Chief executive officer Paul Taylor is leaving the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. Board chair Richard Taylor said that Paul Taylor, who will stay on as CEO until May 2, "continues to have the full and unqualified support of the ICBC board."
NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. (TSXV:NKW), now building Canada's first offshore wind farm in British Columbia, is beefing up its executive team as it prepares for BC Hydro's "clean power" (so-called clean-energy alternatives) call. The Vancouver-based company has named Paul Taylor, currently president and CEO of ICBC, as its new president starting next month. It also named Steven Eckert, a former consultant to BC Hydro, as senior vice-president, and president and CEO of its development subsidiary, NaiKun Wind Development Inc. BC Hydro is expected to release the terms of the contract in a few weeks, with successful bidders likely to be announced early in 2009.
Pacific Insight Electronics Corp. (TSX:PIH) says Bradley Smithson is no longer chief executive or president of the company. No explanation for the departure was given. The Nelson company, a technology provider for commercial and specialty vehicles, said CFO Stuart Ross would serve as interim president and chief executive.
Emgold Mining Corp. (TSXV:EMR) has appointed Jonathan Fogg to the position of CFO, replacing Shannon Ross, who has resigned as CFO and corporate secretary to devote more time to other duties. She has agreed to remain as an adviser to Emgold.
Rodrigo Romo, legal assistant to LMC Management Ltd., will assume the position of corporate secretary. Fogg brings more than 10 years of post-qualification experience as a CA. Emgold is a Vancouver-based exploration and mining company with prospects in California and B.C.
Nancy Reardon has resigned as VP of exploration, chief operations officer and a director of Premium Exploration, Inc. (TSXV:PEM). She will join Premium's advisory board and consult on a project-by-project basis. Premium is a precious-metals exploration company with an acquisitions focus on Mexico. Its head office is in Vancouver.
Sabina Silver Corp. (TSXV:SBB) has accepted the resignation of Albert Brantley as president and CEO. Brantley says he is stepping down effective May 26 due to family concerns but will continue as a director of the Vancouver company. Sabina is a mineral explorer and developer with projects in Canada.
Neil Jones has been appointed to the position of VP of human resources at Redcorp Ventures Ltd. (TSX:RDV). Jones comes from Barrick Gold Corp. Redcorp is a Vancouver-based mineral exploration and development company with projects in B.C., Canada and Portugal.
Zongshen PEM Power Systems Inc. (TSXV:ZPP) has hired Frank Chen as CFO. He will be based in ZPP's corporate headquarters in Vancouver, replacing Simon Anderson. Chen brings more than 15 years of finance and management experience in companies with operations in China. Zongshen provides electric vehicles and alternate power systems in China and global markets.
Staccato Gold Resources Ltd. (TSXV:CAT) has named Grant Ewing as company president in addition to his current role as CEO. Former president Robert Lipsett has been appointed executive chairman.
Staccato is a junior gold exploration company focused on Nevada. Its head office is in Vancouver.
Aura Minerals Inc. (TSX:ORA) has recruited Fausto Taddei as CFO. Taddei, the former CFO of Western Canadian Coal Corp., will replace Christina Cepeliauskas. Based in Vancouver, Aura Minerals is developing the Arapiraca project in northeastern Brazil.
Cale Moodie has been appointed CFO for Full Metal Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:FMM). Prior to joining Full Metal, Moodie served as the CFO for Sierra Geothermal Power Corp. VP of exploration Robert McLeod assumes the duties of CEO, while Jeffrey Sundar has been promoted to the position of VP of investor relations. Full Metal Minerals is a Vancouver-based company focused in Alaska.
Much-hyped "yoga-inspired" clothing retailer Lululemon Athletica Inc. (TSX:LLL) has announced that CEO Robert Meers will retire in June, to be replaced by former Starbucks executive Christine Day, who joined Lululemon in January. Vancouver-based Lululemon now has 81 stores - 40 in Canada, 34 in the U.S. and seven abroad - up by 30 in the past year.
Western Pacific Trust Co. (TSXV:WP) says it has appointed chairman Anthony Liscio as the Vancouver financial services company's president and chief executive. Liscio, a director of the company since late 2004 and chairman for more than three years, takes over from Rocco Liscio, who became president and CEO in November 2006. The two men are not related.
Sherwood Copper Corp. (TSXV:SWC, SWC.DB) has promoted Brad Mercer to VP of exploration. He had been exploration manager since 2005 for the Vancouver company. Sherwood Copper's current focus is on production of base and precious metals from open-pit mines in Canada.
Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX:EDR, AMEX:EXK) has promoted Hugh Clarke from manager of investor relations to VP of corporate communications. Clarke joined the Vancouver company in 2003. Endeavour is a small-cap silver mining company operating in Mexico. It recently reported that its net annual loss widened sharply on higher operating costs, but the company more than doubled its revenues.
