Engineering & Mining Journal

AUG 2018

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NEWS - PEOPLE IN THE NEWS 14 E&MJ • AUGUST 2018 AngloGold Ashanti appointed Kelvin Dushnisky as CEO and an executive director of the board of directors, ef- fective September 1. He joins from Barrick Gold Corp., where he holds the role of president and executive director. Dushnisky replaces outgoing CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, who departs at the end of August for a role at Vedanta Resources. Lundin Mining announced that, following a successful seven-year tenure as the company's president and CEO, Paul Conibear has announced his intention to retire. Marie Inkster, senior vice president and CFO, has been selected to assume the role of president and CEO upon Conibear's retirement. Canadian Zinc appointed Don MacDonald, current president, CEO. Most recently, he was act- ing president and CEO of KGHM International. Turquoise Hill Resources appoint- ed CFO Luke Colton to the addi- tional position of interim CEO. As previously disclosed, current CEO Jeff Tygesen is retir- ing from the company. McEwen Mining Inc. appointed Chris Stewart as the president and COO, effective September 1. He replaces Xavier Ochoa who resigned. Most recently, he was the president and CEO of Treasury Metals. Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. appointed Martin Vydra as head of strategy. Vydra joins Cobalt 27 after a 31- year career with Sherritt Interna- tional Corp. where he was senior vice president of metals. Eldorado Gold Corp. appointed Philip Yee as executive vice pres- ident and CFO. Most recently, he was executive vice president and CFO at Kirkland Lake Gold. Katanga Mining Ltd. appointed Samuel Rasmussen as COO. He served in various management roles for companies such as Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold Inc., Phelps Dodge Mining Co., AngloAmerican Chile and Lundin Mining Corp. K+S Aktiengesellschaft announced that Sam Farris has succeeded Dr. Ulrich Lamp as president following Lamp's retirement. Farris has been working for K+S since August 2011, most recently in the role of senior vice president and general manager of Bethune mine. Encanto Potash Corp. appointed Richard Lively to the position of COO. Prior to this, he was a senior technical advisor. Hill End Gold appointed Tom Eadie as chairman. Eadie replaces Graham Reveleigh, who will remain as a non-executive director of Hill End until the sale of the company's gold assets is determined, at which time he will step down from the board. Lucky Minerals appointed John Mears to the position of president and CEO and director. Mears takes over the positions from Robert Rosner, who has acted as the interim president and CEO since June 2017. Rosner will return to the po- sition of CFO, which he held prior to his appointment as interim CEO, and has also been named executive vice president. Steven Cozine, the current CFO, has resigned that position and remains as the company's corporate secretary. Addi- tionally, Alain Moreau has joined Lucky Minerals as vice president, exploration. Bowie Resource Partners appointed James Grech as CEO and Marc Magli- one as CFO, alongside the promotion of Corey Heaps to vice president of operations and Garrett Atwood to vice president of marketing, logistics and business development. Most recently, Grech served as president of Nexus Gas Transmission and previously held the position of chief commercial offi cer and executive vice president of CONSOL Energy. Most recently, Maglione, was CFO of Richards Bay Minerals. Previous- ly, Heaps was general manager of Bowie's Skyline mine. Atwood joined Bowie in July 2014. Carlos Pons, current co-chief executive offi cer, will step down from his executive role and continue as a member of the Board of Directors of BRP, while Gene DiClaudio, co-chief executive offi cer and chief operating offi cer, CFO Jim Wolff CFO and Jennifer Hood, vice president of marketing and logistics, will all leave the company. After more than 30 years of service in mine safety and health research, Mike Brnich retired from the National Institute of Occupational Safey and Health. He will remain on the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America, the SME International Academy of Mine Safety and Health Board of Directors, and the Mine Rescue Veterans of the Pittsburgh District. The Hon. Amarjeet Sohi recently accepted an appointment as Canada's new minister of Natural Resources, succeeding the Hon. Jim Carr, who will now be Canada's Minister of International Trade Diversifi cation. GKN Wheels and Structures has appointed Ron Peta to the position of sales director, Americas. The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum announced its selec- tions for the class of 2018 National Mining Hall of Fame inductees. Professor John M. Guil- bert was a renowned geologist and professor of econom- ic geology at the University of Arizona; he had a distin- guished 50-plus-year career in academia and business. Guilbert, together with J. David Lowell, worked on the most important breakthrough in mineral exploration in the last 100 years, the Porphyry Copper Model. This work, known as the Lowell and Guilbert Model, was used by exploration geologists worldwide over the next four decades to discover hundreds of millions of tons of copper metal and numerous profi table mines. Dr. Leo J. Miller was a maverick in the mining industry, who believed that active fi eldwork, on foot with a rock pick, was indispensable for exploration. He would ab- sorb as much information about an exploration target up front, formulate ideas and then get out into the fi eld to prove up those ideas. His 50-plus-year career includ- ed the discovery of the Kidd Creek massive sulfi de de- posit and the development of the Lee Creek phosphate deposit. Robert E. Murray worked his way through every as- pect of the industry to build one of the largest private- ly held underground coal mining and river and ocean shipment operations in the world. He is the founder, chairman, president and CEO of Murray Energy Corp. and its subsidiaries. Douglas B. Silver is considered one of the top thought leaders of the global mining business. Silver founded International Royalty Co. with an approach that proved the royalty model could be wildly successful outside of precious metals and for the lay investor. He continues to create investor wealth at Orion Resource Partners with innovative approaches to mine fi nance and metal investment. Kelvin Dushnisky Paul Conibear Don MacDonald Luke Colton Chris Stewart Martin Vydra Philip Yee Sam Farris Tom Eadie James Grech Marc Maglione Mike Brnich Amarjeet Sohi Ron Peta John M. Guilbert Leo J. Miller Robert E. Murray Douglas B. Silver

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