Major Wire Industries appoints Alain Durand as new CEO
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Alain Durand is Major Wire Industries' new CEO
Major Wire Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Haver & Boecker, has appointed Alain Durand as the company’s new CEO.
The Montreal, Quebec-headquartered screening media giant’s former vice-president of international sales, Durand takes over from president and CEO Jean Leblond, who retired on January 31 2016 after 26 years of service as owner of the Major Wire.
“Major has grown significantly and succeeded under Jean’s leadership,” said Durand. “I am grateful that the succession process allowed me to work with him. I share his belief in the power of people, and in his unwavering commitment to customers. We will build upon the strong foundation he has helped to create.”
Durand was chosen as CEO after a search by Major Wire’s board of directors. “Alain has deep expertise in business development and the mining industry, and we have every confidence that he will continue his record of success in his new role at Major,” stated board chair Walter Haver, who is also the co-managing director of Haver & Boecker.
Holder of a degree from the University of Quebec, Durand has also held a license as a certified management accountant. He brings to Major Wire a strong background, with more than 20 years of experience in the mining industry, with Rio Tinto and Noranda, involving global management, strategic planning, operations management and finance.