Dalradian Resources appointed Eric Tremblay as COO. Tremblay brings more than 25 years of mine building and mine operations experience, much of it at underground mining operations, culminating in his current position as general manager at Canadian Malartic.

Eric Steven Sprott
Eric Steven Sprott

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. appointed Eric Steven Sprott as chairman of the board of directors. D. Harry W. Dobson will retire from his position as chairman. Sprott recently resigned from his position as the lead portfolio manager at Sprott Asset Management and remains chair of the board of Sprott Inc.

Lord Kerr and Michael Fitzpatrick, non-executive directors of Rio Tinto, will be retiring from the board.

Patrick Downey Michael Rapsch
Patrick Downey Michael Rapsch

Claude Resources announced that Patrick Downey has joined the board. Most recently, Downey was the president and CEO of Elgin Mining Inc., which was acquired by Mandalay Resources Inc. in June 2014.

SilverCrest Mines Inc. appointed Michael Rapsch as vice president, corporate communications.

Gerard Kisbey Green
Gerard Kisbey-Green

Goldplat announced several changes: Gerard Kisbey-Green, previously a non-executive director, becomes an executive director and takes over as CEO; and Ian Visagie, previous CEO, remains an executive director with the primary responsibility for Goldplat’s financials.

Calissio Resources Group appointed Robert Jones to the board of directors and has been named the new vice president of exploration.

Patricia Tirschmann Sharon Taylor
Patricia Tirschmann Sharon Taylor

North American Nickel Inc. appointed Patricia Tirschmann as vice president, exploration, and Sharon Taylor as chief geophysicist. Previously, Tirschmann served for six years as vice president, exploration, for Continental Nickel Ltd. Most recently, Taylor also worked with Continental Nickel including nickel exploration at the St. Stephen project in New Brunswick and the Nachingwea Nickel Project in Tanzania.

Michael Steinmann
Michael Steinmann

Pan American Silver Corp. promoted Michael Steinmann to president. Prior to this promotion, Steinmann was the executive vice president, corporate development and geology.

Balamara Resources appointed Piotr Kosowicz as an executive director. Kosowicz is the CEO of Carbon Investment Sp. Z o.o, which holds the concession right to the Mariola thermal coal project.

Ernest Mast
Ernest Mast

Primero Mining Corp. appointed Ernest Mast as president and COO. Mast previously held leadership positions including vice president of corporate development at Copper Mountain Mining.

TVI Pacific Inc. appointed Shirley Anthony to the position of vice president of corporate communications. Her most recent roles were as vice president, corporate communications for International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. and as manager of corporate communications for Corvus Gold Inc. from August 2010 to August 2012.

Nahla A. Azmy Kelly Pasterick
Nahla A. Azmy Kelly Pasterick

Alcoa hired Nahla A. Azmy as vice president, investor relations. Azmy had been vice president, investor relations and communications for Rockwood Holdings Inc. She succeeds Kelly Pasterick, who has been named to the position of vice president, global financial processes for global primary products.

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement announced that David Berry will be the regional director of the bureau’s western regional office. He currently serves as the director of the Colorado Coal Mine Regulatory Program, where he is responsible for ensuring the state’s compliance with its regulatory program, which implements the federal requirements of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.

Women in Mining Canada announced Betty-Ann Heggie as the winner of the 2015 Women in Mining Canada Trailblazer Award. The Women in Mining Canada Trailblazer Award is the first national award in Canada to recognize the achievements of women who have made a significant contribution to Canadian mining and/or the inclusion of women in the industry. Heggie, member of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame, journeyed up the corporate ladder from beer rep to senior vice president with Potash Corp.

Marcelo Puscar
Marcelo Puscar

Volvo Penta of the Americas appointed Marcelo Puscar as director of marketing. Previously director of marine sales for Latin America, he is relocating from Volvo Penta Brazil to the company’s headquarters in Chesapeake, Virginia.

WPT Power hired Greg Patterson as general manager. Most recently, Patterson was director of operations at Tranter’s Wichita Falls plant.

Evrim Resources Corp. appointed Alain Charest as senior geologist. Charest will head Evrim’s exploration initiative in Mexico for project acquisition and business development.

Pekka Bergström
Pekka Bergström

SRK’s Nordic team hired senior rock mechanics engineer, Pekka Bergström. Most recently, Bergström was a senior geotechnical engineer at the Pyhäsalmi mine, Finland.

Fran X. Taglia has joined Weir International as senior vice president. Taglia has more than 10 years of technical, operational analysis, and business management experience in the financial, product development and production industries.

Marshall Hyzdu
Marshall Hyzdu

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations announced a new head of marketing for the commercial tire division, Vice President, Commercial Tire Division, Marshall Hyzdu, as well as a new president in the commercial tire division, Taylor Cole.

Atlas Copco Portable Energy has appointed Ola Hällgren as marketing product manager for electrical pumps and Joakim Cronstrand as product manager of diesel pumps. Martin Lindskog is the new research and development manager.

Hélio Samora
Hélio Samora

Hexagon Mining appointed Hélio Samora president. Prior to joining Hexagon Mining, he was area vice president for PTC Latin America.

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