Effective 1 July, Jeff Court has been appointed as Senior Vice President for Regional Operations within the Minerals division of FLSmidth. In this new role for the division, Jeff will hold oversight of sales, project execution, operational excellence and P&L for all regions.
Jeff joins FLSmidth's Global Minerals Management team, ensuring greater collaboration and streamlined communication between the division’s business units and the regional heads, which will deliver more effective and harmonized responses to any regional needs. Jeff’s focus will be on improving operational excellence in the regions, including improved order execution, sales and deliveries.
Jeff’s career history includes more than 20 years in senior roles where he focused on industrial products and services while working within and supplying to the mining, minerals and construction sector. His vast business expertise -- including business strategy, balancing growth and efficiency through to delivery, business management, sales and business turn-around in difficult economic environments -- will be of great value in improving the company's profitability and operational excellence in the regions.
Jeff comes directly from Orica, the largest provider of commercial explosives and blasting systems to the mining and other industries, where he held numerous global leadership positions. Most recently, he was a regional Vice President over Europe, Turkey and the Middle East. Prior to working for Orica, Jeff held several senior global roles for Rio Tinto.
He holds an MBA and an Engineering degree in Mining. For the short-term, Jeff will reside in the UK and be based in FLSmidth's Rugby office, but will later relocate to the company's Minerals headquarters located in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.