Neil Fitzmaurice has joined Normetin Australia in the role of managing director and John Gelson in the role of manager, Ground Control and Construction Technologies. Neil Fitzmaurice reports to VP Kari Hamalainen and John Gelson reports to Neil Fitzmaurice.

Neil Fitzmaurice John Gelson
Neil Fitzmaurice John Gelson

Neil Fitzmaurice has worked across multiple geographies and diverse cultures within the Asia Pacific region while being resident in Japan, Singapore, China and Australia. He has been working with the chemicals industry for more than 30 years and has extensive experience with senior management positions in different roles. His previous role was with a major chemicals manufacturer/supplier as head of the mining business in Australia.

John Gelson has either worked directly or indirectly with the mining and tunnelling industry for more than 39 years. He has worked as an underground mine manager and deputy mine manager in the UK before moving to Australia where he worked with a mining contractor as the manager for mining services. After that he held different roles in with a major chemicals manufacturer/supplier in the underground construction sector in Australia and in the Asia Pacific region.

Kari Hamalainen says these additions strengthen both Normet’s Australia operations as well as the Asia Pacific region overall, with the combined expertise and experience of these gentlemen adding significantly to Normet’s capability as a solutions provider to its mining and tunnelling customers.

Normet is a fast growing and innovative technology company with a passion to offer continuous improvement to underground construction and mining processes for increased safety, productivity and profitability.

Normet currently employs more than 900 business professionals. Normet is a Finnish based company that operates globally with more than 43 locations in 27 countries worldwide.

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