The new president and CEO of NORTH AMERICAN PALLADIUM of Toronto is Andr J. Duchane, a graduate of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and of the Kellogg School of Business. Duchane and Greg Van Staveren were also named to the board of the company.TRUE NORTH GEMS of Vancouver has named a project leader for its Regal Ridge emerald project in Yukon Territory. Len De Melt will head the $2.1-million surface and underground exploration program at the site. His resum includes building mines such as the Ekati diamond mine, the Golden Bear gold mine, the Rabbit Lake uranium mine, Syncrude’s oil sands mine, and the Croiner gold mine.Barry L. Whelan, P.Geo, is the new COO of CANADIAN METALS EXPLORATION. He will be responsible for co-ordinating operations at the Turnagain nickel project in northwestern British Columbia.RADISSON MINING RESOURCES of Rouyn-Noranda, Que., has announced the appointment of Donald Lacasse as its new president following the departure of Guy Parent. Lacasse is a civil engineer who was named to Radisson’s board seven months ago.EUROPEAN GOLDFIELDS of Toronto has named Eileen Carr is new corporate secretary, CFO and a board member. The resignations of Paul Martin (CFO), Frank Wheatley (VP, secretary and general counsel), and Gary O’Connor (VP exploration) were also announced.Doug Jones is now VP exploration at GOLDEN STAR RESOURCES of Denver, Colo. His professional accomplishments include discovery and exploration of the Siguiri gold deposits in Guinea.ARGOSY MINERALS of Vancouver has named John Maloney as a director. He is a former bursar of Wesley College in Australia.CATTRON-THEIMEG of Sharpsville, Penn., has created two new business units: marketing and sales to be headed by Jim Kingerski; and operations under the direction of Frank Rudge.