Sandvik Appoints New Vice-President for APAC Sales Area

Sandvik has further strengthened its regional leadership team with the appointment of Wayne Scrivens as Vice President for Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions in Sales Area APAC.

Sandvik’s batter powered underground mining equipment offering. Source: Sandvik

A highly experienced mining-sector leader, Scrivens has held the role of Sandvik Vice President for Load & Haul product line for four years, based in Turku in southern Finland. During this time, the Load & Haul division developed Sandvik’s iSeries Intelligent Trucks and Loaders, acquired Artisan Vehicle Systems and introduced Sandvik’s first battery-electric loaders and trucks.

In his 18 years with Sandvik, Scrivens has also held various roles within the company’s underground coal and hard rock business, as well as in Parts & Service. He will start in his new role in Brisbane on 1 April 2021 after returning home to Australia.

Solving customer challenges

Sandvik President for Parts & Service Erik Lunden welcomed Scrivens to the role and says he is confident he will exceed all expectations. He says:

“Wayne has extensive leadership skills, a track record of proven performance and a strong commitment to safety and sustainability. He has the capabilities needed to ensure Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions in APAC is positioned for continued growth and future development. I also very much look forward to seeing the difference he is able to make in helping customers solve challenges and become more productive.”

Scrivens says he is excited to be back in the APAC region. He says:

“I’m delighted to be returning to Australia to take on this new role after spending four years working with Sandvik in Europe. My core focus in APAC will be on supporting customers across the region, while also strengthening our focus on automation, electrification and digitalization, and the value these solutions can deliver to our customer’s operations.”

Wayne Scrivens, the new Vice President for Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions in Sales Area APAC. Source: Sandvik

Passion for sustainability

One of the key values that Scrivens intends to bring to the role is a focus on sustainability. He says:

“Sandvik has recently placed a high level of focus around developing sustainable business goals related to circularity, climate change, safety, and fair play. The idea is that a sustainable approach can open the way for new ways of working that will drive efficiency and productivity. This, in turn, opens up new markets, helps support our customers and helps us sustain long-term growth.”

Scrivens says he is keen to look at opportunities for Sandvik to increase its own sustainability in the region, and to enable customers who are working to boost their own sustainability performance.

Chris Parham will remain in the Acting Sales Area Manager role until Scrivens takes up his new position.