Newmont Mining Corp. has appointed Chris J. Robison executive vice president of operations and projects.

Mechel OAO has appointed Andrey Kocherov vice president for public and investor relations.

Lydian International Ltd. has appointed Dr. Armen Sarkissian a director of the company.

AndeanGold Ltd. has appointed John E. Bolaños vice president of exploration.

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. has appointed Joe Phillips senior vice president and chief development officer and William N. Holder vice president of health and safety.

Discovery Gold Corp. has appointed T. Greg Hawkins to its Strategic Advisory Board. Currently, he is the senior geological consultant for the Edum Banso gold project in Ghana.

Gold Fields Ltd. has appointed Lee-Ann Samuel senior vice president of human resources and Ernesto Balarezo executive vice president, South America. The company also announced that Kgabo Moabelo has been promoted to managing executive, South Africa.

Goldcorp Inc. has appointed Charlene Ripley executive vice president and general counsel.

Mandalay Resources Corp. announced that Mark Sander has been promoted president; Dominic Duffy has been promoted to COO; and Kalenci Flores has been appointed to general manager, Cerro Bayo Operations.

Americas Bullion Royalty Corp. has appointed Paul H. Zink CEO. He replaces William M. Sheriff, who will remain chairman of the board.

Alamos Gold Inc. has appointed Andrew Cormier vice president of construction and development, and Jason Dunning vice president of exploration.

Woulfe Mining Corp. has appointed Hubert Marleau interim CEO.

Midway Gold Corp. announced that Fritz Schaudies, CFO, will be resigning.

San Gold Corp. has appointed Ian Berzins president and CEO. He replaces George Pirie, who served as president and CEO since December 2010.

Aquila Resources Inc. has appointed Barry Hildred CEO. Thomas Quigley, current president and CEO, will remain president and will lead the company’s technical efforts in the U.S.

China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. has appointed Zhanming Wu senior executive vice president and Lisheng Zhang vice president.

Pershimco Resources Inc. announced Pierre Lacombe, vice president of project development, will be retiring.

Esperanza Resources Corp. has appointed Andrew Pooler COO.

Banro Corp. announced that Simon Village has stepped down from his roles as president and CEO. Dr. John Clarke has been appointed interim president and CEO.

MacPhersons Resources Ltd. has appointed Randell Ford operations manager and Ian Paynter senior mining engineer.

Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. has promoted Vic Fitzmaurice to Steenkampskraal managing director with GWMG’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Rare Earth Extraction Co. Ltd., and has appointed Chris Neser senior project manager with Rare Earth Extraction. The company also announced the resignation of David Kennedy as CEO.

The European Commission has appointed Professor Magnus Ericsson of Raw Materials Group and Luleå University of Technology as rapporteur in the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Raw Materials operational group 5, international cooperation. The EIP will result in a strategic implementation plan that will address all actions necessary, including R&D, legislation, licensing, standardization, policy dialogues, training and education, and raw materials intelligence.

Prospect Global Resources has appointed Damon G. Barber president and CEO.

Sandfire Resources NL announced that Martin Reed has resigned as COO.

The Nickel Institute has appointed Clare Richardson communications manager.

Basil Read has appointed Bruce Morton executive director of special projects and construction; Johann Doms technical manager of special projects; and Andiswa Ndoni executive director of legal and secretarial.

The Arizona Mining Association has appointed Kelly Norton president.

The International Stainless Steel Forum has appointed John Rowe secretary general and a member of its executive board. He replaces Pascal Payet-Gaspard, who stepped down at the end of 2012.

Joy Global Inc. announced that Michael W. Sutherlin, president and CEO, will retire at the end of the year. In accordance with the company’s succession plan, the board has designated Edward (Ted) L. Doheny II, currently president and COO of the Underground Mining Equipment division, to succeed Sutherlin. At that time, the company will create a new position of corporate COO to be assumed by Randal W. Baker, currently president and COO of the Surface Mining Equipment division. In this role, Baker will oversee both the Surface Mining Equipment and the Underground Mining Equipment divisions. Sutherlin expects to formally retire February 1, 2014. However, the transition of responsibilities to Doheny will be completed by December 2013.

Mintec has appointed Mark Gabbitus product manager-operations products for the MineSight Axis Grade Control system.

Liebherr Construction Equipment Co. has promoted Ana Cabiedes-Uranga to marketing and communications manager.

Eurotire has appointed Yuriy Tarabukhin regional business manager, Central Asia.