Lars Engström has been appointed president of Sandvik Mining. He will be included as a new member of Sandvik’s group executive management.

Engström, previously president and CEO of the air treatment solutions company Munters, has an extensive industrial background with more than a decade’s experience in mining and construction. He has held leading positions within Atlas Copco including president of the rock drilling equipment and underground rock excavation divisions, general manager, and vice president functions within marketing and finance for the Rock Drilling Tools Division.

“I have come to the conclusion that a new leadership is needed to develop Sandvik Mining going forward,” says Sandvik President and CEO Björn Rosengren. “I am convinced that Lars Engström, whom I know well from Atlas Copco, has the experience and the leadership qualities required for this. At the same time I would like to thank Scot Smith, who leaves Sandvik, for his contributions.”

Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering advanced products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety.  The group specializes in tools for the mining and construction industries, among other things. In 2014 the Group had about 47,000 employees and representation in approximately 130 countries. To learn more, go to