Claude Resources of Saskatoon, SK, has named Brian Skanderbeg its new senior VP and COO, effective Sept. 1, 2012. He joined the company in 2007 as exploration manager and became VP exploration the following year. In addition to oversight of the company’s exploration programs, Skanderbeg will have overall responsibility of all aspects of the Seabee gold operation in northern Saskatchewan.
Steve Blower is now VP exploration at Toronto-based Denison Mines. He was formerly president and CEO of Pitchstone Exploration. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (BSc in geology) and of Queen’s University (MSc in geological sciences).
Vancouver’s South American Silver Corp. has announced that president and CEO Gregory Johnson has stepped down from those roles with the company. Phillip Brodie-Hall has been named to the posts in the interim.