New President announced for Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions

Richard Harris to take over from current President who will move to Konecranes later this year

Sandvik has appointed Richard Harris as President of the Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions (SRP) business area, and new member of the Sandvik Group Executive Management, effective October 1, 2022.

He succeeds Anders Svensson, who, as the company previously announced would be leaving Sandvik to become President and CEO of Konecranes. Richard Harris is currently President of Walter, a division within the business area Sandvik Manufacturing and Machining Solutions.

“Richard Harris is an experienced international leader with a very strong operational background who has proven great performance management and execution skills during his years at Sandvik. In addition, he has successfully driven an active growth and acquisition agenda. I am convinced that he will be a very good fit as business area President for SRP and a great addition to the Group Executive Management,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of Sandvik.

In July 2022, Sandvik said it completed testing of Cat HVO capable engines on mining and construction equipment.

Richard Harris has been with the Sandvik Group since 2002 in various senior positions within Sandvik Machining Solutions (SMS). Before becoming President of Walter in 2019, he was President of the Wolfram division.

Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions supplies equipment, tools, parts, service and solutions for processing rock and minerals in the mining and infrastructure industries. Its applications include crushing, screening, breaking and demolition.

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