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Minerals Technologies Names Brett Argirakis to Head Refractories Business Segment

January 11, 2016

NEW YORK, January 11, 2016-Minerals Technologies Inc., (NYSE: MTX) announced today that it has named Brett Argirakis Vice President, MTI, and Managing Director of Minteq International Inc., the company's Refractories business segment. Mr. Argirakis, who has served as Global Vice President & General Manager, Refractories, since 2011 will succeed Han Schut, who has left the company to pursue other interests.

Mr. Argirakis will report to D.J. Monagle, Chief Operating Officer, Specialty Minerals and Refractories. John McDermott, Vice President & General Manager, Metallurgical Wire Products, will report to Mr. Monagle and Mr. Argirakis. Minteq International, which consists of Refractory Products, Laser Measurement Equipment and Metallurgical Wire, had annual revenue of $359.7 million in 2014.

Mr. Argirakis joined the company in 1987 as a Sales & Service Representative, and has held positions of increasing global responsibility. In addition to his most recent position he has served as Director of Sales and Field Operations for Minteq in the United States; Director of Marketing, Minteq Europe; and Global Director, Refractories.

Mr. McDermott joined Minerals Technologies in his present role in January of 2015 after having served as President, North America for AMG Aluminum, a subsidiary of AMG Group.

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. The company recorded sales of $1.725 billion in 2014.


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Rick B. Honey
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