David Stone has accepted the post of CEO of Adanac Molybdenum Corp. (TSX:AUA). Stone has been an independent director of the company for two years. Michael MacLeod will continue as president and COO. Adanac is engaged in developing molybdenum and ferro-alloy metals mines. Its head office is in White Rock.
Grosvenor Group, the international property development, investment and fund management group, has appointed Andrew Bibby as Grosvenor Americas' chief executive to succeed Bill Abelmann. His appointment becomes effective Jan. 1, 2009. Bibby, who is currently chief development officer, joined Grosvenor in 1984 and has worked in its Vancouver and Calgary offices. Grosvenor Americas also has offices in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
Skye Resources Inc. (TSX:SKR) has brought in John Bracale as country manager for Guatemala and president of Skye's Guatemalan subsidiary, Compania Guatemalteca de Niquel, S.A. He was most recently a director and VP of Latin America for Gold Hawk Resources Inc. Based in Vancouver, Skye is a mining company focused on becoming a mid-tier nickel producer.
Southern Silver has appointed mining sector veteran Jeannine Webb as CFO. She replaces Scott Hean, who has been appointed VP of administration for the Vancouver company. Southern Silver is focused on mining projects in Mexico and Arizona.
Sierra Geothermal Power Corp. (TSXV:SRA) has engaged Jeff Finkelstein as CFO. Prior to joining SRA he worked for a number of public companies in the technology and mining sectors. This appointment follows the resignation of Cale Moodie, who has taken on a CFO posting with Full Metal Minerals Ltd. Sierra is a Vancouver-based renewable energy company focused on the development of clean, sustainable geothermal power.
Gordon Holley has resigned as CFO of Magellan Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:MNM) to pursue other business activities. The Vancouver company's new CFO is Paul Hansed, who comes with 20 years of accounting experience, most of that time spent with KPMG. Magellan is a recently listed mineral exploration company with a principal focus on gold exploration in the Tapajos province of Brazil.
Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. (TSX:ICS), a global wireless software provider, has named George Reznik to the position of CFO. Before joining Intrinsyc, Reznik was the CFO of Digital Dispatch Systems Inc. He replaces acting CFO David Fischer, who moves to the role of VP of finance. Headquartered in Vancouver, Intrinsyc has offices in the U.S., the U.K., Taiwan and Barbados.
Art In Motion Income Fund (TSX:AIM.UN) says Allan Achtemichuk has agreed to continue to serve as CFO of Art In Motion Limited Partnership, the operating subsidiary of the fund. Achtemichuk previously had tendered his resignation as CFO. His term expires on Dec. 31 unless extended by mutual agreement of the parties. With corporate headquarters in Vancouver, Art In Motion designs, manufactures and markets fine-art reproductions based on proprietary artwork.
E.S.I. Environmental Sensors Inc. (TSXV:ESV) has hired Bernard Beauchesne as CFO. Bernard brings eight years of public company management experience to ESI, having served as an executive officer of Diversified Industries Ltd. ESI sells water sensor technology. Its head office is in Victoria.
Romarco Minerals Inc. (TSXV:R) has appointed Ken Brunk as the full-time senior VP and COO of the company. He had been retained in February to head up the feasibility study at Romarco's Haile gold mine in South Carolina. Brunk was recently president and CEO of Harrison Western Group. Romarco is a gold development company focused on production in the U.S. and Mexico. Its head office is in Vancouver.
Bolero Resources Corp. (TSXV: BRU) has made two managerial appointments: John Childs becomes VP of exploration and Fess Foster becomes VP of governmental affairs. Childs is a founder of and principal in Childs and Associates, LLC. Foster has been a consultant in Montana for the better part of 30 years. Bolero is a Vancouver-based molybdenum mineral development company.
PMI Gold Corp. (TSXV:PMV) has acquired a new CFO. Philip Gibbs comes with financial management experience with firms in the manufacturing and retail sectors in North America and Africa. He replaces Ford Cannon, who has retired due to time constraints. PMI is a junior Vancouver-based miner active in Ghana.
Kasian, one of Canada's largest architecture and interior design firms, has appointed two new principals. Husband-and-wife team Geraldine Rayner and Steve Rayner will be based in Kasian's Vancouver office. Kasian has nearly 400 staff across eight offices in the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.
Milajne Soligo has been named president of The Megahair Family, taking over from her father, Mark Banicevic. Milajne started in the family business as a shampoo person in 1988, and had been VP of The Megahair Family since 2001. The company operates a number of hair salons and spas throughout the Lower Mainland.
- with files from The Canadian Press
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