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TSX:RMX | NYSE.MKT:RBY
Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -
Rubicon Minerals Corporation (TSX: RMX
| NYSE-MKT: RBY) ("
Rubicon" or the "
Company") has appointed a new Vice President of Operations and hired a new Director of Investor Relations.
"Putting in place a team that can take us to the next level is one of my key priorities," said
Michael Lalonde, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rubicon. "I am pleased to announce the appointment of
Dan Labine to the position of Vice President of Operations, effective
January 21, 2013, and the hiring of
Allan Candelario as the Director of Investor Relations, effective
January 2, 2013."
Mr. Labine has over 35 years of engineering, mine operation, and project management experience. Dan was recently the Senior Project Manager at Goldcorp Inc., where he oversaw the construction and development of the
Cochenour project in
Red Lake, Ontario, Canada, which is currently on budget. Mr. Labine supervised the construction of a five-kilometre underground haulage drift between Goldcorp's
Cochenour project and its
Red Lake mine infrastructure. The current tunneling rates being realized are far above the industry norm for comparable tunnels. Previously, Dan held numerous senior project management roles, including Project Manager for Inco Limited, AMEC Earth and Environmental Limited, and Senior Project Engineer for Nordpro Mine and Project Management Services Limited. Dan holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining from
Laurentian University and is a Professional Engineer in
Dan will replace
Claude Bouchard, the former Vice President of Operations, who has left Rubicon to pursue other interests. "I would like to thank Claude for his hard work and dedication over the past several years. He is largely responsible for bringing the
Phoenix Project to its current stage of development," said Mr. Lalonde.
Mr. Candelario brings several years of investor relations and capital markets experience. Prior to joining Rubicon, Allan coordinated Alamos Gold Inc.'s top-ranked investor relations program. He previously worked in equity research at TD Securities and at a non-bank Canadian investment dealer. Mr. Candelario received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.