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:: Appointment of Senior Vice President, Regional Operations for FLSmidth's Minerals Division
Jeff Court has been appointed as Senior Vice President for Regional Operations within the Minerals division of FLSmidth. In this new role for the division, Jeff will hold oversight of sales, project execution, operational excellence and P&L for all regions.
Jeff joins FLSmidth's Global Minerals Management team, ensuring greater collaboration and streamlined communication between the division’s business units and the regional heads, which will deliver more effective and harmonized responses to any regional needs. Jeff’s focus will be on improving operational excellence in the regions, including improved order execution, sales and deliveries.
Jeff’s career history includes more than 20 years in senior roles where he focused on industrial products and services while working within and supplying to the mining, minerals and construction sector. His vast business expertise -- including business strategy, balancing growth and efficiency through to delivery, business management, sales and business turn-around in difficult economic environments -- will be of great value in improving the company's profitability and operational excellence in the regions.
Jeff comes directly from Orica, the largest provider of commercial explosives and blasting systems to the mining and other industries, where he held numerous global leadership positions. Most recently, he was a regional Vice President over Europe, Turkey and the Middle East. Prior to working for Orica, Jeff held several senior global roles for Rio Tinto.
He holds an MBA and an Engineering degree in Mining. For the short-term, Jeff will reside in the UK and be based in FLSmidth's Rugby office, but will later relocate to the company's Minerals headquarters located in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
FLSmidth Appoints new Vice President for EMENA Region
Effective 1 July 2016, Sven Hörschkes has been appointed as Vice President, EMENA, Minerals, covering all regional operations in Europe, Middle East and North Africa for the Minerals division of FLSmidth.
Sven responsibilities will cover the development of the regional organization and focused implementation of the Minerals strategy, resulting in increased market share and sales.
Before coming to FLSmidth, Sven worked for Metso for more than 25 years, most recently as Vice President, Mining and Process Solutions, for Europe (incl. Russia), Middle East and North Africa. Prior roles over his career included senior positions holding global responsibilities for product lines, sales and operational support for numerous business units within Metso Minerals.
In addition to his extensive professional experience, his educational background and various professional certifications in management, business and mineral processing technologies will add value to the EMENA regional business, in particular his expertise in project management and execution. He holds degrees in Process and Electrical Engineering.
Sven will be based in Walluf, Germany and will report to the new SVP of Regional Operations, Jeff Court, also starting 1 July.
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