Johannesburg - Mark Dytor will succeed Graham Edwards as
Chief Executive of AECI [JSE:AFE] from 1 March 2013.
The company announced in July that Edwards intended retiring
from his position as Chief Executive of the company. The date of his retirement
has now been confirmed as 28 February 2013‚ AECI said on Wednesday.
The Board of Directors acknowledged Edwards' service to the
group during his 34-year career and thanked him for his contribution to the
Board since his appointment as an Executive Director in 2007 and Chief
Executive in March 2008.
Dytor (51) will join the Board as an Executive Director on 2
January 2013 and Edwards will remain at AECI until end-March 2013 to assist
with the handover of his responsibilities.
Dytor currently holds a portfolio of chairmanships at
companies in AECI's specialty chemicals cluster and he has been leading the
company's strategic growth thrust in mining chemicals.
Having joined Chemical Services (Chemserve) as a sales
representative in 1984‚ and after managing two Chemserve companies‚ he was
appointed to Chemserve's Executive Committee in 1998 and subsequently to its
He was appointed to AECI's Executive Committee in 2010.
Within the AECI Group‚ Mark is also a Non-Executive Director
of AEL Mining Services Limited.