Steve Lennard Joins ESCO Corporation as Director of Sales, Australia

Oct 20, 2010, 21:19 ET from ESCO Corporation

BRISBANE, Australia, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- ESCO Corporation announced today that Steve Lennard has joined the organization as Director of Sales, Engineered Products Group, for Australia. In his new role, Steve will be responsible for further establishing the ESCO sales and service footprint as well as dealer networks for Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.

"Steve Lennard's appointment is another positive step for ESCO and our operations in the region," said Jeff Kershaw, Managing Director for Asia Pacific Operations. "With his knowledge of the global mining business, he will be an invaluable resource as ESCO continues its preparations to directly serve the Australian mining market."

Steve is an accomplished sales executive, with more than 20 years of experience in technical, sales and marketing, commercial and general management disciplines. His career began in the power generation industry, in which he attained electrical trades and engineering qualifications, before moving into the mining sector in 1990. He initially worked in product support services for Hitachi Construction Machinery which was the Hitachi, Euclid, and LeTourneau distributor in Australia.

Since 1999 he has held senior management roles in sales and marketing, business development and general management with Hitachi, P&H Mine Pro Services and Downer EDI Mining, with a focus on customer aligned initiatives in service delivery and customer support.  Immediately prior to joining ESCO, Steve had been consulting on procurement and equipment selection projects for various global mining clients.

"ESCO Corporation is known for quality and innovation," said Lennard. "There is an increasing need for the superior wear products and services we offer, and I will work to ensure our customers benefit from the value ESCO can provide."

About ESCO Corporation:

ESCO ( is a leading provider of highly engineered consumable products and solutions for mining, construction, recycling, and aerospace applications. Founded in Portland, Oregon (USA) in 1913, ESCO has operations across North America, Latin America, China, Japan, SE Asia, Europe, and Australia with more than 4000 employees, supplying ESCO branded products through a global distribution network, delivering superior quality, value and speed.

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