Andrew Neilson, currently president of Weir ESCO, will succeed Garib.
Garib and Neilson, together with Neilson’s successor, will work together in a transition period over the fourth quarter.
“I’d like to pay tribute to Ricardo Garib for his outstanding contribution to our company and the mining industry over many years,” said Jon Stanton, CEO of Weir Group. “His absolute focus on safety and unwavering dedication to serving our customers has been second to none.”
“I am delighted that Andrew Neilson will succeed Ricardo,” added Stanton. “Andrew knows Minerals inside out and has a wealth of experience from across our business. With his strong track record of execution and delivery, I am sure he will lead Minerals to new heights and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”
Neilson joined Weir in 2010 as Head of Strategy and joined the Group Executive in 2014 as Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs. In 2017 he moved to the USA as Finance Director of the Minerals Division, before taking on the role of Chief Integration Officer to lead the integration of ESCO into Weir. Neilson then led the Europe, North Africa and Russia region for Minerals, before returning to the US in July 2020 as president of ESCO. He holds a Masters degree in engineering and is a qualified accountant.