Metso appoints new president of mining equipment

Stephan Kirsch, Metso’s new head of mining equipment.

Stephan W Kirsch has been appointed President, mining equipment business area and a member of Metso’s executive team effective August 1, the company said in a recent press release.  

Kirsch joined Metso in 2018, and is currently senior vice president, business and product management in the mining equipment business area. 

The current president of Metso’s mining equipment business area and member of Metso’s executive team, Victor Tapia, will take on another internal assignment before leaving the company. 

“I want to express my warmest thanks to Victor for his contribution in developing Metso’s mining equipment business and wish him the best of success,” said President and CEO Pekka Vauramo. At the same time, I wish Stephan most welcome in his new role and to the executive team.”

The global industrial company recently merged with rival Outotec, to form a new company, to be called Metso Outotec.  

Metso said Metso Outotec will be one of the leading technology suppliers to minerals processing companies globally, and had combined sales of 3.9 billion euros ($4.4 billion) in 2018. 

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