For the week of April 13

Resources

David Laing has been appointed to CB Gold Inc.’s board of directors. Laing has worked in every phase of mining project development for over three decades; previous positions include executive vice-president at Endeavour Mining, director of mining at Endeavour Financial, vice-president at Standard Bank New York, president at MRDI, project manager at Bema Gold Corp. and various positions at Billiton International Metals.

Real Estate

Jake Moldowan, president of both Re/Max Jake Moldowan Realty and Versatile Development Group and former president of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

Jake Moldowan, president of both Re/Max Jake Moldowan Realty and Versatile Development Group and former president of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, has been appointed 2014-15 president of the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA).  Joining Moldowan as officers of the association are president-elect K. Scott Russell of Sutton Group-Seafair Realty in Richmond, past-president Jennifer Lynch of Coast Realty Group on Gabriola Island and CEO Robert Laing. BCREA also welcomes a new director, Deanna Horn (Langley), and returning directors Claudia Holland (Quesnel), James Palanio (Penticton), Dick Pemberton (Kamloops), Rosario Setticasi (North Vancouver) and Jim Stewart (Nanaimo). BCREA’s two returning public directors are Donna Bridgeman and Sharon Bryan.

Sales/Marketing

Jessie Campbell has joined Lululemon Athletica as project manager with the company’s brand experience team. Campbell was previously CEO of Tourism Penticton in the Okanagan Valley and has ten years of brand and marketing/communications experience in various sectors.

Sales/Marketing

Harald Will has been appointed to Buyatab Online’s board of directors, increasing the board to five members. Will is a technology entrepreneur, having founded, invested in and advised technology companies since 1987, and currently serves as executive chairman of ACL Services Ltd., a global audit and risk-management software company. Buyatab’s other board directors are: Yuri Fulmer, chairman and CEO of FDC Capital Partners; Michael Burtch, managing director of Taluswood Capital; Johann Tergesen, Buyatab CEO; and Matias Marquez, technology entrepreneur and Buyatab’s vice-president and chief product officer.

Resources

David Laing has been appointed to CB Gold Inc.’s board of directors. Laing has worked in every phase of mining project development for over three decades; previous positions include executive vice-president at Endeavour Mining, director of mining at Endeavour Financial, vice-president at Standard Bank New York, president at MRDI, project manager at Bema Gold Corp. and various positions at Billiton International Metals.

Resources

Geoff Chater has been appointed president and CEO of Luna Gold Corp. following the retirement of John Blake. Chater is also a member of Luna Gold’s board of directors and has more than 25 years of experience in the mineral exploration and mining industries; he is currently a director of Great Panther Silver Ltd., Lara Exploration Ltd., and Reservoir Minerals Inc.

Legal

Michelle Adams has joined Harper Grey LLP as an associate with the family law group. Adams was previously with Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP and focuses her practice on family law; she has represented clients before the provincial court of B.C. and the BC Supreme Court.

Legal

Millie Chan, Evan Cooke and Matthew Swanson have all been recently promoted within Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Chan has been appointed counsel (previously an associate) and both Cooke and Swanson have had title changes from associates to partners.

Public

Canada’s Best Managed Companies Award is granted to 50 leading private organizations that demonstrate business excellence in a number of areas, including business planning, processes and leader development. Nominees are put through a rigorous application process, where they are evaluated on management capabilities, best practices, business performance and sustained growth. The award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. Avison Young, Tu Group and Fresh Direct received the award, Avison Young for the third year running and Tu Group for the second time.

Health/Medical

Jeffrey Brooks has been appointed vice-president of imaging for LED Dental Ltd., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. Brooks is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with 20 years of private practice experience, has a special interest in 3D imaging technology and holds multiple technology certifications. Brooks will continue to maintain his positions as associate professor and 3D imaging director in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery at University of Tennessee Health Science Centre.

Finance

Derral Moriyama recently joined the adviser team of Crelogix Acceptance Corp., a Canadian consumer financing company. Moriyama has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry, including senior roles at BMO Financial Group and MNP LLP. Moriyama currently works with BMO, MNP and other financial institutions through his consulting company Moriyama Consulting Inc.

Finance

Dominique Cahn, Nathan Armstrong and Wenzhao “Connie” Wang have been appointed to the international advisory board of Global Hemp Group Inc.

