Mechel OAO appointed Oleg Korzhov as CEO. Prior to his appointment, Korzhov was senior vice president for economics and management.
Barrick Gold announced that Donald Carty and Robert Franklin resigned from the company’s board of directors. Carty and Franklin were previously directors of Placer Dome and joined the Barrick Board in 2006 in conjunction with the completion of Barrick’s acquisition of Placer Dome.
International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. appointed Thomas Irwin president and CEO. Irwin had been serving as vice president. Irwin will succeed Don Ewigleben, who became CEO in September 2012.
New Millennium Iron Corp. appointed Robert Patzelt as president and CEO, and to the NML Board of Directors, and appointed Dean Journeaux executive vice chairman.
Colossus Minerals announced that Douglas Reeson and Greg Hall have resigned from the board of directors. At this time, no replacement candidates have been identified.
Dr. John Clark
Banro Corp. appointed Dr. John Clarke as president and CEO from the interim president and CEO role he had been filling since March 2013. Dr. Clarke has served on the Banro board since 2004.
Rio Tinto has appointed Greg Lilleyman as the new group executive, technology and innovation following the retirement of Preston Chiaro at the end of March 2014, Lilleyman, a mining engineer by profession, has been with Rio Tinto for 23 years, mainly with the iron ore business in Australia and Canada.
Kiska Metals Corp. appointed Dr. Michael Roberts, as vice president, exploration.
Dragon Mining announced the retirement of Tapani Jarvinen as a director. He has assumed the chairmanship of Talvivaara Mining Co. Plc. He was appointed to the board in December 2003 as Outokumpu Group’s representative following Dragon Mining’s purchase of the precious metal assets of the Outokumpu Group.
Ressources Appalaches hired Michael Burtney as senior mining engineer, David Chapman as mill superintendent and Leah Page as operations geologist.
Francois van Tonder
Francois van Tonder was appointed managing director of Eickhoff South Africa.
Joy Global Inc. elected Edward (Ted) L. Doheny II as president and CEO. Former President and CEO Michael W. Sutherlin resigned in preparation for his expected retirement on February 1, 2014.
Mine Site Technologies appointed Mark Brayan as CEO and managing director.
American Exploration & Mining Association awarded Boise-based mining lawyer, Joseph H. Baird, its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes his distinguished work on behalf of the mining industry, strategic minerals issues and the environment.
Steve Edwards was named the chairman, president and CEO of Black & Veatch.
Richard Woodward was named vice president of marketing and sales for mining and utilities for Progression Inc. Laura Nunes was named the sales manager for mining and utilities in North America.
Orica Limited announced that Nick Bowen will be the executive global head of mining services.