mark Premo has resigned the posts of president and CEO, but will remain on the board. Gordon Bogden, who has a long career in banking and geoscience, will be the new president and CEO. The new COO will be Jeff Lowe, formerly the company’s VP operations. A.J. Ali moves from CFO to executive VP, and Graham du Preez becomes CFO.

Quebec City-based Komet Resources announced that Andre Gagne is now president and CEO. He is a former executives of Robex Resources.

James A. Currie is now COO of Pretium Resources, where he will lead the development of the high grade Brucejack gold mine. He previously led the development of the New Afton gold mine. Joseph J. Ovsenek has been promoted to executive VP from chief development officer.

Stornoway Diamond Corp. of Montreal has named Ian R. Holl to the newly created position of VP processing. He brings to the job more than 22 years of construction, commissioning and operation of diamond processing plants. He is a former employee of De Beers and served as process manager at the Snap Lake diamond mine.

Ottawa’s Stria Capital Inc. has named Julien Davy its new president and COO. The company owns the Pontax lithium project in northern Quebec and the Willcox lithium project in Arizona.


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