Harsco names leader for Americas

By Patrick Hill06 March 2009

Eric Reisner is joining Harsco as president-Americas of its infrastructure business group, a new position. His role in the group, which includes scaffolding manufacturer Hünnebeck and scaffolding services companies Patent and SGB, is effective 16 March 2009.

Mr Reisner will have responsibility for all Harsco Infrastructure group operations and business growth throughout North, Central and South America. He will report to John Barrett, chief operating officer of the Harsco Infrastructure group.

Harsco's new executive was previously vice president for Johnson Controls in the US, where was responsible for global business strategy, business development and operations management. Mr Reisner had also been president of Performance Services, in the process control industry, of Emerson Electric Co, also a US-based company.

Chairman and CEO of Harsco, Salvatore Fazzolari, said, "We continue to strengthen Harsco's global leadership team and fill the key seats that will drive our initiatives for building an enduring enterprise. The Americas region is a major platform for Harsco's growth [and has] significant opportunities to increase our market share and expand our footprint."

The Harsco Group announced late in 2008 a planned growth of its North American business as part of a global expansion. See related story (linked to the right).

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