MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS – Abacus Mining, Acklands-Grainger, Alhambra Resources, New Millennium Capital and San Gold

Andy Pooler is the new executive VP and COO of Vancouver's ABACUS MINING & EXPLORATION. He has 20 years' experience...
Andy Pooler is the new executive VP and COO of Vancouver's ABACUS MINING & EXPLORATION. He has 20 years' experience at various operations in the Americas, having most recently been president of mine operations for Pan American Silver.

Court Caruthers, the president of ACKLANDS-GRAINGER, has received a prestigious Top 40 Under 40 Award for his vision and leadership, innovation and achievement, impact, community involvement, and growth strategy. Recipients are selected annually by an independent board of business leaders. Acklands-Grainger is Canada's largest supplier of industrial safety supplies.

ALHAMBRA RESOURCES of Calgary has appointed Graham A. Karklin to its board of directors. A graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines, he is best known in Canada for his work at Echo Bay Mines and the Lupin gold mine in Nunavut.

The new VP mining at NEW MILLENNIUM CAPITAL CORP. of Calgary is Jean-Charles Bourassa. He will lead the team that will develop the company's direct shipping iron ore project in Labrador. Three other appointments have been noted: Dean Journeaux to COO, Bish Chanda to VP marketing and Moulaye Melainine to VP development.

SAN GOLD of Bissett, Man., has named Ian Berzins its new COO. He was most recently general manager responsible for the startup of Sherwood Copper's Minto mine. He earned a mining engineering degree from Queen's University and has held management positions at Harmony Gold, Echo Bay Mines, Miramar Mining, Albian Sands and Suncor.

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