Wormleysburg-based Harsco Corp. has appointed Richard E. Lundgren Jr. as group president of its Harsco Metals & Minerals business, effective April 7.
Lundgren joins Harsco with a 30-year background as an operations executive, having served most recently as the CEO for Shale-Inland Holdings, a leading industrial distribution company for specialty metal products. Before that, he served as president of Tyco Thermal Controls, a global subsidiary of Tyco International.
He has held similar senior leadership roles with Monsanto, Huntsman Corp. and Flowserve Corp. Lundgren is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Nebraska.
"Rick's selection completes an extensive search process, which included the review of well-qualified internal and external candidates," Harsco Director and Interim President and CEO David Everitt said in a news release. "We believe that Rick's considerable success as a leader of significant business transformations on a multinational scale, together with his 30 years of operational leadership experience, will allow him to bring a unique and relevant set of skills to this role."
The company's metals and minerals business is at "a pivotal time," Everitt added, nearing the completion of an organizational review. Michael Monberg, head of the North American division of metals and minerals, led the unit as interim president during the review and planning stages.
"I am tremendously excited to join Harsco and contribute to the company's transformation," Lundgren said. "This is an exceptional opportunity to unlock the great potential within Harsco Metals & Minerals and build a strong future for this business, its customers and its people."
Harsco Metals & Minerals offers on-site, environmentally led resource recovery and recycling solutions for the byproducts of steel and metals production, serving many of the largest and most advanced producers worldwide, the release said. The group operates at more than 160 customer sites in over 30 countries.
Editor's note: This item was modified from its previous version to correct the municipality in which Harsco is based.