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Donald R. Lindsay is the new president and CEO of Vancouver-based TECK COMINCO. Formerly he was president of CIBC W...


Donald R. Lindsay is the new president and CEO of Vancouver-based TECK COMINCO. Formerly he was president of CIBC World Markets and was responsible for both the Investment and Banking Division as well as the bank’s Asia Pacific Region. The company also named Jalynn H. Bennett to its board of directors.

KINROSS GOLD of Toronto has invited Hugh Agro to join its team as VP corporate development. He recently held a similar position at Placer Dome Canada.

The ALCAN board of directors has named Jacynthe Ct as a senior VP of the firm as president and CEO of its BAUXITE AND ALUMINA BUSINESS GROUP. She joined Alcan in 1988 as a process analyst at the Vaudreuil alumina works in Quebec. During her career she has been involved in the construction and start-up of a specialty alumina plant, was potroom superintendent at the Isle-Maligne smelter, and was works manager of the Beauharnois smelter in Quebec and the Lynemouth smelter in the United Kingdom. She has also been both VP of business planning and development as well as VP of human resources, environment, health & safety for Alcan’s Primary Metal Group.

WARDROP ENGINEERING’s Mining & Metals Group has a new VP, Doug Kramble. He joined the Wardrop team in 1984 as a structural design engineer and accepted positions of greater responsibility over the years. He was appointed a principal of the company in 1995, and general manager of the Saskatoon operations in 1998. For the past three years he has also served as assistant VP of the Mining and Minerals Group.

Alan R. Hill has accepted the position of president, CEO and a director of Toronto-based GABRIEL RESOURCES. He will assume his duties on May 10 when Oyvind Hushovd retires. Hushovd will remain non-executive chairman of the board.

Vancouver-based ASHTON MINING OF CANADA has named John B. Cole as its chairman. He has been a director of the company since August 1993 and is the board’s longest-serving member.

TOURNIGAN GOLD of Vancouver has promoted James Walchuck to president and COO from his previous position of VP of mining. Prior to joining the company, Walchuck was mining manager at Barrick’s Bulyanhulu gold mine. Damien Reynolds remains Tournigan’s CEO.

Dr. Robert J. Rennie has become the first CEO of Vancouver-based SPUR VENTURES, which successfully commissioned a new phosphoric acid plant in China two months ago. Rennie has over 20 years of experience in the fertilizer business, first with Esso Chemical and then with Agrium.


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