Ed Santamaria, whose nomination as President & CEO of Normet was published on June 3rd, will start in his role today, November 4th. The interim CEO Aaro Cantell will return to his role as chairman of the board. Ed will be based in Normet’s Espoo office.
“I am excited to have Ed starting with us. I am sure with his experience he is up to speed quickly. His customer and industry knowledge combined with proven track record of operational experience are great assets to build the future of Normet”, says Aaro Cantell, Chairman of Normet Group.
Ed brings in wealth of experience from mining industry. He was previously President, Parts & Services Division at Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology. He has spent in total 13 years in different management roles within Sandvik. Prior to Sandvik he spent 20 years with SDS corporation, a designer and manufacturer of drilling equipment. He is an Australian citizen with an MBA degree. He is married and has two children.
“I am looking forward to the journey leading Normet – an entrepreneurial and agile company with a proud history and world leading products supported by a team of great people spread across the globe. Driving Normet towards future success and meeting company’s inspiring ambitions is my goal”, says Ed Santamaria
Normet is an innovative, fast growing technology company. We are underground experts driven by continuous improvement and care for environment. We offer complete technical solutions increasing our customers’ profitability through improved safety, cost savings and shortened process cycle. Normet has a broad offering for underground mining and tunnelling: equipment, construction chemicals, rock reinforcement products and services. Normet currently employs over 1300 business professionals and the net sales in 2018 was over 300 million Euro. Normet is a Finnish company operating globally with over 50 locations in 30 countries.