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JUL 2019

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NEWS - PEOPLE IN THE NEWS 10 E&MJ • JULY 2019 Karl Söderberg, who was to become acting president for Boliden Smelters, has chosen to leave Boliden. In- stead, Sven Hjelmstedt, director of sales, has been appointed new acting president. Sven will hold the position between when Kerstin Konradsson leaves Boliden this summer until Daniel Peltonen becomes president. During that period, Hjelmstedt will also be part of Boliden's management team. Golden Star Resources Ltd. an- nounced that Daniel Owiredu will be stepping down from his posi- tion as executive vice president and COO, and will be replaced by Graham Crew. Until the end of the year, Owiredu will take on the role of president of the company. On January 1, 2020, Owiredu will step down and become chairman of directors of the company's subsidiaries, Golden Star (Wassa) Ltd. and Golden Star (Bogoso/Prestea) Ltd. Most recently, Crew was general manager of mining for Barminco Ltd. He previously held the positions of general manager of the Bulyanhulu mine for Acacia Mining and operations manager for La Mancha's Aust- ralian operations. In addition to this change, Martin Raffield will be leaving his position as executive vice president, chief technical officer, effective September 30. Donlin Gold welcomed Kristina Woolston as the exter- nal affairs manager. Prior to joining the Donlin Gold team, Woolston spent 10 years as part of the Chenega Corp. management team, one of Alaska's largest vil- lage corporations. Dame Moya Greene has notified the Rio Tinto Board of Directors of her intention to step down as a nonex- ecutive director. Greene joined the Rio Tinto board in September 2018. Juarez Saliba has been appointed to lead Vale's coal segment. Juarez will also maintain his role as director of strategy, exploration, new business and technology. Marcello Spinelli will now be exclusively dedicated to Vale's Ferrous Minerals executive team. Mincor Resources NL appointed mining executive Dean Will as COO. Will previously worked for Mincor between 2002 and 2011 during Mincor's previous peri- od of successful nickel operations as chief mining en- gineer before taking on a role as executive director at Metals X Ltd. Most recently, he was COO for Millenni- um Minerals until January. For the last three months, Will has worked on a contract basis for Mincor in the role of general manager, projects. Evrim Resources Corp. appointed Dave Groves as vice president of exploration. Most recently, he served as a nonexecutive director for Sarama Resources and as a consultant for Evrim, where he provided target- generation and program-design services in North America. He takes over from Charles Funk, who is leaving the company. Excellon Resources Inc. appointed Anna Ladd- Kruger as chief financial officer and vice president of corporate development. Ladd-Kruger is an accomp- lished finance executive with 20 years of global experience in building and managing accounting systems, improving financial reporting and internal controls and strategic planning. Ladd-Kruger was most recently the chief financial officer of Trevali Mining Corp. Sayona Mining Ltd. appointed international company director and chief executive, Brett Lynch, as the new Australia-based managing director responsible for advancing Sayona's strategic lithium portfolio in Canada and Western Australia. A senior mining engineer and manager, Lynch has more than 30 years of experience, including posts with MIM Holdings, New Hope Corp., VLI Pty Ltd. and Orica Ltd. The International Raw Materials Observatory an- nounced that its president, Dr. Stephen Henley, is to take a leading role in a new European Union Hori- zon2020 project ROBOMINERS, starting in June, for re- search and development of bio-inspired robotic min- ing applications. The 48-month project is coordinated by Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and includes 14 participant organizations from 11 European coun- tries. Founder and developer of the Datamine mining software, Dr. Henley's role will include simulation of new scenarios for selective mining of mineral deposits that may become economic with new technology. U.S. Steel Corp. appointed Steven D. Bugajski to chief information officer. He will report to Christine Breves, senior vice president of manufacturing sup- port and chief supply chain officer. Bugajski joined U.S. Steel in 2008. He served as interim chief in- formation officer and general manager of global business service center following the retirement of Charles Balawajder in May. Prior to his tenure with U.S. Steel, Bugajski spent much of his IT career in the healthcare field. The Aluminum Association announced that President and CEO Heidi Brock is resigning and will leave the organization later this year to be- come president and CEO of the American Forest and Paper Association. The Aluminum Association Board of Directors has begun a search for her successor. She joined the Aluminum Association in 2011. Eriez announced the promotions of John Blicha, Greg Nowak and Chris Knoll to new positions within the com- pany's corporate leadership team. John Blicha has been promoted from director of global marketing and communications to senior director of global marketing and communica- tions. Blicha joined Eriez in 2012. Greg Nowak has been promoted from technical director of research and development to senior technical di- rector. Nowak joined Eriez in 1989. Chris Knoll has been promoted from product engineering manager to director of global research and devel- opment. He will now be directly responsible for all Eriez corporate prod- uct research and development activities. Knoll joined Eriez in 2011. CMS Cepcor appointed Russell Murray technical sales manager. Since 2009, Murray has worked for a large quarry company as a crusher specialist and subse- quently as sales and service manager for a leading South African aftermarket crusher repair and spare parts business. Liebherr USA Co. Mining Division announced that Zack Sims and Mark Williams are now regional sales managers. Sims will serve as the regional sales manager for Li- ebherr's east central region, while Williams will cover the company's East Coast region. Sven Hjelmstedt Greg Nowak Kristina Woolston Dean Will Dave Groves Anna Ladd-Kruger Dr. Stephen Henley Steven D. Bugajski John Blicha Chris Knoll Mark Williams Zack Sims Graham Crew Daniel Owiredu Russell Murray Juarez Saliba

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