Major Wire Industries Limited hired Alain Durand as vice president of international sales. Durand has worked with Major Wire as a global market development consultant since May 2013. In his new role, he will continue to develop and manage international markets for the company, in conjunction with Germany-based Haver & Boecker, to further promote Major Wire’s reputation and to increase sales for its Flex-Mat 3 and OptimumWire screen media product lines. Haver & Boecker acquired a minority share in Major Wire in 2012.
Durand brings to Major Wire a strong background, with 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 leadership 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 since 1993.