Andrew Woodley
Andrew Woodley

Newmont Mining Corp. appointed Andrew Woodley to lead the company’s North America business beginning on January 2. Woodley succeeds Tom Kerr who retired from Newmont after 32 years. Most recently, Woodley was president and CEO of Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mining operations in Mongolia.

KGHM International Ltd. appointed Robert J. MacDonald, current CFO, to the position of acting president and CEO until the president and CEO is appointed by the board.

John Galassini
John Galassini

Nyrstar NV announced that John Galassini, senior vice president of mining, is leaving Nyrstar.

Marcio Fonseca Nicholas Campbell
Marcio Fonseca Nicholas Campbell

SilverCrest Mines Inc. appointed Marcio Fonseca to the newly created position of vice president, corporate development. Most recently, Fonseca was a division director in Macquarie Metals and Energy Capital (Canada) Ltd. The company also appointed Nicholas Campbell as vice president, business development. He will maintain his full-time position as CFO for Goldsource Mines Inc.

Dr. Nick Cook Carl Kindinger
Dr. Nick Cook Carl Kindinger

Mawson Resources Ltd. promoted Dr. Nick Cook from vice president of exploration to president of Mawson. Michael Hudson will continue in his role as chairman, CEO and director of the company.

Vast Resources appointed Carl Kindinger as CFO. Kindinger has held senior financial, managerial and board level posts for more than 25 years in small to midsized companies internationally, including Island Oil and Gas Plc and Fastnet Oil and Gas Plc.

Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd. appointed Larry Yau as CEO. Yau was appointed the interim CEO in June 2015 and has served as CFO since January 2010.

Black Stone Minerals announced that Jeffrey P. Wood will assume the role of senior vice president and CFO following the previously announced departure of Marc Carroll. Most recently, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Siluria Technologies Inc.

Gino Vitale
Gino Vitale

X-Terra Resources Inc. appointed Michael Ferreira as the new president and CEO.

Bligh Resources Ltd. appointed Gino Vitale as managing director and CEO. The company also appointed Paddy Reidy as general manager, project development.

Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman has elected to retire, effective March 31, 2017.

Johan Halling, president of Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area, has decided to retire. His last day will be December 31. Halling has been working at Atlas Copco since 1994. He has been a leader of Mining and Rock Excavation Technique since 2013.

Peter Söderman Kalle Härkki Jyrki Makkonen
Peter Söderman Kalle Härkki Jyrki Makkonen

Kalle Härkki has been appointed executive vice president and president of Outotec’s metals, energy and water business unit. He has been member of the executive board since 2008, first as head of the services business area and since 2013 as head of the minerals processing business unit. Jyrki Makkonen, who has been acting head of the metals, energy and water business since April, will return to his position as head of non-ferrous business line of metals, energy and water. Taneli Salervo, vice president strategy and business development of minerals processing, will lead the minerals processing business unit until Härkki’s permanent successor has been appointed.

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