Kent Aveson has been named general manager of Ashdown Project LLC, which operates the Ashdown molybdenum mine in Humboldt County.
Aveson previously worked as director of continuous improvement at Barrick Gold.
In a 33-year career, Aveson has worked as general foreman, mine superintendent and manager of mines for large-scale operations in Colorado, Ohio and New Mexico.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering from the University of Utah.
Kristina Miranda, who was hired recently as a staff accountant at Clausen & Company, is currently enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno and is earning a Bachelor of Science in business administration.