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Epiroc appoints Wayne Symes President Underground division

January 9, 2024 08:30 CET

Stockholm, Sweden: Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and construction industries, has appointed Wayne Symes President of the Underground division and member of Group Management, effective April 1, 2024.

Wayne Symes

Wayne Symes is since 2020 Vice President Global Customer Relationships at Epiroc. He has almost 15 years within the Group in different positions. He has extensive experience leading companies and business lines within mining and with customers globally. Wayne Symes is an Australian citizen, born 1973, and holds a Diploma of Business Management from School of Technical and Further Education in Tasmania, Australia, and a Diploma of International Management from Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, and Duke University, United States. He will be based in Sweden. 


Wayne is a highly appreciated member of the Epiroc team, who embraces our values including putting customers first and building for long-term sustainable results,” says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO. “With Wayne’s strong background, experience and positive attitude, I am convinced he will be successful in his new role.”


Wayne Symes is succeeding Sami Niiranen, who, as previously announced, will leave for a position outside the Group.


For more information please contact:
Ola Kinnander, Media Relations Manager
+46 70 347 2455


Epiroc is a global productivity partner for mining and construction customers, and accelerates the transformation toward a sustainable society. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. The company also offers world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalization and electrification. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 50 billion in 2022, and has around 18 100 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in around 150 countries. Learn more at

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