Renaud Adams was appointed Chief Operating Officer in October 2011. Mr. Adams has nearly 20 years of mining industry experience, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Klondex Mines Ltd. Previously to joining Primero, Mr. Adams was Senior Vice President, Operations Americas for IAMGOLD Corporation, where he oversaw three operating mines producing approximately four hundred thousand ounces of gold and five million kilograms of niobium annually. Mr. Adams was General Manager of the Rosebel Gold Mine in Suriname from 2007 to 2010. In 2000, he joined Breakwater Resources where he was Mine Manager & Mill Superintendent until 2004, and then Vice President & General Manager until 2007. He was General Manager of the El Toqui Mine in Chile and then the El Mochito Mine in Honduras, both unionized, underground, 1,600 to 2,000 tonne per day operations. In 1999 Mr. Adams joined Cambior Inc. first as Senior Metallurgist, Project and Development and then Plant Superintendent and Acting Site Manager. He was a Senior Metallurgist from 1995 to 1998 and from 1998 to 1999 was General Superintendent & Acting Site Manager for Lyon Lake Mines. Mr. Adams has a Mining & Mineral Processing engineering degree from Laval University (1995).