NEW YORK Cliffs
Natural Resources Inc. has appointed Gary Halverson president
and chief operating officer effective Nov. 18.
Joseph Carrabba will
retire as president and chief executive officer Nov. 15 and
also will step down as a director. Carrabba joined Cliffs in
2005 as president and chief operating officer, became president
and chief executive officer in 2006 and was elected chairman in
also named the non-executive chairman of its board of
directors, James Kirsh, as executive chairman.
Halverson, who had been interim chief operating officer at
Barrick Gold Corp. Inc., has more than 30 years
international mining and management experience in the gold,
copper and nickel mining industries. He will report to