Jean Vavrek is the new executive director of the CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum). He will take up his duties on August 18 when Yvan Jacques retires after more than a decade with the Institute.
Claire Derome, the president and CEO of McWATTERS MINING, which she founded in 1994, is stepping down. She will continue her duties until her successor is named.
QGX LTD. has retained Patrick Redmond as chief geologist. Redmond has a BA in Earth Sciences, an MSc in Geology from Dublin University, Trinity College and a Ph.D. in Geology from Stanford University.
GLENCAIRN GOLD has named Derek Price to the position of VP finance and CFO, effective Oct. 1, 2003.
J. Christopher Mitchell is the new CFO and corporate secretary of FIRST POINT MINERALS.
MCK MINING CORP. has appointed Wayne Beach as a director. He is also a director of FNX Mining Co.
Alan De'ath is now president, CEO and a director of IVERNIA WEST, an international base metals mining and exploration company headquartered in Toronto.
GOLDBROOK VENTURES has named one of the world's foremost nickel experts, Dr. Walter V. Peredery, to its board of directors.
Paul B. Sweeney has been elected to the board of PACIFIC RIM MINING. He is a senior financial executive with over 30 years of mining-related experience in finance, accounting and strategic planning. He is currently the CFO of Canico Resource Corp. and previously held senior positions with Manhattan Minerals, Sutton Resources, Gibraltar Mines, and Placer Dome.
GL ENERGY AND EXPLORATION has named P.J. "Pec" Santos to its board of directors. He is also president and CEO of SEM Mining Corp. S.A.
INVENSYS has named Ryan Roberts to the position of VP and GM of its AVANTIS business group. Besides his academic qualifications, Roberts has earned certification as a Six Sigma Black Belt, having demonstrated proficiency utilizing the disciplined Six Sigma methodology to maximize customer satisfaction through measurable improvements in products and services.