Development/Construction

Leslie Mihalik has been appointed division manager of the Burnaby office’s northern group, providing leadership to Associated Engineering’s offices in Yellowknife and Whitehorse. Mihalik has over 26 years of experience in design, construction supervision and management of major infrastructure projects.

Development/Construction

Dieter Diedericks has been appointed division manager of the infrastructure group in Associated Engineering’s Burnaby office. Diedericks has 20 years of experience in municipal infrastructure planning and design projects and is also a certified project management professional and certified contract administrator.

Development/Construction

Alan Emery has been appointed national practice leader, highways, for the Associated Engineering group of companies. Emery will provide technical support in road and highway design to staff and clients across Canada; he will also remain branch manager of the Kelowna office.

Technology

The Heartbleed bug, which exploited vulnerabilities across the Internet and paralyzed the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website, has given way to a tax deadline extension.

Tags: Internet Canada Revenue Agency

For the week of April 6

Resources

David Christie has been appointed to the board of directors of Formation Metals Inc. Christie worked as an exploration geologist with a number of resource companies for more than 14 years before moving to a mining equity research role in 2000; he is also a director of Eagle Hill Exploration Corp. and Condor Precious Metals Inc.

Resources

Geoff Plant, former B.C. attorney general and current counsel at Gall, Legge, Grant & Munroe LLP, has joined Steelhead LNG Corp. as a member of its board of directors.

Resources

Gregory K. Liller has resigned from the board of directors of Oracle Mining Corp.

Resources

Raymond Threlkeld has been appointed chairman of the board for Newmarket Gold Inc. Most recently, Threlkeld was president and CEO of Rainy River Resources.

Resources

Scott Hean has joined the board of directors at Formation Metals Inc. Hean is currently the CFO of Quaterra Resources Inc., and is a member of the audit and chair of the compensation committee of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. Hean has also served on numerous not-for-profit boards including Outward Bound Canada, BC Children’s Hospital, and is currently chair of the Bill Reid Trust.

Public

Chris Guillemet has been appointed CEO of Velofix Holdings Inc., a Vancouver-based mobile bike shop franchise he co-founded. Velofix currently operates two vans in Vancouver and one in Victoria; a Calgary launch is planned for April.

Legal

Michael Allen has been appointed partner at Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP’s corporate commercial finance and banking law group and will be based out of the Vancouver office. Allen regularly acts for both lenders and borrowers in international project finance matters and has experience in secured transactions and public-private partnerships, and for large commercial restructurings.

Legal

Chris Ramsay and Katie Mak, both previously at Dentons, have joined Clark Wilson LLP. As partner, Ramsay leads the firm’s insolvency and restructuring group, while Mak is an associate with the insolvency and restructuring group.

Legal

Stephen Robertson, Michael Waters and Tamara Wong of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP have been promoted from associates to partners within the firm. Both Robertson and Waters practise in the areas of securities, capital markets and public companies, corporate governance and special committees, and mining. Wong practises in the areas of corporate commercial law, wills and estate planning, trusts and wealth management.

Finance

Don Furney has joined DMCL Chartered Accountants as a partner it its tax group. Furney has more than 30 years of experience in Canadian and international tax for public and privately held companies and specializes in numerous industries including real estate, technology and digital media, consumer and industrial products and shipping.

Finance

Nigel Cave has been appointed vice-chair for the British Columbia Securities Commission. Cave was a former partner of the Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, where he was the leader of that office’s capital markets group and a member of the firm’s management committee.

Development/Construction

Grace Rosalin has joined the team at Kryton International Inc. as a research and development lab technician. Rosalin has 10 years of laboratory experience; her areas of responsibility include concrete testing and quality control.

Development/Construction

Surrey’s City Centre Library, designed by architect Bing Thom, has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification. LEED certification is a rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for environmentally sustainable building practices. The library has several green features, including a green roof, water and energy efficiencies and a green education program that educates visitors as to how the library has been designed with environmental sustainability in mind. City Centre is one of only 23 libraries in Canada to have achieved this status.

Development/Construction

Scott Alexander, previously the manager of AECOM’s bridge group in Edmonton, has been appointed Alberta practice lead at Buckland & Taylor. Alexander will be located in the Edmonton office, and brings 25 years of experience in research and design to the firm.


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