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ALLIED NEVADA ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF RANDY BUFFINGTON AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Randy Buffington will join Allied Nevada Gold Corp. as executive vice-president and chief operating officer on Feb. 4, 2013. In addition to managing all aspects of current operations at Hycroft, Mr. Buffington will provide oversight to the technical services, metallurgy, permitting, engineering and construction teams.
"Randy will be key to the success of the organization as we continue to manage operating and construction activities at Hycroft," commented Scott Caldwell, president and chief executive officer of Allied Nevada. "His experience and operating expertise in large open-pit projects will be particularly essential as we build one of North America's largest gold and silver mines."
Mr. Buffington brings with him over 28 years of management, operations, engineering and construction experience, which he attained through his various management positions at globally focused mid-tier and senior mining companies. He joins the company most recently from Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp., where he was senior vice-president, operations, and was responsible for the safe operation of five mines located in Bolivia, Argentina, Mexico and the United States. Prior to that, he served in a variety of general management roles with Barrick Gold Corp., including managing director of Barrick's Lumwana copper mine in Zambia, general manager of Barrick's Goldstrike mine complex, and general manager of its Ruby Hill and Bald Mountain mines in Nevada. Prior to his time at Barrick Gold, Mr. Buffington gained significant experience in Nevada working at Placer Dome Inc.'s Bald Mountain mine and Cominco American Inc.'s Buckhorn mine. Mr. Buffington has a master's degree in civil engineering.
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