MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Kinross, Western Canadian Coal, Titanium Corp., TVI Pacific, Vista Gold, IMA Exploration, Ivanhoe, LaCoste & Romberg-Scintrex

Lars-Eric Johansson will take up the duties of executive VP and CFO at KINROSS GOLD on June 1. He previously held t...
Lars-Eric Johansson will take up the duties of executive VP and CFO at KINROSS GOLD on June 1. He previously held those posts at Noranda. Christopher Hill has been named VP investor relations, replacing Gord McCreary who left the company.

WESTERN CANADIAN COAL has named Gary K. Livingstone to its top spot, that of president and CEO. Livingstone is a past-president and CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia and held senior positions at other Canadian mineral producers. Kathleen Pomeroy has been appointed VP environmental and regulatory. Lastly the company announced the appointment of Peter Olson as project manager to direct the engineering and contract management for the Wolverine coal mine.

Canada's first pilot plant to recover titanium-bearing minerals and zircon concentrates from oil sands tails has been opened by TITANIUM CORP. The company announced that Michael Yakimchuk, plant operator and metallurgist-in-training, and Jacques Doiron, plant operator, will be running the facility.

TVI PACIFIC has named Alan R. Flint VP exploration and E. John W. Adkins VP finance and CFO.

Michael B. Richings, former president and CEO (1995-2000) and current board member, has agreed to again take up the positions of president and CEO at VISTA GOLD. He will serve on an interim basis until a replacement for Ronald J. (Jock) McGregor, who passed away suddenly on May 24, can be named.

IMA EXPLORATION has appointed Dr. David A. Terry as VP exploration and a director of the company.

IVANHOE MINES has regrouped its management structure naming Peter Meredith its CFO and Pierre Masse a VP and treasurer. To market the copper concentrates from the Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia, Jay Gow has joined the team as VP marketing.

Chris Nind is the new CEO for the combined LaCOSTE & ROMBERG-SCINTREX companies. He served as a non-executive director of the companies for the previous three years.


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