George Bee
George Bee

Barrick Gold Corp. appointed George Bee as senior vice president for Lama and Frontera district development. After leaving Barrick, he became president and CEO of Andina Minerals, before moving on to become CEO at Jaguar Mining. Mark Hill was also appointed as chief investment officer. He will join the company’s Executive Committee, as well as its Growth Group, and will oversee an evaluations team, who will independently scrutinize proposed expenditures before they go to the Investment Committee. He rejoins Barrick after four years at Waterton Global Resource Management, where he is currently a partner and head of mining.

Goldcorp appointed Charlie Sartain to the board of directors, effective January 1. Previously, he was the CEO of Xstrata’s global copper.

Laurel Sayer Michael Bogert
Laurel Sayer Michael Bogert

Midas Gold Corp. appointed Laurel Sayer as president and CEO of Midas Gold Idaho. In addition, Michael Bogert was appointed to the board of directors of Midas Gold Corp., replacing Sayer. Having served on Midas Gold’s board of directors since 2014, Sayer currently serves as executive director of the Idaho Coalition of Land Trusts. Currently an attorney in Parsons Behle and Latimer’s Boise and Washington, D.C. offices, Bogert is the former counselor to U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne.

Xavier Ochoa Stephen Pearce
Xavier Ochoa Stephen Pearce

McEwen Mining Inc. appointed Xavier Ochoa as COO. He replaces COO William Faust. Ochoa joins McEwen having previously held senior executive positions with other multinational mining companies. Most recently, he held the position of mine general manager at Goldcorp’s Cerro Negro operation in Santa Cruz, Argentina.

Perseus Mining Ltd. appointed Chris Woodall to the role of COO. Most recently, he held the positions of senior vice president of operations for Goldcorp Inc.

Anglo American appointed Stephen Pearce as finance director, following René Médori’s decision to retire. Pearce will join Anglo American and its Group Management Committee on January 30, prior to joining the board as an executive director and taking over as finance director on April 24. Pearce has been CFO of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. since 2010.

UC Rusal appointed Oleg Buts managing director of Irkutsk aluminum smelter (IrkAZ). He replaces Evgeny Kuriyanov, who has been appointed as managing director of Krasnoyarsk aluminum smelter (KrAZ).

Matthew Quinlan Bill Williams
Matthew Quinlan Bill Williams

Dominion Diamond Corp. appointed Matthew Quinlan as CFO. Most recently, Quinlan was managing director and co-head of global mining investment banking at CIBC World Markets.

Vena Resources Inc. appointed Bill Williams, a recently elected director, as CEO. Martin Walter will continue in the position of president. Williams is a former CEO and president of Orvana Minerals Corp.

Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd. appointed Larry Yau as CEO.

Anthony Balic Stephen Pearce
David Massola Anthony Balic

David Massola has rejoined Fortune Minerals as vice president of finance and CFO.

Goldgroup Mining Inc. appointed Anthony Balic as the CFO and corporate secretary. Sam Wong, the previous CFO and corporate secretary, will take on the position of director of finance during a transition period. Balic was previously the director of finance of Goldgroup.

Katanga Mining Ltd. announced Matthew Colwill, CFO, tendered his resignation to pursue other opportunities within the Glencore group. Jacques Lubbe has been appointed as the CFO.

Paul Neufeld
Paul Neufeld

Paul Neufeld joined Gensource Potash Corp. as a project manager with overall responsibility for executing the feasibility study for the first small-scale project at the company’s Vanguard area.

Sierra Metals Inc. appointed Alonso Lujan as vice president of exploration. Most recently, Lujan spent six years with Mata-Trafigura as the general manger.

Nevada Energy Metals announced that Tim Fernback joined the company as COO. Previously, he has held multiple senior executive positions, including oversight of the investment banking and corporate finance divisions at Wolverton Securities, formerly Western Canada’s oldest brokerage firm.

Rockwell Diamonds Inc. announced that CEO James Campbell has resigned and Stephen Dietrich and Rick Menell have also tendered their resignations as directors. Campbell will remain a director of the company. Executive Officer Tjaart Willemse will assume chief executive authority for day-to-day operations and plant completion.

Norm Greenwald, the executive vice president of the International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI), retired from his position. He has been an officer of ICMI since 2005, but his involvement with the Cyanide Code stretches back to its inception.

Komatsu America Corp. promoted Dan Funcannon to vice president and general manager of the company’s mining division. Funcannon joined Komatsu in 1994 as a design engineer and has held roles of increasing responsibility within the research and development organization. Most recently, he was director of engineering, responsible for all engineering activities for large mining trucks.

Dan Funcannon Sofia Svingby Shawn Cheney Jason Blais
Dan Funcannon Sofia Svingby Shawn Cheney Jason Blais

Atlas Copco appointed Sofia Svingby as vice president of corporate responsibility. Currently, she is the director of operations. The company also appointed Shawn Cheney to the position of business line manager of rock drilling tools, and Jason Blais to Cheney’s former position as vice president of specialty stores.

Maptek announced that Sam Shoemaker has joined the North American office as a principal engineer. Most recently, Shoemaker was responsible for establishing the Salt Lake City, Utah, office of Barr Engineering where he served as a senior mining consultant.

Rafael Lopez
Rafael Lopez

Flowrox has appointed Rafael Lopez as area sales manager of Latin America.

Tsurumi Pump named Chuck Rickman as its new vice president of sales. As the former vice president of product development for Bakercorp, he joined Tsurumi in August. He will assume the responsibilities of the recently retired Bill Davidson.

Magna Tyres Group appointed Vijay Nambiar to the position of general manager at the new Magna Tyres Middle East and Africa office.

Laercio Albuquerque joined Deister Concentrator as director of business development. Most recently, Laercio was employed by the Derrick Corp. as sales manager of Latin America.

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