ASHTON MINING OF CANADA, headquartered in Vancouver, has elected Brian C. Irwin as its chair. Recently retired, he practised corporate, securities and natural resources law with a focus on mining and corporate finance.
Vancouver-based BOULDER MINING has completed the takeover of Opal Energy, a private oil and gas company in Texas. Ron Oligney, former head of Opal, has been named CEO and a director of Boulder.
Thomas Rinaldi is joining CANDENTE RESOURCE CORP. of Vancouver on Nov. 6, 2006. His title will be VP operations, and he will oversee the development of the company's Canariaco Norte copper project in Peru. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson.
The new COO of Vancouver-based EAGLECREST EXPLORATIONS is Hans J. Rasmussen.
Toronto's GABRIEL RESOURCES has named David Christensen to the position of VP corporate development. His background includes a 15-plus-year career as a mining analyst at various investment houses.
Roman Friedrich III has accepted the position of president and CEO at Vancouver-based GFM RESOURCES. He has been a director of the company since June 2005.
J-PACIFIC GOLD of Vancouver has appointed Michael Michaud its new president and CEO. Nick Ferris, who previously held those titles, has moved on to become chairman of the company.
Charles Preble has announced his retirement from the duties of president and CEO at PERU COPPER of Vancouver. He will retain his seat on the board. His retirement becomes effective on Dec. 31, 2006.
Toronto-based PLATO GOLD has announced the retirement of Harold E. (Buzz) Neal from its board of directors.
The retirement of Guy Dufresne, president and CEO of Hamilton, Ont.-based QUEBEC CARTIER MINING will take effect on Oct. 31, 2006. Jacques Chabanier, president and CEO of Dofasco, will become the new CEO of Quebec Cartier. Effective the same date, Franois Pelletier will be promoted to COO.
ST ANDREW GOLDFIELDS of Oakville, Ont., has reorganized its management and Keith C. Minty has stepped down as president and COO. Glenn Laing, the current CEO, will assume the duties of president. Minty has indicated that he will return to his resource consulting service in South Africa.
Montreal-based UNGAVA MINERALS has elected Dr. Allan Miller president of the corporation. He is a consulting geologist who holds a PhD from the University of Western Ontario and an honours degree in geology from Carleton University.