David Stein has been named president and COO of Toronto-based Aberdeen International. He comes to the company from Cormark Securities where he was most recently a mining equities analyst. He holds a MSc in economic geology and BSc in geological engineering from Queen's University.
Big Red Diamond Corp. of Montreal has asked Jens E. Hansen to act as a technical advisor. He is also president of Beaufield Resources and of Melkior Resources.
Keith Laskowski is the new president of Toronto's Canadian Shield Resources. He is an exploration specialist with experience in Peru, Mongolia, Haiti, Mali, the United States and Canada.
Toronto-headquartered Duran Ventures has named Jeffrey Reeder its new CEO and Dan Hamilton its CFO, effective immediately. Reeder is credited with identifying and acquiring the Aguila copper-molybdenum project for the company in Peru.
Highland Resources of Vancouver has named Roger Blair its new president and a director. He is an investor relations specialist.
James (Jim) Glass has been appointed president and CEO of Calgary's Prize Mining Corp. He is a principal of the Ascenta Group and also a director of Philippine Metals. The company also added Marshall Farris to its board and asked current director Feisal Somji to take on the duties of chairman and interim CFO.
Yamana Gold of Toronto has named Alex J. Davidson to its board of directors. He has over 25 years of international mining experience, including most recently as the executive VP exploration at Barrick Gold. Davidson is a recipient of the A.O. Dufresne Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum in 2005 and was named Prospector of the Year by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. He received his BSc and his MSc in economic geology from McGill University.