Harmony Gold Corp. has appointed Grant Hall president and CEO. Craig Englesman has tendered his resignation as president and CEO, but will continue as a director. The company also appointed John Breedlove exploration manager.

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has appointed Hannes Meyer CFO and Juliet Wall general manager of finance.

Vista Gold Corp. announced Frederick H. Earnest, president and COO, has been appointed CEO. His appointment follows the retirement of Michael B. Richings as executive chairman and CEO. Richings will continue as a director and the chairman of the board of directors.

General Moly, Inc. has appointed Robert I. Pennington COO. The company also announced the appointments of Bernard (Bernie) Pacheco as Mt. Hope project controller and Fred Zumwalt as Mt. Hope mill manager.

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. has appointed Randy Buffington senior vice president of operations and Stefany Bales director of corporate communications.

Kimber Resources Inc. has appointed James Currie COO and Renee Brickner vice president of investor relations.

Malaga Inc. has appointed Fernando Pajuelo general manager in charge of mining operations at the company’s Pasto Bueno tungsten mine in Peru.

Volvo Penta has appointed Björn Ingemanson president. He succeeds Göran Gummeson, who is retiring next year.

Mustang Alliances Inc. recently made several appointments: Larry Wolfe has been appointed CFO and a member of the board; John C. Spurney has been appointed senior consulting geologist; and Keith Brogoitti has been appointed senior mining engineer. Robert Faber was also appointed to the board of directors.

Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has appointed Santo Rizzuto CEO. Phil Lory, formerly area manager, Asia Pacific, will now lead SKM’s mining activities across the company’s global operations.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. has appointed Gregory J. Martin senior vice president and CFO.

Verde Potash Plc has appointed Pedro Ladeira COO.

Bear Creek Mining has appointed Lisa May director of investor relations.

Oceanic Iron Ore Corp. has appointed Rodney (Rod) Johnson, Ph.D. vice president of geometallurgy.

Manitowoc has appointed Jens Ennen senior vice president of engineering and innovation.

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP announced the expansion of its Africa practice through the additions of Morné van der Merwe and Wildu du Plessis. Upon joining Dewey & LeBoeuf, van der Merwe will become co-chair of the firm’s Global Natural Resources practice and du Plessis will become co-managing partner of the Johannesburg office.

Beaufield Resources Inc. has appointed David Frappier Rivard vice president of exploration.

3D Laser Mapping has appointed Jon Chicken managing director.

Pluton Resources Ltd. has appointed Brett Clark chief development officer.

First Point Minerals Corp. has appointed James S. Gilbert president and CEO, and a director of the company. Dr. Peter Bradshaw, CEO, has been elected non-executive chairman of the board of directors.

Titanium Corporation Inc. has appointed David C.W. Macdonald a director of the company.

Martin Engineering has announced the retirement of Chief Technical Director Todd Swinderman.

American Vanadium has appointed Vice Chairman Ron MacDonald executive chairman of the board of directors. He replaces Brian McAlister who will continue as a member of the board.

Robex Resources Inc. has appointed Régis Desbiens vice president of mining and Guillaume Émond corporate controller.

Stantec has appointed Tony Wachmann director of mining, metallurgy and infrastructure.

Atlas Copco has appointed Jon Eklund product support sales representative, with focus on geotechnical drilling and exploration contracts.

Matamec Explorations Inc. has appointed Bertho Caron vice president of project development and construction.

Kaydon Bearings Division has appointed Michael Stofferahn vice president of North American sales.

BEUMER Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG has appointed Bruno Reckmann sales manager for the business divisions conveying and loading, palletizing and packaging. He succeeds Ulrich Hock, who is now responsible for these product lines across the globe as the sales director of the BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG.