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5/3/2019

Walter AG Appoints New President

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Richard Harris has held various management positions with Sandvik, the parent company to Walter AG, since 2002.

Walter AG, parent company of the Walter USA LLC, has appointed Richard Harris its new president. He succeeds Mirko Merlo, who had been president of Walter AG since 2012.

Mr. Harris has held various management positions with Sandvik, the parent company to Walter AG, since 2002. Most recently, he led the Powder and Blanks Technology division within Sandvik Machining Solutions. While there, he advanced the strategic and operative development of supply management. 

“Walter has an outstanding reputation in the machining industry,” he says. “The company is a pioneer for technology in many areas. The digitalization strategy, started by Mirko Merlo, puts the company in an ideal position for the future. Together with the Walter Team, I want to further develop this successful business strategy so that we can continue to grow globally in a demanding and ever-changing market environment.”

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