Eriez® Appoints Richard Murray Global Flotation Service Director

Richard Murray

Erie, PA – Eric Wasmund, Eriez® Vice President-Flotation, announces the appointment of Richard Murray to Global Flotation Service Director. In his new position, Murray will assume the responsibility of overseeing and expanding Eriez’ flotation global aftermarket and service business. 

According to Eriez, Murray’s role includes key initiatives such as the proactive development of new service products and the optimization of service practices and strategies for flotation equipment on a global scale. In this capacity, he will oversee cross-functional teams deployed across Eriez’ 12 global subsidiaries, ensuring cohesive management and streamlined coordination. 

Wasmund notes that Murray’s previous experience at Metso Outotec has equipped him with a wealth of international expertise that he now brings to Eriez. “Richard’s career contributions have had a tangible impact in Australia, South America, South Africa, the Middle East, China, India, and North America, highlighting his outstanding ability to navigate and thrive in diverse regions,” says Wasmund. 

Eriez President and CEO Lukas Guenthardt adds, “With a proven track record of spearheading successful global business activities, projects, and services, Richard is well-positioned to drive Eriez’ global flotation aftermarket and service business to unprecedented heights. We have great confidence in his abilities and eagerly anticipate the valuable contribution he will bring as Eriez continues to expand, evolve, and strengthen its position.” 

Established in 1942, Eriez is a global leader in separation technologies. Our commitment to innovation has positioned us as a driving market force in several key technology areas, including magnetic separation, flotation, metal detection, and material handling equipment. The company’s 900+ employees are dedicated to providing trusted technical solutions to the mining, food, recycling, packaging, aggregate, and other processing industries. Headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, Eriez designs, manufactures, and markets on six continents through 12 wholly owned international subsidiaries and an extensive sales representative network. For more information, visit  


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