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Andrew Kaczmarek has been hired to conduct the feasibility study and mine development of ANATOLIA MINERALS DEVELOPM...


Andrew Kaczmarek has been hired to conduct the feasibility study and mine development of ANATOLIA MINERALS DEVELOPMENT’s Copler gold project in Turkey. Previously with Kinross Gold, he will wear the hats at Anatolia of VP mine development and of project manager.

AUR RESOURCES of Toronto has named John L. Knowles its executive VP of finance and CFO. He joins the company after having held a similar post at Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting and HudBay Minerals.

Toronto-based JAGUAR NICKEL has asked Richard Weizenbach, formerly manager of engineering, to be its project director for the Sechol nickel project. He has over 25 years experience in the operation, design and commissioning of base and precious metals processing plants. Hugh Duncan recently retired from the position of VP and project director.

KOMATSU AMERICA of Vernon Hills, Illinois, has welcomed Alex Kummant to the newly created position of executive VP and chief marketing officer. He will have broad responsibility for the mining and utility business segments as well as the marketing functions of the construction equipment business.

Karl-Axel Waplan is the new president and CEO of Vancouver-based LUNDIN MINING. He was formerly executive VP of operations for the company and replaces former-president Edward F. Posey, who will continue to work on some of Lundin’s Swedish projects.

SEYMOUR EXPLORATION of Sudbury has amended the roster of its senior management. Richard Murphy, who has been a member of the board since June 2004, becomes president and CEO. Guy Mahaffy is now CFO and has been invited to join the board. Mahaffy replaces Terry Sigmund who has left the company. A subsidiary of Seymour owns the Lynn Lake mine property for which the company has arranged a non-brokered private placement and begun engineering work.

The board of Saskatoon’s WESCAN GOLDFIELDS has appointed two new directors: Gary Billingsley and Val Michasiw. The nominations were made to replace Len Saleken and Michael Carr, who have resigned.


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