MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Avanti, AuEx, Century, Mala Noche, Rencor, Rodinia, West Kirkland and Western Coal

Bob Jacko will become general manager of project development for Avanti Mining of Vancouver on June 15, 2010. ...

Bob Jacko will become general manager of project development for Avanti Mining of Vancouver on June 15, 2010. His recent duties were those of VP and GM of projects at the Endako mine of Thompson Creek Metals. Before that he spent 20 years with Cominco and Teck Cominco at the Polaris, Red Dog and Pogo mines.

AuEx Ventures of Vancouver has asked Timothy M. Janke to join the company as VP and COO. His responsibilities will include oversight of development at the company's 49%-owned Long Canyon gold project in Nevada.

The new VP of geology at Century Mining of Blaine, WA, is Harold (Andrew) Daniels.

Joseph F. Conway is the new president and CEO of Vancouver-based Mala Noche Resources. He takes up the helm following Mala Noche's recent purchase of the San Dimas gold-silver mine in Mexico. Former CEO Wade Nesmith is now executive chairman of the company.

Former executives of Noront Resources have resurfaced to lead Rencore Resources in Toronto. At he recent annual general meeting the company changed its name from "Kermode Exploration" and made the following appointments: Richard Nemis, founder of Noront, as president and CEO; John Harvey as COO; David Graham as executive VP, Amy Stephenson as CFO and William R. Johnstone as corporate secretary. Nemis, Harvey, Graham, Johnstone, Ian Brodie-Brown and Jim Glover were elected to the board at the same meeting.

Rodinia Minerals of Toronto has named William Randall VP of exploration and CEO following the resignation of former president and CEO David Stein.

Michael G. Allen has been named the VP of exploration for Vancouver-based West Kirkland Mining. Formerly he was chief geologist and underground development manager at Redcorp Ventures.

Vancouver's Western Coal has appointed David Beatty as chairman and a director. He replaces John Byrne who has retired. Beatty serves on three other boards, including that of Inmet Mining where he is chair. He is also professor of strategic management for the Rotman School of Management and the Conway Director for the Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics & Board Effectiveness at the University of Toronto.


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