Rogers Broadcasting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE:RCI), has named Paul Ski as CEO of its radio division. Ski has spent more than 30 years with the CHUM radio group, most recently as president.
He replaces Gary Miles, who is retiring after 20 years. Rogers Broadcasting has 51 AM and FM radio stations across Canada. Television properties include five Citytv stations as well as the OMNI multicultural television stations. Rogers is based in Toronto.
The Empire Life Insurance Co. has named Leslie Herr as president and CEO effective April 1. He succeeds Douglas Hogeboom. Herr joined Empire Life in November 1999, and was most recently senior VP for individual products. Empire Life is a subsidiary of E-L Financial Corp. Ltd. and has its head office in Kingston.
Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG.A) says president Mark Hogan has decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities. Hogan became president of the autoparts maker in August 2004 after three decades with General Motors. Magna spokeswoman Tracy Fuerst said there are no plans to fill the position.
Magna also announced the promotion of Jim Tobin to executive vice-president of business development and president of Magna Asia. Tobin has been with Magna for five years.
Linamar Corp. (TSX:LNR) has appointed Ted Mahood to the position of CFO. Mahood, a CA, spent almost 18 years with Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc., most recently as assistant general manager for finance. Linamar Corp. is a diversified global manufacturing company. Its head office is in Guelph.
Transition Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:TTH, Nasdaq: TTHI) has promoted Carl Damiani to VP of business development. Damiani has been with Transition since 2003. Transition is a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for disease indications with large markets. Its head office is in Toronto.
Polaris Geothermal Inc. (TSX:GEO) has named Jim Randle VP of project development. Randle comes with 25 years of experience in developing geothermal projects. Polaris is a renewable energy company currently focused on the development of geothermal energy projects in Latin America. Its head office is in Toronto.
Energy Savings (TSX:SIF.UN) has named Peter Bloch, CA, as its chief financial officer. Bloch was most recently partner and co-founder at Tribute/Legacy Pharmaceuticals. Energy Savings is a Toronto-based marketer of long-term, fixed-price natural gas and electricity contracts.
Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX:CG) has appointed Stephen Lang as VP and COO. Lang comes to Centerra from Stillwater Mining Co., where he was most recently executive VP and COO. Centerra is focused on gold properties primarily in Central Asia, the former Soviet Union and other emerging markets. Its head office is in Toronto.
Luxell Technologies Inc. (TSX:LUX) has appointed Gerard Hartley as its VP of business development. Hartley has been consulting with a number of companies in the defence products industry since 2005. Luxell designs, manufactures and licenses flat-panel display technologies and products for the aerospace and defence sectors. Its head office is in Mississauga.
Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (TSX:KFS) has named chief financial officer Shaun Jackson as president and CEO, replacing founder William Star, who is retiring from the vehicle insurance company. Jackson has been an executive with Mississauga-headquartered Kingsway since 1995.
Yukon Gold Corp. (TSX: YK) has hired Ron Mann as president and CEO. Mann has more than 25 years' experience in the investment industry with an emphasis on mining and mining-related companies in the last decade. Paul Gorman earlier resigned as CEO and director. Cletus Ryan has been appointed to the position of VP of corporate development. He has more than 20 years' experience with a number of major fund and wealth management companies. Yukon Gold is focused on its Marg property and its Mount Hinton property in the Yukon. Its head office is in Toronto.
Prime Restaurants Royalty Income Fund (TSX:EAT.UN) says Gus Pergantis has resigned as CFO and a search is underway for a replacement. Pergantis becomes CFO of a Toronto high-tech company. The fund was established to invest in PRC Trademarks Inc. (TradeMarkCo), which is its source of revenue. Prime Restaurants is based in Mississauga.
Pure Nickel Inc. (TSX:NIC) says its chairman and CEO, Jay Jaski, has died in Toronto. The board has appointed David McPherson as interim president and CEO, and Robert Angrisano as interim chairman. Pure Nickel has a portfolio of later-stage exploration and development projects. Its head office is in Toronto.
Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX: HCG) has appointed Nick Kyprianou as president of both Home Capital and its wholly owned regulated operating subsidiary Home Trust Co. Kyprianou joined Home Trust in 1992 and was promoted through a succession of positions, most recently senior VP and COO. Brian Mosko, who has served as senior VP of Home Capital and Home Trust, will assume the additional role of COO. He joined Home Trust in 1989. Home Capital has its head office in Toronto.
Centenario Copper Corp. (TSX:CCT) has named Aaron Ames as VP and CFO. He was previously the EVP and CFO of Atlas Cold Storage Inc. Ames replaces Centenario's CFO A.J. Ali, who is moving to a new endeavour in the mining sector. Ali will remain on the board. Centenario's goal is to become a mid-tier copper producer. It operates in Chile and has its head office in Toronto.
Plastics engineering firm Reko International Group Inc. (TSX:REK) says its founder, chairman and CEO Steve Reko died Dec. 22 at the age of 70. The company put a succession plan into place earlier due to Reko's declining health. Diane St. John becomes acting CEO and Greg Henwood was named president. Reko manufactures products for the automotive, aerospace and consumer product markets. Its head office is in Oldcastle.
Toronto-based Norbord Inc. (TSX:NBD) says that John Tremayne will step down as executive VP and CFO effective Feb. 15. A successor is expected to be announced shortly. Norbord Inc. is an international producer of wood-based panels.
Norstar Securities Trust says David Sheridan has resigned as executive VP and director of NSIF Inc., the administrator of Norstar Securities Limited Partnership. Toronto-based Norstar operates an independent Canadian investment dealer through its 99.99-per-cent holding in the partnership.
