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MEI Online: People News: North America: July 23rd 2012


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:: Patrick J. Largier Appointed FLSmidth Senior VP

With the closing 3 July 2012 of FLSmidth’s acquisition of the Australian engineering and equipment supply company, Ludowici Limited, FLSmidth is announcing that it has appointed Patrick J. Largier as the senior vice president and head of the Asia-Pacific region for the Non-Ferrous Division. He will also continue as CEO of what is now known as FLSmidth Ludowici.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to have Patrick on our senior team," said Peter J. Flanagan, FLSmidth Group executive vice president and head of the Non-Ferrous Division. “His broad experience and success as an executive in the minerals processing and related consumables industries are unmatched. Through his talents and skills these past five years, Ludowici Limited has expanded rapidly, and we expect the integrated FLSmidth Ludowici to continue to grow under his leadership in addition to all non-ferrous activities throughout Asia-Pac."

Patrick J. Largier
Patrick J. Largier

Ludowici is a world leading provider of coal centrifuges, vibrating screens and complementary wear resistant products and services for the minerals industry. Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, Ludowici is also expected to expand FLSmidth’s presence in this key mining region and in customer service operations.

“FLSmidth is a well regarded company and a leader in industries that include minerals processing," said Largier. “It’s satisfying to join senior management at FLSmidth, and I look forward to serving all of our customers while offering our same, high-quality products and outstanding services under the FLSmidth Ludowici name."

Previous to serving as managing director and CEO of Ludowici Limited, Largier worked 15 years for Orica/ICI Australia which is based in Melbourne, Australia. During that period he led a number of Orica’s business units and divisions and was the company’s executive general manager over strategy and acquisitions. Prior to Orica, he worked for Shell for 10 years in London and South Africa. He holds a chemical engineering bachelor’s of science from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and attended the Harvard Advanced Management Program in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in 2004. Largier was born in South Africa and has been living in Australia for the last 20 years. He currently resides in Brisbane.




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