Sandvik has announced the appointed of Scot Smith as President of Sandvik Mining, replacing Gary Hughes, the current President, who will assume the position of Head of Sales and Marketing for the same business area. Sandvik stated that in his new role, Hughes “will use his extensive experience to maintain a dedicated focus on further strengthening Sandvik’s customer relations.” Scot Smith is currently President of the Sulzer Pumps Division.Smith’s previous position was Head of the Weir Group’s mining division, a post he held for 11 years. Prior to this, his career included senior positions with Schefenacker, Britax Vision Systems, General Motors and Van Dresser. The actual date of Smith joining Sandvik is to be communicated later. “Gary Hughes has contributed substantially to our mining operations during difficult times, providing Scot Smith with an excellent platform to develop our business even further. Scot Smith will strengthen the Sandvik Mining management team, while Gary Hughes will make a great contribution to the team in his new role focusing on sales and marketing,” said Olof Faxander, President and CEO of Sandvik.In changes at Sandvik AB, Åsa Thunman has been appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Sandvik. Åsa Thunman is currently Senior Vice President General Counsel of Securitas AB, a role she has held since 2011 having joined the company in 2009. Prior to Securitas, she held senior positions at Elekta AB, one of which as General Counsel. She also has extensive experience from private practice at one of Sweden’s major law firms. In addition to her position at Securitas, Åsa Thunman is a member of the Board of Directors of the Scania Group. Åsa Thunman will succeed Bo Severin no later than October 1, 2014. Bo Severin will take on a role as Group Senior Advisor at Sandvik.
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