Montreal-headquartered AZIMUT EXPLORATION has appointed Dennis Wood as chairman. Also, Pierre Toth has joined the board, replacing Jacques Bonneau.
BLACK BULL RESOURCES of Shelburne, N.S., has named Richard J. Shearer its new president and CEO. He has been a director of Excell Minerals, president and COO of U.S. Silica Co. as well as executive VP of Global Boron Operations at North American Chemical Company. Shearer has an MBA from Eastern Michigan University. He is also a graduate of the executive management program at Harvard University.
Lynda Bloom is the new president and CEO of Vancouvers HALO RESOURCES. She holds an MSc from Queens University and has been a director of Halo since November 2006.
Sudbury, Ont.s INDEPENDENT NICKEL CORP. has named Thomas Obradovich its new chairman of the board. He was top executive at Young-Davidson Mines until its merger with Northgate Minerals.
NORTHLAND RESOURCES of Vancouver has named Dr. Hardy Lindroos as regional director of exploration. His responsibilities include managing the companys exploration program in northern Sweden and Finland.
Michael Michaud has been named VP of exploration at ST ANDREW GOLDFIELDS. He will head the Minex efforts, exploration at mine site and brownfields projects. Michaud will be based in the companys Oakville, Ont., head office.
TECK COMINCO of Vancouver is beefing up its Technology Division. Susan Stocker has become head of employee development for the division. Henry Salomon-De-Friedberg will take up the duties of superintendent of process development at CESL beginning April 1.
Benoit Laplante, who has a successful mining and engineering career that spans three decades, has joined WESDOME GOLD MINES of Toronto as VP of operations. He holds a BSc in mining engineering and MApSc in mining optimization from Ecole Polytechnique.