NMA names MINExpo 2016 chairperson

By |  May 2, 2016

MINExpo2016_logoThe National Mining Association (NMA), sponsor of MINExpo International 2016, named Denise Johnson, president of the Resources Industries Group for Caterpillar, as chairperson for the event, which will be held Sept. 26-28 in Las Vegas.

“As the sponsor of MINExpo, NMA is excited to bring together the equipment, parts and service providers who are committed to working with mining companies throughout the world to improve safety, lower costs and maximize productivity,” says NMA President and CEO Hal Quinn. “Caterpillar exemplifies that commitment, which is demonstrated in part through its ongoing support of NMA and MINExpo. That said, we are thrilled to have Denise Johnson as our MINExpo 2016 chair.”

Johnson joined Caterpillar in 2011 and initially served as the general manager of specialty products within the company’s Reman & Components Division, where she was responsible for wear component products and facilities. Prior to this, she served at General Motors, where she worked in operations and product management.

In 2012, the Caterpillar board of directors named Johnson vice president with responsibility for the Diversified Products Division. Before being named group president, she served as vice president with responsibility for integrated manufacturing operations and the Material Handling & Underground Division.

“I’m honored and excited to chair such an expansive showcase of mining equipment, technology and expertise from around the world,” Johnson says. “MINExpo 2016 is showcasing real technologies, advancements, innovations and solutions that will impact the bottom line of mining companies today – and into the future.”

According to NMA, MINExpo will feature 830,000 sq. ft. of space with more than 1,400 exhibitors in 12 halls of indoor and outdoor exhibits. In addition, the three-day show will include exhibits of the newest technologies in the mining industry, as well as an opening session with industry leaders and expert-led educational sessions.

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