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Neilson appointed Weir Minerals president

Andrew Neilson has been appointed Weir Minerals president, taking over from Ricardo Garib who will retire at end of 2022.

Andrew Neilson has been appointed Weir Minerals president, taking over from Ricardo Garib who will retire at end of 2022.

Current Weir Minerals president Ricardo Garib will retire from 31 December 2022.

He was appointed president of Weir Minerals in 2016 and has led the division from strength to strength.

He will be succeeded by Andrew Neilson, who is currently president of Weir ESCO.

Neilson joined Weir in 2010 as head of strategy and then joined the group executive in 2014 as director of strategy and corporate affairs.

In 2017 he moved to the USA as finance director of minerals division, before taking on the role of chief integration officer to lead the integration of ESCO into Weir.

Andrew then led the Europe, North Africa, and Russia region for Minerals, before returning to the USA in July 2020 as president of ESCO.

In his role he has successfully delivered the acquisition synergies, built the growth strategy, and improved ESCO’s safety and operational performance.

“(Neilson) 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,” Weir Group chief executive Jon Stanton said.

According to Weir Group, the process to identify Neilson’s successor is underway and details will be announced in due course.

Garib and Neilson, together with Neilson’s successor, will work together in a transition period over the fourth quarter.

“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,” Stanton said.

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