Tony Hayward Göran Kördel

Glencore Xstrata plc appointed Tony Hayward as chairman. He was appointed to the board in April 2011. He served as the senior independent director until May 2013 when he was appointed interim chairman. He is the former CEO of BP.

Duluth Metals Ltd. appointed Kelly J. Osborne as its president and CEO. Prior to his appointment, he was senior vice-president, underground operations (Indonesia) with Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold. Also, Vern Baker has resigned as president of Duluth, a position he held since July 2010. Baker will continue working for and assisting Duluth until August 1, and has agreed to continue representing Duluth on the Twin Metals Technical Committee beyond August 1. Osborne will replace Tom Pugsley who will be resigning from the Twin Metals Board of Directors.

Göran Kördel has been appointed CIO for the Boliden Group. Most recently, He has been running his own consultancy firm, Nordwise Management.

Yamana Gold announced Daniel Racine has joined the company as senior vice president, Canadian operations and mine planning and development. Most recently, he was the president and COO for Brigus Gold Corp.

Andrey Slivchenko

Ross Beaty

Andrey Slivchenko Ross Beaty

Mechel OAO appointed Andrey Slivchenko as the CFO, replacing Stanislav Ploschenko. Prior to his appointment, he worked as executive director and then CEO of OJSC Pharmacy Chain 36.6.

Pan American Silver Corp. announced that its chairman and founder, Ross Beaty, was awarded the Vale Medal for Meritorious Contributions to Mining at the annual gala awards dinner of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) held in conjunction with the CIM’s annual convention. The Vale Medal is awarded annually as a mark of distinction and recognition to a person who has made a meritorious and practical contribution of outstanding importance to the mining and metallurgical industry of Canada.

Mark Farren

Ian Ball

Mark Farren Ian Ball

Ivanhoe Mines appointed Mark Farren as executive vice president of operations.

Orbite Aluminae Inc. hired Bruno Bibeau as plant manager. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Bibeau has held several senior positions with major companies, such as sector manager, operations, at ArcelorMittal, and production manager and technical manager at resolute, forest products.

McEwen Mining Inc. announced the resignation of Ian Ball, president. Ball is departing after nine years to pursue new opportunities, however, he will continue to work with McEwen Mining to ensure an orderly transition.

South Boulder Mines appointed Chief Executive Paul Donaldson as managing director.

Paul Donaldson

Frank G. Mueller Paul Donaldson

Santa Fe Gold Corp. appointed Frank G. Mueller as interim CFO and corporate secretary. Mueller is replacing Michael Martinez, and the current corporate secretary, Ryan Carson. Prior to joining Santa Fe in 2010 as assistant comptroller, Mueller served for six years as the senior business manager for two divisions of Cornell Company.

Probe Mines Ltd. announced that Yves Dessureault has been appointed COO, replacing Michael Petrina, who has decided to leave the company. Dessureault previously held leadership positions with Rio Tinto PLC and Hatch Ltd., and more recently was a partner at BBA Inc. where he was leading their Toronto operations.

South Boulder Mines appointed Chief Executive Paul Donaldson as managing director.

Eco Oro Minerals Corp. appointed Anna Stylianides as interim president and CEO. Stylianides replaces Joao Carrelo. Carrelo has also resigned as a director of Eco Oro.

American Vanadium appointed Brett Whalen as non-executive chairman. Whalen is vice president at Dundee Corp.

Alan Rule

Renaud Adams

Alan Rule Renaud Adams

Sundance Resources Ltd. appointed Alan Rule as CFO. He joins Sundance from Paladin Energy Ltd., where he has been CFO since July 2012.

Nickel Inc. appointed Patricia Tirschmann as principal nickel geologist. Most recently, she served for six years as vice president, exploration, for Continental Nickel Ltd.

ABM Resources NL added Louis Rozman to the board of directors as a non-executive director. Rozman was nominated as an interim director to ABM by Pacific Road Capital Management Pty Ltd. (Pacific Road Capital) under the recently executed Share Subscription Agreement between ABM and Pacific Road Capital.

Primero Mining Corp. appointed Renaud Adams president and COO. He has 20 years of experience in the mining industry and since November 2011, has served as COO.

Basil Read appointed two senior executives, Khathutshelo Mapasa as executive director, mining; and Mfezeko Gwazube as director, special projects. Prior to joining Basil Read, Mapasa was the principal process engineer and head of loss prevention, responsible for techno-economic governance and support for the De Beers Group operations and projects in South Africa and Botswana. Most recently, Gwazube worked for the National Department of Public Works where he was responsible for the management of the Infrastructure Programme of DPW and Professional Services.

Colin Webster

Grant Ewing

Colin Webster Grant Ewing

Noront Resources Ltd. hired Colin Webster as vice president, sustainability. Previously, he was with Goldcorp Inc. as the director of aboriginal, government and community relations, for the Canada and U.S. regions.

AMEC appointed Jeff Reilly as group president of strategy and business development. He will be a member of the AMEC Group Management Team. Reilly joins AMEC from Phillips 66, where he led both the projects organization and was chief procurement officer.

Cummins Power Generation Inc. announced that Kimberly Watson has joined the Power Systems Business Leadership Team as global sales director. Prior to joining Cummins, Watson managed businesses in the building materials segment, managing both commercial and residential markets for Owens Corning and CertainTeed.

Kiska Metals Corp. appointed Grant Ewing as president, CEO and director.

President of the Dominican Republic Danilo Medina named Pelegrin Castillo, former president of the House of Representatives Commission of Mines and Energy, as the new minister of mines and energy.

Terry J. Wilkins

Andreas Evertz

Terry J. Wilkins Andreas Evertz

Metso announced Terry J. Wilkins has been promoted to senior vice president, Canada and the U.S. He began his career with Metso 39 years ago and has held several leadership positions, most recently as vice president and global key accounts manager.

MDN Inc. announced Claude Dufresne as president and CEO. Dufresne was responsible for the sales and marketing of ferro-niobium produced by the Niobec mine from 2001 to 2012.

Andreas Evertz took over as CEO of Schenck Process. He succeeds Dr. Jochen Weyrauch. Most recently, Evertz served as an executive board member of Sandvik and many years as CEO of Walter AG.