Sean Fitzgerald to join Weir as ESCO President

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Weir Group PLC
04 October 2022

Sean Fitzgerald to join Weir as ESCO President

Sean Fitzgerald to join Weir as ESCO President on 1 December 2022

Sean will succeed Andrew Neilson, who, as previously announced, will be appointed President of Minerals Division following the retirement of Ricardo Garib at end of 2022

The Weir Group PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Fitzgerald as President of its ESCO Division. Sean will join Weir on 1 December 2022 and will be a member of the Group Executive.

Sean is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Maersk Container Industry, the Copenhagen-based container manufacturing business of the transport and logistics company, A.P. Moeller - Maersk.

He has a wealth of mining experience and a proven track record of leading global industrial businesses. Since joining MCI as Chief Executive Officer in 2018, Sean has led a turnaround in financial performance and driven major improvements in safety and employee engagement. Prior to MCI, Sean spent seven years at Komatsu Mining Corporation (formerly Joy Global), firstly as Regional Vice President, Americas before moving to China as President for the China Region.  

Sean is American and, as well as living in China, most recently he has been based in Copenhagen, Denmark. On joining Weir, he will be based in Portland, USA.

Sean will succeed Andrew Neilson as President of ESCO. As previously announced, Andrew will move to the role of President of Weir's Minerals Division succeeding Ricardo Garib who is retiring from Weir at the end of 2022 following 42 years' service. Sean will work together with Andrew and Ricardo in a transition period over the balance of the year.

Commenting on Sean's appointment, Jon Stanton, CEO said:
"Sean will be a great addition to the team and I am delighted to welcome him at this exciting time for Weir. With his strong background across manufacturing, mining and technology, I am confident he will take ESCO to the next stage of growth as we deliver on our mission to make mining smarter, more efficient and sustainable."  


Sean Fitzgerald will join Weir on 1 December 2022 from A.P. Moeller Maersk where he is currently Chief Executive Officer of Maersk Container Industry (MCI). He started his career as an Officer in the US Army. After the Army, Sean joined Bain & Company followed by nearly ten years with General Electric (GE) as the GM of Onshore Wind Turbines.  Sean left GE in 2011 to join Komatsu Mining Corporation (formerly Joy Global) as the Americas' Regional Vice President for Underground Mining and later as President for the China Region before joining MCI in 2018. Sean holds a BS in Civil Engineering, MA in Economics and MBA.


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Founded in 1871, The Weir Group PLC is one of the world's leading engineering businesses with a purpose to make its mining and infrastructure customers' operations more sustainable and efficient. Weir's highly engineered technology enables critical resources to be produced using less energy, water and waste while reducing customers' total cost of ownership. The Group is ideally positioned to benefit from structural trends that support long-term demand for its technology including the need for more essential metals to support economic development and carbon transition. The Group has c.11,000 employees operating in over 60 countries with a presence in every major mining region of the world. Find out more at


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