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Mark Dytor to head AECI

2012-11-28 09:00

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 Board.

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.