Brookfield Properties Corp. (TSX, NYSE:BPO) has made several development and regional management appointments.
Ryk Stryland has been appointed senior vice-president of development for Canada. He was previously with RT/Redcliff Realty Advisors. Sabrina Kanner has been promoted to senior VP of design and construction. Kanner has been with Brookfield Properties and its predecessor companies for more than two decades. Stefan Dembinski has been named senior VP of asset management for Eastern Canada. He previously worked at BMO Financial.
Brookfield Properties has a portfolio of 106 commercial properties totalling 73 million sq. ft. in the downtown cores of eight major North American cities. Its offices are in Toronto and New York.
Tony Comper will retire March 1 as president and CEO of the BMO Financial Group (TSX, NYSE:BMO), to be succeeded by Bill Downe, currently chief operating officer. Downe has been with the bank for 23 years. The company was established in 1817 as the Bank of Montreal and has total assets of $320 billion and 35,000 employees.
Hydro One has appointed Laura Formusa as acting president and CEO.
She started with Ontario Hydro in 1980 and has been general counsel and secretary of Hydro One Inc. since 2003.
Formusa succeeds Tom Parkinson, who resigned as CEO following a critical auditor general's report.
IPC US Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:IUR.UN) has appointed Gary Goodman as president and CEO effective Jan. 2.
Goodman, currently the executive VP and CFO, was part of the senior management team that formed the REIT in December 2001. He succeeds Vinay Kapoor, who plans to focus on his startup company in the U.S.
David Dinniwell, currently VP of finance and corporate controller, has been named CFO effective Jan. 2.
IPC US REIT is a Canadian real estate investment trust that invests exclusively in U.S. commercial real estate. Its head office is in Toronto.
BMO Financial Group has appointed Heather Grand as president and CEO of its new bcpbank Canada subsidiary.
Grand has held numerous senior banking positions in personal and commercial markets, private banking and distribution. bcpbank Canada operates a network of eight personal and commercial bank branches, seven of them in the Greater Toronto Area, with a customer base of 28,000.
Cott Corp. (TSX:BCB, NYSE:COT) says its CFO, Clyde Preslar, is leaving to pursue other interests.
Tina Dell'Aquila, now VP and controller, will be interim CFO until a new CFO is appointed. She has been with Cott since 1998.
Cott is one of the world's largest non-alcoholic beverage companies. Its head office is in Toronto.
Thomas Hamza is the new president of the Investor Education Fund.
Hamza was most recently vice-president of financial services and chief compliance office at KidsFutures Investments.
The Investor Education Fund offers investment education to the general public and to students. It was established by the Ontario Securities Commission and is funded through OSC enforcement settlements.
SIR Corp. and the SIR Royalty Income Fund (TSX:SRV.UN) have appointed Misty Beazley as VP of SIR's Signature Restaurants group.
Beazley has spent the better part of her 16-year career in the restaurant industry with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Inc.
SIR Corp. is a privately held Canadian company that owns and operates a portfolio of restaurants in Canada. The fund, which receives distribution income from its investment in the SIR Royalty Limited Partnership, is headquartered in Burlington.
Blue Pearl Mining Ltd. (TSX:BLE) has appointed Kevin Loughrey as president and CEO, replacing Ian McDonald, who remains executive chairman.
Loughrey was most recently president of Thompson Creek Metals Co. before it became a subsidiary of Blue Pearl.
Blue Pearl is an integrated North American producer of primary molybdenum. Its marketing office is in Denver and its head office in Toronto.
David Reese has joined Whitecastle Private Equity Partners Fund LP as VP.
Reese comes with 10 years of experience in strategy consulting, turnarounds and operational improvements.
Whitecastle is a Toronto-based investment fund that provides capital and expertise for growth and buyouts in small and medium-sized enterprises.
North American Palladium Ltd. (TSX:PDL, Amex:PAL) says Ian MacNeily has resigned as its VP and CFO effective Jan. 21 to pursue other business opportunities. North American Palladium's Lac des Iles Mine produces platinum group metals. The company's head office is in Toronto
David Phillips has been promoted to president and CEO of the Credit Union Central of Canada (Canadian Central).
Phillips was most recently Canadian Central's VP, general counsel and corporate secretary. Credit Union Central is the national trade association and central finance facility for credit unions in Canada. Its corporate office is in Toronto and its governmental affairs office in Ottawa.
5Banc Split Inc. (TSX:FBS.A) says Hamid Omoumi has tendered his resignation as president and CEO, to be succeeded by Cameron Goodnough, a VP of TD Securities Inc.
5Banc Split Inc. generates dividend income for shareholders from its portfolio of shares held in Canada's five main banks. Its office is in Toronto.
