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Vancouver's TECK COMINCO has announced the retirement of two long-term executives, VP exploration business developm...


Vancouver’s TECK COMINCO has announced the retirement of two long-term executives, VP exploration business development Jon Collins on Oct. 31 and senior VP marketing and refining Roger Brain on Nov. 30, after 40 and 30 years respectively with the company. Three new appointments, effective Dec. 1, have also been announced: Mike Agg as VP refining and metal sales, Andrew Tronkus as VP concentrate marketing, and John Thompson as VP technology.

The directors of STRATHMORE MINERALS, based in Kelowna, B.C., have elected David Miller president & COO of the company as well as president & CEO of Strathmore Resources (U.S.). Miller was the company’s chief geologist and brings to his new job over 25 years’ experience in the exploration and acquisition of uranium properties.

NOVAGOLD RESOURCES of Vancouver has named Peter Harris senior VP & COO of the company. He formerly worked for Placer Dome. In the same press release, NovaGold announced the appointments of L. Alberto Chang as chief mining engineer and Kevin Francis as resource manager.

Dr. Gerald Harper is the new VP exploration and Wayne J. Roberts the new senior VP at Vancouver-based WESTERN PROSPECTOR GROUP. Additionally, Douglas Proctor has joined the board of directors.

Montreal’s GLOBESTAR MINING CORP. has appointed Tim Warman its exploration manager for Canada and compliance officer.

Robert D. Wunder has joined GOLD RESERVE INC. of Spokane, Washington, as VP of Venezuelan operations. He will be responsible for all day-to-day mining activities in that country and for co-ordination of the EPCM effort at the Brisas project.

Ian Campbell has accepted the position of president & CEO of Toronto-based TEMEX RESOURCES. He has been on the board since 2001 and served in various executive posts. Former-president Brian Groves has resigned from the company to pursue other interests.


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