MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS – Atlas Copco, Diamonds North, Geologix, HudBay, Mustang, Northwestern, SRC, Yukon Government

Peter Edmunds, who is the business development manager for ATLAS COPCO CONSTRUCTION & MINING CANADA, has won the CI...
Peter Edmunds, who is the business development manager for ATLAS COPCO CONSTRUCTION & MINING CANADA, has won the CIM Distinguished Service Medal for his service to the mineral industry and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum.

The board of Vancouver-based URANIUM NORTH RESOURCES was recently appointed by Diamonds North, its parent company. The board includes Stuart (Tookie) Angus, Geir Liland, Maynard Brown and Mark Kolebaba. Terry Lyons has been named an advisor to the board.

GEOLOGIX EXPLORATIONS of Vancouver has elected Dunham Craig to its board and named him president & CEO of the company. He replaces Bruce McLeod, who did not stand for re-election. Also, the company named Sig Weidner as VP exploration.

Winnipeg-based HUDBAY MINERALS has elected Dr. Lloyd Axworthy and John H. Bowles to its board of directors. Axworthy was a member of the House of Commons of Canada for 21 years, including five years as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is currently the president and vice-chancellor of the University of Winnipeg. Bowles is a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Vancouver and is the leader of their British Columbia mining practice. He will be retiring from PricewaterhouseCoopers on June 30, 2006.

Ernie Marcotte has joined Toronto-based MUSTANG MINERALS as its VP operations. His primary focus will be on advancing the Maskwa nickel project into production. Marcotte has worked for a number of mining companies including Falconbridge, Denison Mines, McIsaac Explorations (which operated Inco's Shebandowan nickel mine) and North American Palladium. Recently he has worked for SNC Lavalin as senior metallurgist and as a consultant for Winnipeg Environmental specializing in mining-related projects.

Toronto-based NORTHWESTERN MINERAL VENTURES has asked Marek Kreczmer to take over the duties of CEO for the company. He has served as president since November 2005.

The SASKATCHEWAN RESEARCH COUNCIL has appointed a new VP mining and minerals, Paul Labbe. He holds a BSc in engineering management and an MBA, holds a number of patents, and has published several papers on automation and materials handling.

The YUKON GOVERNMENT has appointed Randy Clarkson as project co-ordinator for the Skukum Creek gold-silver project proposed by Tagish Lake Gold of Richmond, B.C.


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