Toronto’s AQUILINE RESOURCES has strengthened its board with the addition of Ken Thomas, a former executive at Barrick Gold and Crystallex International. He is currently global managing director at Hatch. He has won the 1991 Mill Man of the Year award from the Canadian Mineral Processors, as well as the 1999 Airey Award and 2001 Selwyn G. Blaylock Medal from the CIM.
CANARC RESOURCES of Vancouver has promoted former VP mining, Garry Biles, to the post of president and COO. He spent seven years in charge of operations at the Eskay Creek gold mine. Biles replaces Bruce Bried who has retired but remains on the board.
The new president of Vancouver-based FINNING (CANADA) is 10-year veteran David E. Parker. Formerly he was the company’s senior VP.
GABRIEL RESOURCES of Toronto has named Jonathan Weisstub its new VP corporate affairs. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the New York State Bar Assn., the Pacific Council on International Policy and a former senior policy advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada.
Penny Gould has been named president of Edmonton-based MINDORO RESOURCES, allowing former president Tony Climie to take on the duties of COO as well as CEO. The company has also named Eugene Zarowny its CFO.
Based in Oakville, Ont., ST ANDREW GOLDFIELDS has hired a new general manager for its East Timmins Operations. Duncan Middlemiss will take up the role of VP and GM on July 1, 2008. He is a graduate of Queen’s University with a BSc in mining engineering and is currently mine manager at Kirkland Lake Gold.