Sunday 20th Oct, 2019

Metso appoints Australian as President of Mining Equipment

Metso’s Mining Equipment business areas has appointed a new President, who will also join the company’s Executive Team from 1 August 2019.
Stephan W Kirsch

Metso’s Mining Equipment business area has appointed a new President, who will also join the company’s Executive Team from 1 August 2019.

Stephan W Kirsch, current Senior Vice President, Business and Product Management in the Mining Equipment business area, was selected for the role.

Kirsch joined Metso in 2018 and is a German and Australian Citizen. He was previously the Managing Director at thyssenkrupp Polysius Australia and CEO of Hofmann Engineering Group, Australia.

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The current President of Metso’s Mining Equipment business area, Victor Tapia, will take on another internal assignment before leaving the company.

Metso President and CEO, Pekka Vauramo, thanked Tapia for his contribution in developing the business area.

“At the same time, I wish Stephan most welcome in his new role and to the Executive Team,” Vauramo said.