Emeco appoints freight executive as new CEO

By Murray Pollok25 October 2013

Australian mining equipment rental company Emeco has appointed Ken Lewsey as its new managing director and CEO, taking over from Keith Gordon, who announced his departure in July this year.

Mr Lewsey, who starts on 4 November, has more than 20 years of senior roles in the logistics, steel and mining services industries, most recently as executive vice president of business development at Aurizon, the Australian railway company.

Previous roles include a period as CEO of Aurizon subsidiary Freight Group and senior positions at Brambles Industrial Services, Cleanaway Industrial, Smorgon Steel and BHP Steel.

“After an extensive search, the board is delighted to appoint Ken to the position of managing director”, said Alec Brennan, Emeco’s chairman.

“We feel his leadership, business development and industry experience are ideally suited to Emeco and we look forward to Ken leading the company through its next phase of development”.

Mr Lewsey said; “I am excited about the prospect of leading Emeco through the prevailing conditions and implementing strategies to further grow the business.

"I am committed to ensuring the disciplined approach to balance sheet management continues as we enhance our operations in order to meet customers’ needs”.

Emeco rents very large mining equipment in Australia, Canada, Chile and Indonesia.

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