Freeport-McMoRan taps Quirk as CEO

Freeport-McMoRan has appointed Kathleen L. Quirk as president and chief executive officer, effective June 11. She succeeds Richard C. Adkerson, who will remain chair of the board of directors, supporting the leadership transition and Freeport’s business on strategic matters of significance to the company. Quirk joined Freeport in 1989 and has been responsible for a broad range of corporate functions…

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Bell Equipment appoints next-generation Bell as new CEO

Bell Equipment has appointed Ashley Jon Bell, grandson of the company’s founder Irvine Bell, as the new group chief executive officer, effective January 1. He succeeds Leon Goosen, who left the company on December 31 after 16 years of service. “Ashley is well acquainted with the company having served as a non-executive director on the board since March 2015 and…

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Wexler named Newmont chief legal officer

Gold miner and copper producer Newmont has announced the appointment of Peter Wexler as chief legal officer. He will join the company’s Executive Leadership Team and will be responsible for leading its legal, compliance and regulatory affairs globally. Wexler brings more than three decades of international knowledge in legal and risk management. He most recently served as chief legal officer…

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IME’s Hoffman Recognized with ISEE President’s Award 

The Institute of Makers of Explosives’ (IME) senior director of scientific and regulatory affairs, Dr. Joshua Hoffman, was presented with the prestigious ISEE President’s Award at the opening session of the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) 2024 Annual Conference. A professional engineer and licensed blaster, Hoffman is a lifetime member of ISEE and has served on a number of…

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Donaldson joins Superior in sales role

Superior Industries Inc. has added Kyle Donaldson to its conveyor components outside sales team. Alongside Superior’s distributors, he will represent Superior in his home province of Ontario plus all of Canada’s Maritime region. “Kyle’s energy level is tremendous and he’s very well respected in the region,” said Mike McFerren, Superior manager of conveyor components sales. “Additionally, he’s very experienced. Experienced…

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Kavinoky named AMA president

Paul Kavinoky has been named president of the Alabama Mining Association (AMA), succeeding Patrick Cagle, who is stepping down to pursue a career in ministry. Kavinoky has more than 30 years of experience in external affairs, public policy, reputation management, and stakeholder engagement. During his career, he has worked in every aspect of mining including coal, hardrock minerals, aggregates, oil,…

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