NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE:MTX) announced today that it has elected Brett Argirakis, Vice President and Managing Director of Minteq International Inc., an officer in the company and a member of the MTI Leadership Council, the company’s executive management team.
Mr. Argirakis began his career at Minerals Technologies in 1987 in Minteq Sales and progressed through positions of increasing responsibility. He will now be responsible for Minteq International Inc., the operating division of the company’s Refractories segment.
“Throughout his 30-year career, Brett has demonstrated leadership in Sales, Operations and general management in both the United States and Europe, during which he has acquired an in-depth understanding of the worldwide steel industry,” said Douglas T. Dietrich, Chief Executive Officer.
Before assuming his present position in January of 2016, Mr. Argirakis had served as Global Vice President & General Manager, Refractories, since 2011. His other leadership positions included: Director of Sales and Field Operations for Minteq in the United States; Director of Marketing, Minteq Europe; and Global Director, Refractories.
New York-based Minerals Technologies Inc. is a resource- and technology-based growth company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, construction, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company reported sales of $1.798 billion in 2015.
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Rick B. Honey
Minerals Technologies Inc