Diego Hernández was appointed the new CEO for Codelco during May. Prior to this appointment, he served as president of the BHP Billiton base metals division. He has also held executive level positions with CVRD (now Vale), Compañía Minera Doña Ines de Collahuasi, Anglo American Chile and Rio Tinto, in Brazil.

Explorator Resources Inc. announced the appointment of David Prins as president and CEO. He replaces David O’Connor, who will continue in the role of vice president of exploration.

UC RUSAL appointed Vladislav Soloviev to the newly established position of first deputy CEO of RUSAL.

Britannica Resources Corp. announced that Michel David has been appointed president and CEO, and Jeffrey Cocks has been appointed chairman.

Lihir Gold Ltd. has appointed Graeme Hunt managing director and CEO.

Wayne Parsons was recently appointed CEO of American Paramount Gold.

Edgewater Exploration Ltd. has appointed Ryan King vice president.

South American Silver Corp. has appointed Greg Johnson president and CEO. Ralph Fitch, who has served as chairman, president and CEO, has been appointed executive chairman.

Black & Veatch has named Ken Williams treasurer and senior vice president.

Goldstone Resources Inc. has appointed Mike Kilbourne vice president of exploration.

The South African Chamber of Mines elected Dr. Xolani Humphrey Mkhwanazi, chairman of BHP Billiton South Africa, as the second vice president of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa. This follows the resignation of David Noko, managing director of De Beers Consolidated Mines.

Uranium International Corp. has appointed Rahim Jivraj president, CEO and a director.

Midlands Minerals Corp. has appointed Dr. Derek McBride vice president of exploration.

Iron Creek Capital Corp. has named Tim Beale


Outotec has appointed Mika Saariaho, Ph.D. (Technology), chief strategy officer and member of the executive board. CFO and member of the executive board, Vesa-Pekka Takala, announced he is leaving the company at the end of July.

Strategic Mining Corp. announced the following appointments: Bob Marvin, Pham Van Vinh and Hassan Alief have been named geological consultants, and Ian Lambert has been named a director and an officer.

Sandvik Mining & Construction named Gary Hughes the new president of it underground mining division.

Capital Gold Corp. also announced that upon consummation of the previously announced Nayarit Gold business combination, John Brownlie, president and COO, intends to resign to pursue other interests. The company also announced that Gifford A. Dieterle has resigned as chairman and CEO.

Standard Gold, Inc. has appointed Steve Flechner president.

Skelly and Loy announced that Barbara J. Gundy, Ph.D., has been promoted from manager to assistant vice president of the firm’s Cultural Resources Services Group.

International Minerals Corp. has appointed Paul Durham vice president of corporate relations.

RTI International Metals, Inc. has appointed James L. McCarley executive vice president of operations.

Pacific North West Capital Corp. named Anthony Kovacs vice president of exploration.

Jim MacMaster, executive vice president and COO of Yokohama Tire Corp., is retiring after 39 years in the tire industry.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has named P. Kelly Tompkins executive vice president–legal, government affairs and sustainability. The company also appointed William J. McFadden vice president, commercial—North American Iron Ore, for Cliffs Sales Co.

Clough Ltd. has named Roger Rees

deputy chairman.

EtQ, Inc. recently named Dennis Quonce professional services manager.

Nepean Group has appointed Mick Thew managing director, Nepean Conveyors.

Evercore Partners has appointed F. Perkins Hixon a senior managing director. He will lead the newly formed mining, metals and materials advisory business.

Goldrush Resources Ltd. has appointed Donald G. Willoughby vice president of corporate development.

Bow Energy Ltd. has appointed John De Stefani CEO. Current CEO and Managing Director Ron Prefontaine, will become executive director.

Dahlman Rose & Co. announced that Mark G. Downey has been appointed CFO.

Ron Boyd has left his position as business line manager for Rock Drilling Tools (RDT) at Atlas Copco to take on a new assignment as project manager for Atlas Copco’s oil and gas RDT products. As a result of this change, Gene Mattila has left his position as business line manager for Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration products and taken on the position as business line manager for Atlas Copco’s RDT products.

Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. announced the appointment of Russell Grant as senior vice president of business development and a director.

SRK Consulting has appointed Mike Hood its new managing director.

ECU Silver Mining Inc. announced the following appointments: Ralph Stricklen has been named vice president of operations; Jorge Lujan Acuna has been named mine manager; and Mark Butler has been named to investor relations.

Eva Rydén was recently named director group legal affairs at Boliden.

Peritus International has named Thyl Kint global director floating systems and Asia Pacific field developments.

Novariant, Inc. announced that Dr. Kurt Zimmerman has been promoted to chief technology officer and vice president of emerging business.

Engineering Consulting Services, Inc. announced that Kimberly D. Wells has been named director of business development.

Hayward Baker Inc. has named Mike K. Minton a project manager.