PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ESCO Corporation announced today that Jon Owens will become Chief Operating Officer in addition to his current title of Executive Vice President, effective January 1, 2014. Owens will oversee the company’s three divisions: Mining, Construction & Industrial, and Oil & Gas.
“Jon Owens has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of ESCO Corporation’s business and the needs of our customers,” said Cal Collins, ESCO President and Chief Executive Officer. “His experience and leadership brings great depth to the company. For many years I have enjoyed working alongside Jon and know that our three divisions will benefit greatly from his insights and direction.”
Owens joined ESCO in 1986 and has held several senior positions with the company. He has been recently serving as Executive Vice President over the Mining and Construction & Industrial divisions. Previous to that, he was Senior Vice President and President of the Engineered Products Group. The Mining and Construction & Industrial divisions replaced the Engineered Products Group in May of this year.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the company in this new capacity. Our three divisions have excellent leadership teams in place and I look forward, with great anticipation, to the work we will do together to achieve some very aggressive, but achievable, growth objectives,” said Owens.
About ESCO Corporation
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, ESCO Corporation is a leading independent designer, manufacturer and provider of highly engineered wear parts and replacement products used in mining, infrastructure, oil & gas, and industrial applications. The company operates in 28 countries on six continents, including an expansive network of 27 manufacturing facilities and more than 50 sales and distribution offices.