Luxell Technologies Inc. (TSX:LUX) of Mississauga has appointed Dean Ferraro as its CFO. Ferraro, a chartered accountant, was recently CFO and controller of Mitutoyo Inc. Canada. Luxell designs, manufactures and licenses flat panel-display technologies for the defence and avionics industries.
Biovail Corp. (TSX, NYSE:BVF) has promoted Kenneth Howling to senior VP and CFO. His predecessor, Charles Rowland, has left to join another pharmaceutical company.
Howling, a CPA, joined Biovail in 1997 and was most recently senior VP for finance and corporate affairs.
Biovail is a pharmaceutical company specializing in advanced drug-delivery technologies. Its head office is in Mississauga.
Glencairn Gold Corp. (TSX:GGG, Amex:GLE) has appointed Denis Arsenault, CA, as CFO. Arsenault has held senior financial positions in a range of companies.
Glencairn is a gold producer focused on Central America. Its head office is in Toronto.
Excel-Tech Ltd. (TSX:NRV), an Oakville-based medical technology company, has appointed Michael Pattinson VP of sales.
Pattinson joined Excel-Tech in July 2005 and was most recently VP of international and recurring revenue.
Excel-Techis sells proprietary neurodiagnostic medical devices.
Douglas Knight is the new president of St. Joseph Communications.
Knight recently returned to Toronto from New York where he served as chairman and CEO of the first U.S.-based Spanish language newspaper chain.
St. Joseph is Canada's largest privately owned communications company. Its offices are in Toronto.
Resolve, a business process outsourcing firm, has named James Hyde as its CFO.
He brings more than 28 years of experience in financial management, most recently as CFO of GSW Inc.
Resolve's offices are in Toronto and Strongsville, Ohio. The Resolve Business Outsourcing Income Fund trades on the TSX as RBO.UN.
Martin Rofheart has been named to the new post of senior VP of corporate development at Gennum Corp. (TSX:GND).
Rofheart comes from XtremeSpectrum, where he was co-founder and CEO.
Gennum makes semiconductors and related products for the video, data communications and audio markets. Its head office is in Burlington.
Advantex Marketing International Inc. (TSX:ADX) says Randall Munger has stepped down as chairman and CEO. Munger, the company founder, will remain as an adviser for the next year.
Kelly Ambrose, Advantex's president and COO, has been promoted to CEO. Advantex is a marketing services company with head office in Toronto.
Dalsa Corp. (TSX:DSA) says that CFO Paul Van Bakel has resigned effective Jan. 13.
Dalsa makes digital imaging products and provides semiconductor products and services. Its head office is in Waterloo.
Fuel cell developer Hydrogenics Corp. (TSX:HYG, Nasdaq:HYGS) has appointed Daryl Wilson president and CEO. He replaces co-founder Pierre Rivard, who announced in September he would move into the advisory role of executive chairman.
Hydrogenics is based in Mississauga.
LionOre Mining International Ltd. (TSX:LIM) has appointed Gerhard Potgieter as managing director of LionOre Africa, Brian Hill as managing director of LionOre Australia and Gary Johnson as managing director of a new division called LionOre Technology.
Potgieter joins LionOre Africa from African Rainbow Minerals, and brings more than 20 years of mining experience. Hill was previously CEO and managing director of Equatorial Mining. He has more than 15 years of experience in the mining industry.
Johnson has worked with LionOre for more than seven years.
LionOre has offices in Toronto, London, England, Australia and Africa.
Ecu Silver Mining Inc. (TSXV:ECU) has appointed Stephen Altmann as president effective Jan. 8. Michel Roy continues as chairman and CEO.
Altmann comes with 20 years in investment banking and the resources sector. He was most recently a managing director at Desjardins Securities Inc.
Ecu Silver is a Canadian silver and gold mining and exploration company with executive offices in Toronto.
Verena Minerals Corp. (TSXV:VML) has named George Flach as VP of exploration. He comes with more than 20 years of mining experience. Verena is focused on the exploration and development of gold projects in Brazil. Its head office is in Toronto.
Graham Warren has been appointed CFO of Exile Resources Inc. (TSXV:ERI). Exile is an oil and gas exploration company with head office is in Toronto.
David Gower has been named president and CEO of Castillian Resources Corp. (TSXV:CT) of Toronto.
Gower most recently was general manager of global nickel and PGM exploration for Falconbridge. Gower's appointment follows the resignation of Gary Anstey, who is pursuing other interests but has agreed to be a special adviser.
Sarah Webster has been promoted to national VP of S.L. Feldman & Associates (SLFA) music supervision services department. For the past four years Webster has been the director of the western division, based in Vancouver.
Established in 1971, SLFA is a talent management agency operating out of Toronto and Vancouver with clients in music, film and television.
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