Epiroc has appointed Wayne Symes as President of the Underground division and member of Group Management, effective April 1, 2024.
Since 2020, Symes has held the Vice President Global Customer Relationships position at Epiroc. He has almost 15 years within the group in different positions.
Symes, an Australian citizen, has extensive experience leading companies and business lines within mining and with customers globally. He holds a Diploma of Business Management from School of Technical and Further Education in Tasmania, Australia, and a Diploma of International Management from Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, and Duke University, United States. He will be based in Sweden.
Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO, said: “Wayne is a highly appreciated member of the Epiroc team, who embraces our values including putting customers first and building for long-term sustainable results. With Wayne’s strong background, experience and positive attitude, I am convinced he will be successful in his new role.”
Symes succeeds Sami Niiranen, who, as previously announced, will leave for a position outside the group.