The German Water Partnership (GWP), a consortium of government agencies, scientific institutes, NGO’s and commercial enterprises active in water-related services and industries, has established a regional section for North America. The new section will be headed by KSB Canada executive Dirk Ruppert, who has already helped to launch GWP initiatives in other parts of the world. The objective of the GWP is to make German engineering, knowhow and experience in the water sector easily available to partners and clients globally.
Dr. Alan Wainwright, chief geologist of Desert Star Resources in Vancouver, has received the 2014 “Spud” Huestis Award for prospecting and exploration. The award was made by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia for his contributions to the exploration and development of the Coffee gold project in the Yukon.
Vancouver-based Graphite One Resources has named Anthony Huston as CEO, effective immediately. Recently he was general manager of Xstrata Coal Canada, and before that he was president and CEO of First Coal Corp. The company has also named Dough Smith to the role of executive chairman.
Howard H.J. Stevenson will become the president and CEO of Lydian International, effective April 1, 2014. He succeeds Dr. Timothy Coughlin who is retiring from those positions but will remain on the board. Stevenson is currently president and COO of Alacer Gold. He also supervised the construction of the Copler gold mine in Turkey.
Pangolin Diamonds Corp. of Toronto has named Rick G. Bonner as its president and CEO following the resignation of Willem Smuts. Besides his international experience exploring for gold, Uranium, copper and diamonds, Bonner supervised the bulk sampling program at the Diavik diamond mine.