Vesuvius plc: New Chief Executive
Patrick André joined Vesuvius in February 2016 as President of the Flow Control Business Unit. Since then, he has been instrumental in refocusing the Flow Control Business Unit, in particular, overseeing the restructuring of its European business in 2016. Prior to joining the Group, he had a long career serving the steel industry most recently with Lhoist company, the world leader in lime production, where he held the positions of Executive Vice President Strategic Growth, CEO Europe and CEO for Asia, CIS and Africa. Prior to this he worked at the ERAMET group, a global manufacturer of nickel and special alloys, where he was CEO of the nickel division then CEO of the manganese division. Patrick André is a French citizen, currently based in Belgium. He will relocate to London to take up the Chief Executive role. Patrick André will continue to be responsible for the Flow Control Business Unit until a suitable replacement President is found. Patrick André will also serve on the company’s Finance Committee with effect from his appointment. François Wanecq will stand down as a Director of Vesuvius plc and as a member of the Finance Committee, on 31 August 2017 but remain with the Group until 31 December 2017 to assist with the transition of responsibilities.