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MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Atlantic Industries, Chieftain Metals, Creso Exploration, Cummins Westport, NWT and Nunavut Chamber, Pebble, and Rainy River

Phil Carroll was recently named senior regional engineer for British Columbia and Yukon by Atlantic Industries Ltd. of Mt. Pearl, NL. He will focus on the transportation and mining sectors.


Phil Carroll was recently named senior regional engineer for British Columbia and Yukon by Atlantic Industries Ltd. of Mt. Pearl, NL. He will focus on the transportation and mining sectors.

Chieftain Metals of Toronto has appointed Joanne Thompson its sustainability manager for the Tulsequah Chief zinc-gold-copper mine. Her experience comes from Newmont Mining where she served in various environmental roles. Thompson has a BSc in geographical sciences from the University of Queensland and a law degree from Queensland University of Technology.

The new president and CEO at Creso Exploration of Montreal is Vernon K. Drylie. He holds a BASc in metallurgical engineering from the University of Toronto and was employed for 12 years by Johnson Matthey.

Cummins Westport of Vancouver has named Jim Arthurs its new president. Formerly he was VP of Westport Cryogenic Systems.

Pamela Strand has taken on the role of president of the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines. While she is busy there her role as president of Shear Diamonds will be filled by Julie Lassonde. Shear is working toward reopening the Jericho diamond mine in Nunavut.

The Pebble Limited Partnership, has named Rejean Carrier as COO to lead the technical program and operations at the Pebble copper-gold project 380 km from Anchorage, AK. Most recently he was site director and deputy project director for Koniambo Nickel in New Caledonia. The Pebble partnership is equally owned by Anglo American plc and Northern Dynasty Minerals of Vancouver.

As the Rainy River gold project moves forward, Toronto’s Rainy River Resources has made two key appointments. Paolo Toscano, formerly of SNC-Lavalin, is now director of metallurgy. The new corporate heath and safety manager is Doug Brown, formerly of De Beers Canada.


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