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Harsco Appoints Jeswant Gill to Lead Its Rail Business

Seasoned Executive Brings 30 Years of Operating Experience to Harsco

/EIN News/ -- CAMP HILL, Pa., Oct. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today the appointment of Jeswant Gill as President of its worldwide Harsco Rail business, effective November 1, 2016.

Harsco Rail President Jeswant Gill
Harsco Appoints Jeswant Gill to Lead its Rail Business

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Mr. Gill joins Harsco with 30 years of global leadership experience in major multinational manufacturing and technology firms.  He led Kennametal’s $1.3 billion Industrial Segment as Executive Vice President, where he delivered strong revenue growth and margin expansion in emerging markets.  Before that, Mr. Gill served as Vice President, Global Services for the Industrial Technologies Sector of Ingersoll Rand, where he successfully developed and launched offerings to address the equipment/systems life cycle needs of customers.  He previously served as President of Ingersoll Rand’s Security Technologies business in the Asia-Pacific region.  He also has held leadership positions in Asia and North America with Invensys PLC and Johnson Controls Inc.  Mr. Gill comes to Harsco from The Arcadia Group International, where he served as Managing Director for its Global Solutions group since 2015, providing business advisory and strategic planning services to multinational clients.  Mr. Gill earned both a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics and Master of Business Administration at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.  He will be based at Harsco Rail’s division headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina.

“Jeswant is an inclusive, collaborative leader who has built and led high-performance global teams and driven significant business growth across the Americas, Europe and Asia,” said Harsco President and CEO Nick Grasberger.  “His leadership accomplishments fit perfectly with our aspirations for the Harsco Rail business.”

Harsco Rail is one of the world’s leaders in railway track maintenance and construction, serving more than 125 major railway customers throughout the world.  Its Protran Technology group also provides innovative safety technologies to the urban transit and railway safety sectors.  Harsco Rail operates from nine main locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, India, Brazil, China and Australia.

About Harsco
Harsco Corporation serves key industries that are fundamental to worldwide economic development, including steel and metals production, railways and energy.  Harsco’s common stock is a component of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.  Additional information can be found at


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