Public relations firm Hill & Knowlton Canada has named Steven MacKinnon as vice-president and group leader of its Ottawa communications unit.
MacKinnon was most recently national director of the Liberal Party of Canada for three years.
Hill & Knowlton has eight offices across Canada. Its parent company, Hill & Knowlton Inc., is a member of WPP (Nasdaq:WPPGY).
Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC) has named Pamela Griffith-Jones as VP and chief marketing officer. Griffith-Jones was most recently VP of the leisure products division of Canadian Tire Corp.
Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network of stores across the country. Its head office is in Toronto.
Stuart Graham has been named VP and managing director of institutional sales for MFC Global Investment Management.
He previously worked at Fidelity Investments, where he held a variety of sales positions in its Canadian institutional businesses.
MFC Global is the investment management group of Manulife Financial, a Canadian-based financial services group that is headquartered in Toronto.
Tourism Toronto has hired David Whitaker as president and CEO effective April 30.
He comes to Toronto after 17 years with the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, most recently as executive VP and CMO.
Tourism Toronto is an industry association of more than 1,100 members.
Juan Figuereo is the new CFO of Cott Corp. (TSX:BCB, NYSE:COT).
Figuereo was most recently VP of mergers and acquisitions at Wal-Mart International.
Cott is one of the world's largest non-alcoholic beverage companies. Its head office is in Toronto.
Algonquin Power Income Fund (TSX:APF.UN) has appointed Luisa Paniconi-Read, its controller, as interim CFO.
Algonquin says she replaces Peter Kampian, who resigned to take a post with another organization. He is assisting in the transition while the fund searches for a new CFO.
Algonquin is an open-ended investment trust that owns and has interests in power-generating and infrastructure assets across North America. Its head office is in Oakville.
COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX:CDV) says CEO John Keating is recovering from an unexpected surgical procedure and is expected to return to work later this spring. Company president Mike Pley will act as interim CFO.
COM DEV, of Cambridge, designs and manufactures space hardware subsystems.
Crystallex International Corp. (TSX, AMEX:KRY) has hired Hemdat Sawh as CFO, replacing Dan Hamilton. Hamilton has agreed to provide consulting and transition services.
Sawh, a CA, was most recently CFO for Goldbelt Resources Ltd.
Crystallex also has appointed Robert Crombie senior VP for corporate development.
He joined Crystallex in 2002 and was most recently VP of corporate development.
Crystallex is a gold producer with operations and properties in Venezuela. Its head office is in Toronto.
Environmental Management Solutions Inc. (TSX:EMS) has named Raymond Castonguay as CFO.
For the past decade, Castonguay was the VP finance and CFO of the Canadian subsidiary of a multinational pharmaceutical company.
EMS is an integrated environmental services company specializing in the management of organic-based waste streams and contaminated soils. Its head office is in Burlington.
Bradmer Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX:BMR) has appointed Dr. Jean Bourgouin as VP of medical affairs. He will work in the company's new Montreal office. Bourgouin was most recently VP of scientific affairs at Aventis Pharma Canada.
Bradmer develops and commercializes cancer therapies. Its head office is in Toronto.
Toronto-based Tiberon Minerals Ltd. (TSX:TBR) says Walter Henry has resigned as VP of finance and CFO to pursue other opportunities.
Dragon Capital Management Ltd. announced in February that it had more than 93 per cent of the common shares of Tiberon and intended to acquire the remaining publicly held common shares. Tiberon said it expects the CFO duties will be assigned to an employee of Dragon Capital during the transition to a private company.
Tiberon is a Toronto-based exploration and development company.
Canadian Arrow Mines Ltd. (TSXV:CRO) has appointed Garett Macdonald as VP of operations. He brings more than 15 years of mining industry experience, most recently with Fortune Minerals Ltd.
Canadian Arrow is an exploration and development company focused on base-metal deposits. Its head office is in Sudbury.
Latin American Minerals Inc. (TSXV:LAT) has named Raymond Mitchell as its CFO. Mitchell is a CA with more than 30 years of experience. He replaces Ivano Cristante, who has resigned.
Latin American Minerals is an exploration company focused on opportunities in South America. Its head office is in Toronto.
Largo Resources Ltd. (TSXV:LGO) has appointed Kurt Menchen general manager of its Brazilian operations.
Menchen is a mining engineer with more than 30 years of experience, most recently as VP of operations for Desert Sun Mining in Brazil.
Largo is a natural resource development and exploration company with projects in the Yukon and Brazil. Its head office is in Toronto.
Internet media publisher Geosign has hired Brandon Nussey as CFO. Nussey previously spent seven years at Descartes Systems Group.
Geosign is a privately held company with more than 180 websites. Its head office is in Guelph.
Samsung Electronics Canada has appointed Marco Nalli as marketing manager of its digital information technology division. Mississauga-based Samsung Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of global technology company Samsung Electronics Co.
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