Andina Minerals Inc. (TSXV:ADM) has hired Tracey Thom as VP of investor relations. She was most recently with Kinross Gold Corp., where she was director of investor relations and communications. Andina has a portfolio of precious-metals exploration projects in Chile. Its head office is in Toronto.
Peter Cowley is retiring as president of Banro Corp. (TSX, Amex:BAA) but will remain on the company's board. Cowley's retirement will take effect March 1. He has been president of the gold miner since June 2004. Banro operates four wholly owned gold projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its head office is in Toronto.
Ottawa-based OFI Income Fund (TSX:OFB.UN), a producer of fibreglass insulation products, has named Edward Bowles to the new position of COO. Before joining OFI, Bowles was president and CEO of PCL Packaging in Oakville.
Covalon Technologies Ltd. (TSXV:COV) has named Francis Lindayen as CFO. William Jackson relinquishes that post and continues as chief business officer. Lindayen, a CA, brings more than 20 years of varied industry experience. Covalon offers advanced medical products for wound care and surgical applications and coatings. Its head office is in Mississauga.
Advanced Explorations Inc. (TSXV:AXI) has added Joseph Chiummiento and Lou Nagy to its management team. Chiummiento becomes corporate secretary and will continue to provide supplemental legal services. He previously served as general counsel to Epsilon Energy Ltd. Nagy, a CA, replaces Mark Gossin as CFO. Gossin remains on the board. Nagy is CFO of BacTech Mining Corp. and Golden Odyssey Mining Inc. Advanced Exploration is engaged in identifying business opportunities within the resource sector. Its head office is in Toronto.
The Futura Loyalty Group Inc. (TSXV:FUT) says COO Byron Holland is leaving the company but will remain on the board. Futura operates a rewards program, whose members earn credit by purchasing from an array of retailers, service companies and brands. Its head office is in Toronto.
Axmin Inc. (TSXV:AXM) has named Mario Caron as president and CEO, and Jonathan Forster as head of exploration. Forster has resigned as CEO but will remain a director. Caron was most recently president and CEO of Tiberon Minerals Ltd. Michael Martineau is stepping down as executive deputy chairman and president and will become non-executive deputy chairman. Axmin has a focus on gold in highly prospective properties across central and west Africa. Its office is in Toronto.
BioSyent Inc. (TSXV:RX) has promoted Alfred D'Souza to vice-president and CFO. D'Souza is a CMA who joined the company as controller and finance director in October 2006. BioSyent is a specialty pharmaceutical company with its head office in Mississauga.
Active Control Technology Inc. (TSXV:ACT) has appointed Ian Oliver as VP of operations. Before joining Active Control, he was a partner at IBI Group. ACT designs and markets wireless network control and communication systems for buildings and extreme environments. Its office is in Burlington.
SonnenEnergy Corp. (TSXV:PWR) has hired John Ross, CA, as its CFO. He succeeds Wolfgang Bresser, who has been the company's interim CFO in addition to being the CFO of subsidiary SonnenEnergie GmbH in Germany. Bresser is resigning from both positions. Prior to joining SonnenEnergy, Ross held a number of senior financial management positions.
SonnenEnergy is a solar power systems integrator and solar power producer. Its corporate office is in Toronto.
Dan Pickford is the new CEO of RoaDor Industries Ltd. (TSXV:RDR). Pickford has spent the last 10 years as owner and manager of a food brokerage firm. RoaDor sells roll-up doors designed for the commercial truck, van and trailer industry. Its head office is in Vaughan.
Galantas Gold Corp. (TSXV:GAL) has appointed Brent Routledge, CA, as its CFO. Routledge brings 17 years' experience and has held managerial and accounting positions at Canadian Tire. He will work from the Omagh office in Northern Ireland. Galantas's goal is to bring Ireland's first gold mine into production. Galantas has its executive office in Omagh and its corporate office in Toronto.
Hy-Drive Technologies Ltd. (TSXV:HGS) of Mississauga has named Hugo Sorensen as its president and CEO. He was most recently president and CEO of a TSX-listed company. Hy-Drive is an energy technology firm that has developed a proprietary hydrogen generating system.
Tarquin Group Inc. (TSXV: TQN) has named Bob Daly as its CFO. Daly comes to Tarquin after completing the IPO for Espial Group Inc. Tarquin's goal is to become a diversified industrial technology company. Its head office is in Ottawa.
Titanium Corp. Inc. (TSXV:TIC) has named Victor Wells as CFO. A CA, Wells has more than 20 years' experience in the resources, transportation and manufacturing industries. Titanium is developing a commercial process for waste material in oilsands tailings in the Athabasca region. Its head office is in Toronto.
Acron Capability Engineering Inc. has named Timothy Workman as VP of strategic initiatives. Before joining Acron, Workman served in the Canadian Armed Forces. He will work in Acron's Fredericton office. Acron specializes in information exchange applications for command and control systems. It is privately owned and has its head office in Ottawa.
Toronto software company Viigo has hired Mark Ruddock as president and CEO. Ruddock comes to Viigo from Ventures West, where he served as entrepreneur in residence. Viigo develops mobile application software. It is privately owned.
Ottawa Chamber of Commerce president Gail Logan will leave her post early this year after heading the chamber for almost a decade. "I had a 10-year plan when I came to Ottawa in 1998 and my work is now complete," Logan said. "A decade is a long time to lead an organization like the Ottawa Chamber and at the end of our 150th anniversary year, it's an excellent time for me to pursue new opportunities.”
The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce has more than 750 members that employ more than 42,000 people.
Enersource Corp. has appointed Craig Fleming as president and CEO. He had been acting in the roles since June. Fleming was previously executive VP and CFO.
Enersource is a diversified energy and technologies company owned 90 per cent by the City of Mississauga and 10 per cent by BPC Energy Corp. Its corporate office is in Mississauga.
- with files from The Canadian Press.