Lynas Appoints New Chief Operating Officer
August 12, 2013 (Source: ASX) — Lynas Corporation Limited (ASX: L YC) (OTCQX: L YSDY) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean Claude Steinmetz as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.
Mr Steinmetz, who has significant expertise in chemical engineering, will be based in Malaysia from 12 August 2013, to oversee the safe and efficient operation of the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) in Malaysia, as well as the mining operations and concentration plant at Mount Weld in Western Australia.
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Lynas Corporation Chief Executive Officer Eric Noyrez said Lynas was fortunate to gain a senior executive of Mr Steinmetz’s calibre to run the company’s operations.
“Jean Claude has extensive senior management and board level experience, and his in-depth knowledge of the international automotive, chemical and materials industries will be invaluable in his new role,” Mr Noyrez said.
Mr Steinmetz has worked in various countries around the world for three major chemical and electrical corporations, DuPont de Nemours, General Electric (GE) and Solvay for more than 30 years, providing him with relevant expertise in chemical process manufacturing.
“Jean Claude’s experience and relationships will also assist Lynas in strengthening customer relationships as well as helping to develop other sales and business opportunities for Lynas throughout Asia, Western Europe and the Americas,” Mr Noyrez added.
As Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Lynas Executive Committee, he will be responsible for the global operating business units of Lynas.