Kinross has appointed J. Paul Rollinson CEO, replacing Tye W. Burt. Rollinson has also replaced Burt on the board of directors. The company also announced that Brant Hinze has been promoted to president and COO; Geoffrey P. Gold has been promoted to executive vice president, corporate development and chief legal officer; and James Crossland has been promoted to executive vice president, corporate affairs.

Goldcorp Inc. has appointed George Burns executive vice president and COO, replacing Steve Reid, who has decided to leave the company to pursue other interests.

Newmont Mining Corp. has promoted Gary Goldberg to president and COO.

Fresnillo has appointed Octavio Alvidrez CEO, replacing Jaime Lomelin, who is retiring.

Royal Nickel Corp. has appointed Rachel Yang project director for its Dumont nickel project.

Anglo American plc announced a number of executive management changes across its South Africa-based businesses following Neville Nicolau’s decision to resign as CEO of Anglo American’s Platinum business to pursue other interests. Anglo American Platinum Ltd. has appointed Chris Griffith CEO; Kumba Iron Ore Ltd. has appointed Norman Mbazima CEO; Anglo American has appointed Godfrey Gomwe CEO of its thermal coal business; and Anglo American South Africa-Anglo American has appointed Khanyisile Kweyama executive director of Anglo American South Africa.

Kimber Resources Inc. has appointed David Hembree vice president of exploration and James McKay vice president of project development for the Monterde project. The company also announced the resignation of James Currie as COO.

Great Basin Gold announced that President, CEO and Director, Ferdi Dippenaar has resigned. Lou Van Vuuren, CFO, has been appointed interim CEO and director. Patrick Cooke, a director of the company and the audit committee chair, will temporarily serve as unremunerated interim CFO.

Verde Potash has appointed Rubens Mendonça vice president of mining and Dr. Patricia Radino vice president of engineering.

Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd. has appointed Tim Crossley CEO.

Oracle Mining Corp. has appointed Ron Allum general manager for the Oracle Ridge copper mine project.

SEMAFO Inc. announced that Benoit La Salle is stepping down as president and CEO has been appointed executive vice chairman of the board of directors. Benoit Desormeaux has been promoted to president and CEO, and appointed to board.

Hillgrove Resources Ltd. announced that Managing Director Drew Simonsen has resigned. Russell Middleton, secretary and CFO, has been appointed acting CEO.

Australian Power & Gas Co. Ltd. has appointed Grant Long general manager of commercial markets.

Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. has appointed Kevin L. McMurren mine manager.

Ecuador Gold & Copper Corp. has appointed Mit Tilkov vice president of exploration.

General Moly, Inc. has appointed Scott Kozak director of investor relations.

Brigus Gold Corp. has appointed Daniel Racine COO.

Marengo Mining Ltd. has appointed Stevie T.S. Nion Papua New Guinea country manager.

PwC has appointed Sean Hoover metals leader for its U.S. Industrial Products practice. He will take over the role from Robert McCutcheon, who now leads PwC’s U.S. Industrial Products practice.

Klondex Mines Ltd. announced that Klondex directors William Matlack and Blair Schultz have been appointed interim CEO and chairman, respectively. Matlack replaces Blane Wilson, who resigned as president and CEO.

NovaCopper Inc. has appointed Patrick Donnelly vice president of corporate communications.

Dave Walker has been appointed global mining client sector leader by Golder Associates.

Linc Energy Ltd. announced that Anton Rohner, CFO, has resigned.

Michael Karmis, the Stonie Barker Chair of Mining and Minerals Engineering at Virginia Tech, has received the first Gunter Fettweis Award from the international Society of Mining Professors. This award recognizes active SOMP members for accomplishments in education, research, and professional service. Karmis joined the Virginia Tech Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering in 1978. He is a past head of the program. Earlier this year, Alpha Natural Resources named him as one of three directors to administer its new foundation to improve mine health and safety. Currently, Karmis serves as the director of the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research. Karmis is also the founder of a consortium of major research universities, called the Appalachian Research Initiative for Environmental Science (ARIES), to address the environmental impacts of the discovery, development, production and use of energy resources in Appalachia.

Mine Radio Systems has appointed Jason Stout vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Excellon Resources Inc. has appointed Brendan Cahill executive vice president.

Ron Huibers has been appointed president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. He succeeds Clint Moore who will retire this year.

Newstrike Capital Inc. has appointed Thomas H. Bagan vice president of project development.

Scorpio Mining Corp. announced the resignation of President and CEO Parviz Farsangi. Chairman, Founder and former CEO, Peter J. Hawley, has been appointed interim president and CEO. Ewan Mason will replace Hawley as chairman of the board of directors.

The BEUMER Group has appointed Kornelius Thimm head of customer support.

Macusani Yellowcake Inc. has appointed Dr. Laurence Stefan president and CEO. He replaces Peter Hooper, who resigned as president and CEO, but who will remain a director and consultant to the company.

Runge Limited has appointed Ian Perks general manager-Africa for MRM Mining Services, part of the Runge Limited Group of Companies.

Mintec has appointed Max Beck regional business development manager.

Curis Resources (Arizona) Inc. has appointed Rita Maguire senior legal and government affairs adviser to the CEO and board of directors.

Prospect Global Resources Inc. has appointed Brian Wallace COO.

Tetra Tech, Inc. has appointed Andrew Harley, Ph.D., principal geochemist in the Global Mining Practice.

The NanoSteel Co. has appointed Ellen W. Bossert chief marketing officer.

Atlas Copco Construction Mining Technique USA has appointed Ross Gjerde product line manager for top hammer equipment.

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