Howard Bird has been named Rubicon Mineral’s vice-president of exploration.
"We would like to welcome Howard Bird to the management team," said Mr. Lalonde. "Howard brings a wealth of experience that will help us unlock the exploration potential of our extensive Red Lake and Nevada-Utah land package,” said company president-CEO Mike Lalonde in a release.
Rubicon has an advanced stage gold development project at Red Lake in northwestern Ontario built around its Phoenix Gold Project.
Gold production is slated to start middle of next year with a 1,250-tonne per day operation.
Bird brings more than 25 years of experience to the job, including 15 at the executive management level.
Bird was the senior vice-president of exploration and geology at Brigus Gold (now Primero Mining) where he led the exploration team in the recent discovery of three gold deposits at the Grey Fox Project.
He was part of the corporate development team that added more than two million ounces with the acquisitions of the Black Fox mine, near Timmins, and the Box Mine deposit in northern Saskatchewan.
With other companies, he’s worked in the Abitibi, Hemlo, and Michipicoten gold camps, and has extensive international geological knowledge working in Brazil, Mexico, Australia and Africa.