People (December 01, 2001)
Idaho Consolidated Metals has appointed John E. Andrews as president and CEO. Andrews succeeds Delbert Steiner. Andrews served as president and COO of Stillwater Mining Co. from 1994 to 1999, during which tenure, he successfully re-engineered the management structure, reduced the accident rate and doubled production of platinum and palladium.
Alcan Inc. has restructured its management. Richard Evans and Brian Sturgell are appointed executive vice-presidents and will work with Primary Metal, Bauxite, Alumina and Specialty Chemicals and Engineered products. Robert Ball is executive vice-president, Value-Added Business and Manufacturing Systems. Cynthia Carroll will be president, Alcan Primary Metal Group, Michael Hanley, president Alcan Bauxite, Alumina & Specialty Chemicals Group, Kurt Wolfensberger, president, Alcan Engineered Products Group, Christopher Bark-Jones, president Alcan Rolled Products Europe and Armin Weinhold, president Alcan Packaging.
Seabridge has appointed William E. Threlkeld as senior vice-president. Formerly a consultant to the company, Threlkeld holds a M.S. in Economic Geology and B.S. in Geology, and has over 20 years of experience in the evaluation of gold projects. The company has appointed Henry Fenig, CFO of the Friedberg Mercantile Group, as a new Director.
Ivanhoe Mines made several strategic leadership appointments. Edward Flood, a member of the board of directors, has rejoined as full-time deputy chairman, and Hugo Dummett has been appointed executive vice-president, Project Development. Dummett, an international geologist, is also executive VP, exploration of African Minerals Ltd. Pierre Masse has been appointed CFO. Masse, a chartered accountant and mining engineer, has more than 20 years of experience in senior financial positions. Gil Atzmon joins Ivanhoe as vice-president, Corporate Development. He has more than 15 years experience in the mining industry as a mining executive, a portfolio manager and an investment banker.
Maurice Giroux will act as Searchgold’s president replacing Michel Lemay. He remains the chairman of the board. Benoit M. Violette replaces Lemay on the board as the company’s new executive vice-president. Violette is a geologist with more than 20 years of experience in the exploration and development of mining projects in North America and Africa.
Placer Dome Inc. has restructured the Strategic Development Group and the Canadian Operations. Geoff Handley, senior vice-president, Exploration and Corporate Development, will assume responsibility from Ian Austin, executive vice-president who is leaving the company. Peter Harris, CEO, Placer Dome South Africa reports directly to Jay Taylor, president and CEO. George Pirie, vice-president & CFO Placer Dome Canada will be responsible for the company’s Canadian Operations as Jim Gowans, executive vice-president Canada is leaving the company.
International Croesus has appointed Michelle Robinson, B. Eng. as the new exploration manager. Robinson, with over 10 years of exploration experience, holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Applied Science.
Plexmar Resources Inc. appointed Guy Bedard as president and director of the company, replacing Raymond Savoie who remains the chairman of the board.
Ian Telfer, a director of Wheaton River Minerals Ltd., has been appointed the company’s chairman and acting CEO. Telfer is a seasoned mining executive who was the president of TVX Gold from 1983 to 1993 and president & CEO of Vengold Inc. from 1993 to 2000. He has also been appointed as the chairman, CEO & president of North American Metals Corp.
Nugget Resources has appointed Graham Reveleigh as president. He has been a director of the company for two years and site manager in Australia for the company since its inception in 1994. Bob McRae has been re-appointed as a director of the company, while Peter McCarter has resigned from the board.
Tim Watson has joined as the vice-president and general manager of AMEC Simons Mining & Metals. Watson takes over the leadership role from Bob Pendreigh. Tim Watson has had key roles in numerous mining and metallurgical projects including Campbell in Ontario, Kennecott in Utah, Escondida in Chile and Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Watson has a B.Sc. and a M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering.
Sherritt International Corp. has appointed Dennis G. Maschmeyer as president and CEO, effective December 1, 2001. Maschmeyer succeeds Fred J. Wellhauser, who has been president and CEO since 1995, and who will retire in March 2002, having reached Sherritt’s normal retirement age.
Maschmeyer is a veteran of Sherritt and its predecessor companies. As Sherritt’s senior vice-president, Metals, he has led the Metals business through its most significant growth period, including the establishment of a vertically-integrated nickel and cobalt metals business. Maschmeyer has considerable international experience directing Sherritt projects in the Philippines, Australia and South Africa.
With assets of approximately $2 billion, Sherritt International Corp. is a diversified natural resources company operating in Canada and internationally. It owns an indirect 50% interest in Luscar Energy Partnership, which owns Luscar Ltd., Canada’s largest coal producer. Sherritt also has a 50% indirect interest in a vertically integrated nickel/cobalt metals business; explores for, develops and produces oil and gas reserves in Cuba and worldwide; and owns approximately 49.7% of the equity of Sherritt Power Corp., which finances, constructs and operates power generating businesses in Cuba. Sherritt has interests in cellular telecommunications in Cuba where it also has investments in soybean processing, agriculture and tourism.