FASKEN MARTINEAU, one of Canada's leading legal firms specializing in mining, has strengthened its presence in South Africa. Joining resident partner Peter Stafford in the newly opened Johannesburg office are partner Al Gourley and associate Alyson D'Oyley. The company also has offices in Montreal, Quebec City, Calgary, Yellowknife, Toronto, Vancouver, Quebec City, New York City, and London, U.K. It has expertise in the areas of mining finance, projects and joint ventures, permitting and mine closure plans, mining litigation, resource taxation, environmental compliance, and aboriginal issues.
McPHAR GEOSURVEYS of Newmarket, Ont., has named Rolf Pedersen to head its business development team.
Goran Lindgren, who began his career with Volvo in Canada, is the new VP customer support for VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT NORTH AMERICA in Asheville, North Carolina.
The chairman and CEO of TITANIUM CORP., George Elliott, has re-assumed his position as president. Donald Lowe and Arthur Ditto have been retained as special advisors to the CEO. Titanium Corp. is striving to recover heavy minerals from oil sands tailings on a commercial basis.
WESTERN WARRIOR RESOURCES of Calgary has named Klaus D. Zahnd as CEO and a director of the company. He brings years of international corporate finance expertise to the position.
Vancouver-based ROMARCO MINERALS has appointed Dr. Tommy B. Thompson to the position of chief geologist on a consulting basis.