Bob Boulton, born in 1950, has been appointed President of Minelco, effective December 1, 2010.
He succeeds Markus Petäjäniemi, who has been appointed LKAB's Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing. Bob will assume all of Markus' current tasks in the Minelco Group.
Bob Boulton is currently Global Production Director for Minelco and Managing Director of Minelco Ltd, i.e., the industrial minerals operation in England. Minelco Ltd's head office is in Flixborough, in north Lincolnshire, which is where Bob will be based.
Bob and his wife Dianne have an adult son. As one of Minelco's pioneers, Bob started with the company in 1992, just a few years after it was established (1989).
- "I am very pleased to welcome Bob as President of Minelco", says LKAB's President and CEO, Lars-Eric Aaro, who is also chairman of Minelco. “Bob has broad-ranging technical expertise and solid experience in the minerals industry.”
Via Minelco, LKAB acquired the minerals division (Frank & Schulte Fillers and Minerals Division) from Stinnes AG in 2003, thereby becoming a global player on the market for industrial minerals. Bob has been deeply involved in the work of integrating the acquisitions into the Minelco Group as well as in the ongoing global development of the industrial minerals business. Today, Minelco is represented throughout Europe and in Asia and the USA.