Mike Cordoba is stepping down as CEO of Boston Pizza International Inc. (BPI) and will be leaving the company as of Dec. 31. Cordoba will also resign as director and CEO of Boston Pizza GP Inc., managing general partner of Boston Pizza Royalties Limited Partnership (BPRLP), administrator of the Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund (TSX:BPF.UN). Cordoba joined BPI in 1993. BPI currently holds a 12-per-cent interest in the fund indirectly through its interest in BPRLP.
Boston Pizza's Western Canadian headquarters are in Richmond.
Craig Cameron, president and CEO of Paragon Pharmacies Ltd. (TSXV:PGN), says he will leave the company within the coming year. Cameron will remain in his post until a successor is on the job. The announcement comes after Paragon entered into an agreement with Canterbury Park Capital LP for Canterbury to convert its $20-million Paragon debenture into Paragon shares, giving Canterbury a controlling interest. In other company news, Randy Henderson has been hired as interim CFO. Henderson is president of Henderson Corporate Financial Consulting Inc. and a member of Paragon's board. Paragon is headquartered in Kelowna, and owns and operates 185 retail pharmacies, three central-fill pharmacies and two home health-care stores in B.C., Alberta and Manitoba.
Portal Resources Ltd. (TSXV:PDO) has named David Hottman as president and CEO. Hottman is a founder of Portal and has served as a director since August 2000. He replaces Bruce Winfield, who will remain on the board. Portal is a junior natural resource company focused on uranium, gold-silver and copper-gold projects in Argentina and the U.S. Its head office is in Vancouver.
Northland Resources Inc. (TSX: NAU) has named Deborah Craig to the post of VP of strategic development for its Northland Resources AB subsidiary. Craig brings more than 15 years of mining industry experience, most recently as CFO of Oryx Mining and Exploration Ltd. She will work from the Stockholm and Lulea offices. Northland is a mining company with a portfolio of iron, gold,and base-metal projects in Sweden and Finland. Its head office is in Vancouver.
Candente Resource Corp. (TSX:DNT) has engaged Sean Waller, P. Eng., as VP of development with responsibility for the Canariaco copper project. Waller is a veteran mining industry engineer, most recently with AMEC Americas Ltd. Mark Katsumata has agreed to join Candente as CFO, assuming responsibilities from co-founder and past director Peter de Visser. Katsumata has worked with Candente since October 2007 in a consulting capacity. Thomas Rinaldi has tendered his resignation as VP of operations due to family and personal reasons, effective Aug. 31. Candente is a diversified exploration company with copper, gold, silver and zinc projects in Peru and Mexico. Its head office is in Vancouver.
BCGold Corp. (TSXV:BCG) has made some changes to its executive suite. Larry Okada becomes CFO, replacing Peter Kendrick who will remain on the board of directors. Okada, a CA, has been in public practice with Deloitte's, his own firm and PwC for more than 35 years. Kim Casswell has been appointed corporate secretary of BCGold. Freeman Smith has resigned from his position of VP of corporate communications and did not stand for re-election to the board at the July AGM. BCGold Corp. is a Vancouver-based junior resource company focused on base- and precious-metal exploration in British Columbia and Yukon.
Ryland Oil Corp. (TSXV:RYD) has appointed James Welykochy, P. Geol., as VP of corporate development. Prior to joining Ryland, Welykochy served as VP of institutional sales for PI Financial Corp. Based in Vancouver, Ryland is focused on exploring for large unconventional resource plays.
Adanac Molybdenum Corp. (TSX: AUA) has three new officers: Peter Jones becomes chairman, president and CEO; Christopher Kirby VP and CFO; and Kenneth Calligar VP of finance. Jones was most recently president and CEO of HudBay. Kirby was for the last 14 years employed with Inco and was an officer and assistant comptroller. Calligar was most recently managing director of Jefferies & Company. Gayle Dalli, former VP of finance, has left Adanac to pursue other interests. Adanac owns the Ruby Creek molybdenum deposit in northern British Columbia. Its head office is in Surrey.
Abraham Drost, P.Geo., is the new president and CEO of Source Exploration Corp. (TSXV:SOP). He replaces Robert Tyson, who will remain with the corporation as a director. Drost has been a director of Source since September 2007. He is the former president of Sabina Silver Corp. Based in Vancouver, Source Exploration is focused on silver deposits in Mexico.
Rio Cristal Zinc Corp. (TSXV:RCZ) has appointed Juan La Cruz of Lima as VP of exploration. He brings more than 30 years of exploration and mining experience in Latin America. Former VP of exploration Miroslav Kalinaj has resigned to pursue other interests, but will act as a geology consultant for the balance of the year. Rio Cristal is a Vancouver-based company focused on zinc deposits in Peru.
Norwood Resources Ltd. (TSX:NRS) of Vancouver has named David Grellman to the position of VP of operations. Grellman brings 36 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, and worked most recently at Occidental as manager of exploration operations. Norwood has hydrocarbon assets in Nicaragua and Texas.
Aurora Energy Resources Inc. (TSX:AXU) has appointed Chesley Andersen to the newly created position of VP for Labrador affairs starting Sept. 15. Andersen brings more than 20 years of experience representing Labrador Inuit, most recently as senior negotiator with the Nunatsiavut government. Aurora is a uranium development company focused on the Central Mineral Belt in coastal Labrador. Its head office is in Vancouver.
Chairman, president and CEO Ping Chen will serve as interim CFO for CY Oriental Holdings Ltd. (TSXV:CYO) while the search for a permanent CFO is underway. CY Oriental is a Chinese-based supplier of apparel and fashion products. Its corporate office is in Richmond.
Following the completion of its recapitalization program, Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. (TSX:ANS) has appointed Robert Allen as its interim CEO in addition to his duties as CFO. Based in Vancouver, Ainsworth provides engineered wood products.
Wildcat Silver Corp. (CNQ:WILD) has engaged Christopher Jones as president and CEO replacing Don Clark, who remains a director. Wildcat also has engaged Susan Rubin as CFO, replacing Bruce Nicol who has resigned but will be available during the transition. Most recently Jones was COO for Albian Sands Energy.
Rubin is a CA with more than 20 years of financial, consulting and operational experience. Based in Vancouver, Wildcat is developing the Hardshell silver project in Arizona.
Skyline Gold Corp. (TSXV:SK), which is engaged in the development of a property in northwestern B.C.'s Golden Triangle, has named David Jensen, P.Eng, as president. Jensen recently served as VP of corporate development with another junior mining company. Jeff Smulders, previously Skyline's president and CFO, will continue as a director and CFO. The company is headquartered in Richmond.
Icron Technologies Corp. (TSXV: IT) has added two new executives to its management team: Brian Donnelly as VP of marketing and business development, and Sukhdeep Hundal as VP of engineering. Donnelly was most recently with Corinex Communications. Hundal brings 14 years of experience in technology development. Icron's patented technology extends the range of USBs in any wired or wireless environment. Its head office is in Burnaby.
Minco Silver Corp. (TSX:MSV) has appointed Christopher Zahovskis as COO. He was most recently VP of operations for a junior mining company. Zahovskis will be based at the head office in Vancouver. Minco is focused on the acquisition and development of silver projects.
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