Jay K. Taylor, president and CEO of Vancouver-based PLACER DOME INC. for the past five years, has announced his retirement effective Sept. 30, 2004.
“I have accomplished the objectives I set for myself and this company when I became CEO and believe now is the appropriate time to turn over the company to a new leader," he said. Placer Dome now has 18 mines on five continents.
DRC RESOURCES of Vancouver has added Michael W.P. Hibbitts to is executive team. His title is VP of exploration, and he immediately begins work on the Afton copper project. Hibbitts, a geologist with 25 years’ experience, played an important role in the development of the Kemess mine.
Richard R. Godfrey is adding the position of CFO (acting) to his duties as VP finance for BREAKWATER RESOURCES. He takes over from Rene R. Galipeau, who is resigning to pursue other interests.
MARMON/KEYSTONE CANADA announced that its president Douglas W. Williams is retiring at the end of May. He joined the company in 1978 and was appointed president the following year. David H. Rombough, executive VP, will succeed Williams as president and general manager of the Canadian operations.
VP of exploration Alan Taylor has been appointed a director and COO of Vancouver-based CANADIAN ZINC CORP. The Prairie Creek project will be his responsibility. He was formerly president of San Andreas Resources, the predecessor of Canadian Zinc.
ROSS RIVER MINERALS of Vancouver has asked Daniel F. Hachey to join its board of directors. He is also president and CEO of Valencia Ventures, a public exploration company with properties in Australia and Chile.
Toronto-based TITANIUM CORP. announced the appointment of John B. Zaozirny as a director. He was the Alberta minister of energy and natural resources from 1982 to 1986. The Alberta Chamber of Resources named him Resource Man of the year in 1985.