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Nov. 10, 2011
David Hughes will lead organization from Shanghai office
Foseco, the manufacturer and supplier foundry consumables and technologies, has a new president for its global organization and a new executive for its foundry business in North and South America. Foseco is the Foundry Division of Vesuvius, and it has numerous branded product lines used in molding and coremaking, refractory products for melting and metal transfer, and pouring and flow control, among other specialties. The new president of Foseco is David Hughes, whose office will be in Shanghai. He succeeds Jeff Weeks, who retired from Foseco after 20 years with the company. Hughes joined Foseco’s U.K. organization in 1981, in a product development role. Later, he held product management and sales management positions in North America and Asia (respectively), before proceeding into general management. Hughes’ most recent positions have been managing director of Foseco India and vice president for Asia-Pacific. “The foundry industry remains an exciting and challenging area to work in, and I very much look forward to working alongside all my colleagues around the world as we strive to bring even more value to our customers,” Hughes stated. Also, Foseco named Billy Patterson as its new vice president, Foundry–Americas, giving him responsibility for its Foundry businesses in North and South America. He has been working in the Vesuvius group in various capacities since the 1993. Finally, Foseco named Carlos Cardozo as vice president, marketing & technology- Foundry. His office will be in The Netherlands. He has been associated with the metalcasting and metalworking industries for several years and brings with him an understanding of Foseco products and their applications, as well as practical experience in industrial marketing. Cardozo succeeds Roland Johnson who retired after 30 years with Foseco.