CFO Moves in Canada this week include:
|Gildan Activewear Inc.||Blackbird Energy Inc.||Gold Royalties Corporation|
|Athabasca Nuclear Corporation||Select Sands Corp.||CRS Electronics Inc.|
|Wellstar Energy Corp.|
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Gildan Activewear Inc. (TSX: GIL) announced that James Kehoe, who joined the Company as Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (“EVP, CFO and CAO”) in January, has resigned to join Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (“Kraft”) as EVP, CFO. The opportunity at Kraft arose as a result of organizational changes announced by Kraft last week. Mr. Kehoe has held senior roles in finance and operations over the course of an approximate 25-year career at Kraft. Laurence G. Sellyn, who held the position of EVP, CFO and CAO of Gildan prior to Mr. Kehoe’s appointment, will resume his former responsibilities.
Blackbird Energy Inc. (TSX-V: BBI) announced that Jeff Swainson has been appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Swainson held the position of Controller with Blackbird. Mr. Swainson began his career with BDO Canada LLP. Subsequent to receiving his CA designation, Mr. Swainson held positions of increasing responsibility with Chevron Canada Resources and Sonde Resources Corp. Ron Schmitz has resigned as Blackbird’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Schmitz will continue to serve on Blackbird’s Board of Directors.
Gold Royalties Corporation (TSX-V: GRO) appointed Sam Wong as the Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation. Mr. Wong is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Chesapeake Gold Corp and Lowell Copper Ltd. Prior to those positions, Mr. Wong was the Corporate Controller at Luna Gold Corp. The company also advises that Ian Fleming has resigned as CFO of the Corporation.
Athabasca Nuclear Corporation appointed Sam Wong as Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation. Mr. Wong is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Chesapeake Gold Corp and Lowell Copper Ltd. Prior to those positions, Mr. Wong was the Corporate Controller at Luna Gold Corp. The company also advises that Ian Fleming has resigned as CFO of the Corporation and as a Director of the Corporation.
CRS Electronics Inc. (TSX-V: LED) announced the appointment of Michael Lam as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, replacing Matthew Groen. Michael is an experienced Chief Financial Officer having held this position with several public companies including Mega View Digital Entertainment Corp. and Canada Pacific Capital Corp. Since February 2009, he has been self-employed in the business of consulting extensively on financial reporting and regulatory matters for public companies. He served as a Senior Manager of Mintz & Partners LLP, an audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services firm from October 1997 to December 2007. He served as Senior Manager of Deloitte & Touche LLP from January 2008 to January 2009. He was previously the CFO of CRS Electronics from October 2012 to May 2013.
Wellstar Energy Corp. (TSX-V: WSE) announced that Christopher P. Cherry will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Mr. Cherry has held senior level positions for several public mining companies including Director, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary. Mr. Cherry replaces Minaz Dhanani as CFO.