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Four directors with ties to Brascan have resigned from the board of Toronto-based FALCONBRIDGE. They are George Myh...


Four directors with ties to Brascan have resigned from the board of Toronto-based FALCONBRIDGE. They are George Myhal, Robert Harding, Jack Cockwell and Bruce Flatt. They will not be replaced, and the board will consist of the 13 other serving directors.

The ONTARIO MINING ASSOCIATION has three new board members. The OMA added Patricia Dillon (Teck Cominco’s manager of corporate relations), Mary Ann Crichton (Hatch Consultings’ global head of investment and business planning) and Bill Stiebel (Jacques Whitford’s VP of resources) to the board.

Montreal-headquartered ALCAN INC. has chosen Richard Evans to succeed Travis Engen as the company’s president and CEO. Evans is current executive VP at the company. His appointment will take effect at the end of March 2006 when Engen retires.

Ken Thomas is stepping down from his position as executive VP and COO at CRYSTALLEX INTERNATIONAL in Toronto on Nov. 8. He is the recipient of some of Canada’s most prestigious industry awards including the Selwyn G. Blaylock Medal and the Canadian Mineral Processors Mill Man of the Year award. Barney Burke, who has managed the day-to-day aspects of the Las Christinas project, has been promoted to VP engineering and construction.

NEWMONT MINING CORP. of Denver has named Thomas Enos its new senior VP of operations, Bruce Hansen its new senior VP of operations services and equipment, and Robert Bush its new senior VP of energy solutions. All three will report directly to chairman and CEO Wayne W. Murdy.

Steve Manz has been appointed president and CEO of Vancouver-based FREEGOLD VENTURES. His expertise lies in securing financing for junior and mid-tier resources companies.

Toronto-based FNX MINING has named Roland L. Horst as VP of business development for the company and as president of Aurora Platinum. His duties will include managing FNX’s equity holdings in Lakeshore Gold, Superior Diamonds and Dynatec.


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