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MINING PEOPLE: Eastmain, Manitou Gold, Lake Shore, Noront, and Vale

Dr. John Hansuld has been named lead director at Toronto-based Eastmain Resources. He is a member of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, as well as being the Northern Miner's Mining Man of the Year, the PDAC Developer of the Year, and...


Dr. John Hansuld has been named lead director at Toronto-based Eastmain Resources. He is a member of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, as well as being the Northern Miner’s Mining Man of the Year, the PDAC Developer of the Year, and past-president of the Association of Exploration Geochemists.

Manitou Gold of Sudbury, ON, has appointed Richard Murphy as president and CEO. He holds geology degrees from the University of Western Ontario and Laurentian University. Murphy has also been named to the Manitou board, replacing Wayne Whymark who has resigned.

Lake Shore Gold CEO Anthony Makuch achieved the TopGun Turnaround CEO designation awarded by Brendan Wood International. Under his leadership, Lake Shore value grew by 187% in the last 18 months as well as made measurable improvement in shareholders’ confidence.

It is with sadness that Noront Resources of Toronto announced the sudden passing of its COO Paul Semple on April 15, 2015. Born in Englehart, ON, and raised in New Liskeard, ON, Semple graduated from Queen’s University with a BSc in mining engineering in 1983. He spent much of his career on working globally on mine developments, from handling initial feasibility studies through to the construction and operations of precious and base metal deposits as VP and general manager of Kilborn Engineering Pacific and later VP at SNC-Lavalin until 2001. Semple co-founded Penguin Automated Systems of Sudbury and was VP of projects with Western Goldfields. He was active with the Canadian Institute of Mining and received the Past-President’s Medal in 2005 in recognition of his teamwork and leadership.

Kelly Strong has stepped down from his position as VP of Vale‘s Ontario and UK operations to pursue another opportunity. A graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines, he joined Inco in 2001, four years before it became Vale.