MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Detour Gold, Fletcher Nickel, HudBay, SNC-Lavalin and Stornoway Diamond

Toronto's Detour Gold Corp. has named Derek Teevan its new VP aboriginal and government affairs. Previously he was ...

Toronto's Detour Gold Corp. has named Derek Teevan its new VP aboriginal and government affairs. Previously he was director of government and corporate affairs at De Beers Canada where he played a key role in the environmental assessment and permitting of the Victor diamond mine in Ontario.

 

Joerg M. Kleinboeck is now VP exploration at Toronto-based Fletcher Nickel. Three years ago, the company purchased the former Texmont nickel mine in northern Ontario.

 

Allen J. Palmiere has resigned as CEO and a director of Toronto's HudBay Minerals following the company's unsuccessful attempt to acquire Lundin Mining. Colin K. Benner, a HudBay director, has been named interim CEO.

 

SNC-Lavalin president and CEO Jacques Lamarre is retiring on May 7, 2009, after a 42-year career with the company. He will be replaced by Pierre Duhaime. SNC-Lavalin, a leading engineering and construction group, is headquartered in Montreal.

 

Vancouver's Stornoway Diamond Corp. has added Dr. Serge Vezina and Dr. Matt Manson to its board of directors. Vezina was a long-time employee of Cambior, and is currently an adjunct professor at McGill University in Montreal and Laval University in Quebec City and a director of Osisko Mining. Manson is president and CEO of Stornoway and a director of Karmin Exploration.

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