|Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. announced that Joseph Carrabba will retire as president and CEO by December. James Kirsch, who currently serves on Cliffs’ board as lead director, has been elected non-executive chairman of the board, replacing Carrabba as chairman. The company also announced that Laurie Brlas has retired as executive vice president and president, global operations, and is leaving the company. Mark E. Gaumond, former senior vice chair—Americas of Ernst & Young, has been elected a new director.
|Mechel OAO has appointed Pavel Shtark CEO of Mechel Mining Management Company OOO.
|Monash University has appointed Dr. Jerry Tien head of the Division of Mining and Resources Engineering within the Department of Civil Engineering.
|The National Mining Association Executive Committee has met to fill the vacancy of NMA chairman due to the retirement of Frank McAllister from Stillwater Mining. The committee selected Red Conger, president of Freeport-McMoRan Americas, as McAllister’s successor. Conger currently serves as chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee and has agreed to continue in that capacity until the fall board meeting.
| The Lignite Energy Council has appointed Jason Bohrer president and CEO. He succeeds John Dwyer, who announced his intent to retire earlier this year after serving in the position for more than three decades. Bohrer has 15 years of experience in public policy and stakeholder relations, serving most recently as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) and as a legislative counsel to Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho).
|The Association of British Mining Equipment Companies has appointed Paul Briggs vice president and Jane Isaacs director general.
| RungePincockMinarco has appointed Mike Rowlands head of coal for Australasia, Russia and CIS.
|Liberty Mining Consultants has appointed R. Mike Mishra senior vice president.
| Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers announced Rob Mackay, president, is retiring.
| Ohio Magnetics Inc. announced that John Wohlgemuth, general manager, will be retiring. Ken Richendollar has been promoted to general manager and Walter Civovic has been promoted to sales manager.