For the week of April 20

Sales/Marketing

Pedro Simoes has been promoted to the executive management team at Avigilon to lead global sales growth. Since joining Avigilon in 2009, Simoes has been instrumental in the growth of the Avigilon team in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America and the company’s sales worldwide. In November 2013, Simoes was promoted to senior vice-president of global sales.

Resources

Michael McPhie has joined JDS Energy and Mining group and will be leading two of the group’s new companies, JDS Copper Ltd. and JDS Gold Ltd. McPhie has resigned from Curis Resources Ltd.

Resources

Dean Laidlow has been engaged to lead the search for a suitable acquisition candidate or business partner in the medical marijuana industry for Windfire Capital Corp. Laidlow has consulted both domestically and internationally in the medical marijuana industry for many years and has developed a vast pool of contacts. Laidlow has supervised numerous medical marijuana facilities on a day-to-day basis, resulting in a strong understanding of all operational aspects of commercial medical marijuana growing facilities. Additionally, he has designed and been instrumental in the construction phase of numerous growing facilities.

Resources

Peter Dhillon has been elected board chair of Ocean Spray. Dhillon served on the Ocean Spray board of directors for 11 years; his family has grown Ocean Spray cranberries for 35 years and has cranberry bogs in British Columbia and in Quebec. Dhillon has also sat on a number of other boards – he has finished his second term on the board of directors of the Vancouver Airport Authority and currently serves on the board of governors of Simon Fraser University. Other boards he has served on include CanWel Building Materials and British Columbia Ferries Corp., and he was chairman of the audit committee for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games Organizing Committee.

Resources

Lisa Dea has been appointed CFO at El Tigre Silver Corp. Previous positions include vice-president, finance, and CFO of Silvermex Resources Inc.; VP, finance, and CFO of Polaris Minerals Corp.; and 11 years at Deloitte & Touche LLP, achieving the position of senior manager.

Resources

Pete Hughes has been appointed vice-president, corporate development, at Petra Petroleum. Hughes has over 40 years of international petroleum industry experience, including 18 years in a variety of senior commercial and management roles with Texaco Inc., where he was vice-president, contracts and negotiations, in the worldwide growth division. Hughes’ most recent position was as an adviser to Wintershall’s global business unit in Germany.

Resources

Robert Pirooz has resigned as general counsel of Lumina Copper Corp. and will continue to serve as chair of its board of directors. Pirooz has also resigned from the board of directors and as corporate secretary of Anfield Nickel Corp. Amber Schaefer has been appointed to replace Pirooz as corporate secretary at Anfield. Schaefer is a paralegal with over 15 years of experience in the mineral resource sector and has worked with the company since 2009.

Public

Grace Murphy has joined the IT recruiting team at Swim Recruiting with more than a decade of IT recruiting experience in the Vancouver market. Shantas Wong has rejoined the accounting and finance recruiting team after a six-month hiatus.

Public

Susan Alley has been appointed vice-president of HR services at TPD, a North American workforce and HR solutions firm. Alley has provided strategic and practical solutions to internal and external client corporations in a variety of industry sectors including financial services, hospitality, real estate, retail, health care, manufacturing, government, professional services and high tech. Prior to this appointment, Alley was VP of human resources, Western Canada, for FirstOnSite Restoration. Alley is also involved in the community with BC HRMA, the Minerva Foundation and the BC SPCA.

Media

Kirk LaPointe has been appointed publisher and editor-in-chief at Self-Counsel Press, the North Vancouver-based publisher of legal and business books. LaPointe’s previous positions include ombudsman for CBC, managing editor at Vancouver Sun, executive editor at National Post and senior vice-president at CTV News. LaPointe is an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of British Columbia and the executive director of the Organization of News Ombudsmen.

Non Profit

Howard R. Jang is resigning from his position as executive director of the Arts Club Theatre Company, effective June 30. Jang will join Simon Fraser University as the new director of the SFU Woodward’s Cultural Unit and as a professor of professional practice.

Legal

Carina Bittel has been appointed Clark Wilson’s chief operating officer. Bittel previously served as the firm’s director of administration and played a key role in strategic planning initiatives and management committees.

Legal

Lyall D. Knott, a senior partner of Clark Wilson LLP and honorary captatin of the Canadian Fleet Pacific, Royal Canadian Navy, has been appointed as a member of the advisory board to the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The institute was founded in 2001 to increase awareness and knowledge about Canada and Canada-U.S. relations among U.S. policy-makers and opinion leaders.

Health/Medical

Doriano Fabbro and Marc Lang have been appointed to the scientific advisory board of SignalChem Lifesciences Corp., developers of next-generation kinase inhibitors that are used in therapies for cancer, inflammation and neurological diseases. Fabbro is currently the chief scientific officer of PIQUR Therapeutics AG, a Swiss pharmaceutical company, while Lang is currently the head of medicinal chemistry at PIQUR.

Finance

Don Furney has joined DMCL Chartered Accountants as a partner in 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.

Development/Construction

Dilhan Perera has been appointed associate director of natural resources for Canada at Turner & Townsend, a construction and project management consultancy. Perera has more than 15 years of project controls experience, providing leadership and strategic direction on development projects in Canada, United States, Mexico and South America. Perera is based out of the firm’s Vancouver office.

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.

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