WHISTLER, BC, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.
(TSX: WB) (the "Corporation") announced today that Jeremy Black has
been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,
effective January 14, 2013. A seasoned finance executive, Mr. Black
will guide and oversee the company's finance function and will be a key
member of the senior leadership team. He brings more than 20 years of
public company experience to the Corporation, including the last 10
years at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (TSX & NYSE: RBA).
Reporting to the Corporation's President and CEO, Mr. Black will start
on January 14, 2013 and assume responsibility for the Corporation's
finance, investor relations, information technology and lodging
"Bringing Jeremy on board deepens the base of experience and expertise
of our senior management team," said Dave Brownlie, President and CEO
of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. "His proven track record of
leadership will be invaluable as our business continues to grow. I am
looking forward to having such a high caliber executive join our team."
Mr. Black is currently Vice President, Business Development & Corporate
Secretary of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. Over the last 10 years Mr.
Black has served in various senior management roles at Ritchie Bros.,
including Director, Finance until 2008. Prior to joining Ritchie Bros.,
Mr. Black was the Chief Financial Officer at Blue Zone, a public
software development company, and held senior financial management
roles at Intrawest Corporation. Mr. Black started his career at KPMG in
Vancouver, ending up as a Senior Manager in the assurance practice. Mr.
Black is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree
from the University of British Columbia.
ABOUT WHISTLER BLACKCOMB HOLDINGS INC.
Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. owns a 75% interest in each of Whistler
Mountain Resort Limited Partnership and Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises
Limited Partnership, which, together, carry on the four season mountain
resort business located in the Resort Municipality of Whistler, British
Columbia. Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the
Olympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of
Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125
kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America's
premier four-season mountain resort, Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb
Mountain are two side-by-side mountains, connected by the world
record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which combined offer over 200
marked runs, over 8,000 acres of terrain, 14 alpine bowls, three
glaciers, receive on average over 1,192 centimetres (469 inches) of
snow annually, and offer one of the longest ski seasons in North
America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of
activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain
Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Whistler
Blackcomb Holdings Inc. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under
the symbol "WB". For more information, visit www.whistlerblackcombholdings.com.
SOURCE: Whistler Blackcomb
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