Weir announces Minerals President succession

The Weir Group has announced that after 43 years of service, Ricardo Garib will retire as President of Weir Minerals with effect from 31 December 2022. He will be succeeded by Andrew Neilson, who is currently President of Weir ESCO.

Garib joined Baker Hughes in 1980 and became the Managing Director of Weir Chile following the purchase of Baker Hughes’ Minerals division in 1994 by the Weir Group. He was appointed as President of Minerals in 2016, where he has led the division from strength to strength.

In July 2022, Sandvik said it completed testing of Cat HVO capable engines on mining and construction equipment.

Nilsen became President of ESCO in early 2020, where he delivered the acquisition synergies, built the growth strategy and improved ESCO’s safety and operational performance.

Commenting on these management changes, Jon Stanton, CEO said: “I’d like to pay tribute to Ricardo Garib for his outstanding contribution to our company and the mining industry over many years. His absolute focus on safety and unwavering dedication to serving our customers has been second to none. On behalf everyone at Weir, I’d like to thank Ricardo for all he has done and wish him a very happy retirement.”

He added: “I am delighted that Andrew Neilson will succeed Ricardo. Andrew knows Minerals inside out and has a wealth of experience from across our business. With his strong track record of execution and delivery, I am sure he will lead Minerals to new heights and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”

Later in July, Metso Outotec said it was delivering the world’s largest Premier grinding mills to a Zambian copper mine, while Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions announced a new president.

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