Major Wire adds international sales vice president

Screening media firm names Alain Durand as international sales vice president.

August 20, 2014
CDR Staff
Equipment & Products Personnel Activity

Major Wire Industries Ltd. has announced the hiring of Alain Durand as its vice president of international sales. Durand has worked with Major Wire, based in Candiac, Quebec, as a global market development consultant since May 2013.
In his new role Durand will continue to develop and manage international markets for the company, in conjunction with Germany-based Haver & Boecker. Durand and Haver & Boecker, which acquired a minority share in Major Wire in 2012, will concentrate in part on increasing sales of the Flex-Mat 3 and OptimumWire screen media product lines.

Durand has more than 20 years of experience in the mining industry. He has held positions with Rio Tinto and Xstrata, as well as other manufacturing companies in roles involving strategic planning, operations management, finance, procurement, logistics and information technology. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1989, and has held his license as a certified management accountant (CMA) since 1993.

Major Wire has been in business for more than 130 years. The company designs, manufactures and markets screen media product lines and stainless steel woven wire cloth for the quarrying, mining, recycling and related industries.