People (April 01, 2006)
Montreal’s Birim Goldfields has named Vic King its new president and COO. His previous job was regional exploration manager for Gold Fields in Africa.
Century Mining of Blaine, Wash., has announced two new key appointments. Dan Brost is now manager of resource geology with responsibility for reporting resource estimates. Alan Gorman is director of special projects and will be based at the Sigma-Lamaque complex in Quebec.
George Sanders has joined Consolidated Pacific Bay Minerals of Vancouver as its president and CEO. The former holder of those positions, Guilford H. Brett, has stepped aside and assumed the responsibilities of chairman.
The president and CEO of Toronto-based De Beers Canada Inc., Richard Molyneux, is retiring, and will be replaced by Jim Gowans, whose career in the mining industry spans 30 years, working for Inco, Placer Dome and Cominco. He has most recently been the senior vice-president and COO of PT Inco in Indonesia.
European Goldfields, located in Whitehorse, Y.T., has secured the services of Neil Hepworth as vice-president operations to manage the feasibility studies of the company’s Certej project in Romania. Timothy Morgan-Wynne has joined the company as CFO.
Fortune Minerals of London, Ont., has expanded its management team with the appointment of Todd Burlingame as vice-president environment and permitting. He recently served as chairman and CEO of the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board. Charles Sobey, an underground superintendent at the Golden Giant mine until its closure, joins Fortune as project manager for the NICO underground bulk sampling program.
Vancouver-based Freegold Ventures has named Michael P. Gross the company’s new vice-president exploration. He has held several senior exploration positions and served as manager at four precious metals producers.
Gartner Lee, the environmental science, economics planning and engineering firm with offices throughout Canada, has acquired C. Wren & Associates (CWA) of Guelph, Ont. Dr. Christopher Wren, who joins Gartner Lee, has 25 years’ experience in ecological risk assessment and environmental monitoring services.
In late April, Vancouver-based Goldcorp will create a business unit known as Red Lake Gold Mines to operate the Campbell mine and Red Lake mine as a single operation. Dan Gagnon will become mine general manager of both mines. Claude Lemasson will become general manager of projects in North America, including the Eleonore project in Quebec. Chris Cormier will become mine general manager of the Porcupine joint venture. Peter Busse will leave the Campbell mine for other opportunities.
Diamonds North Resources, based in Vancouver, has announced three promotions. Nancy Curry has been made vice-president corporate communications. Bruce Kienlen, P.Geol., is now vice-president exploration. Graham Gill, P.Geol., has become vice-president of operations.