MHM Metals has announced the appointment of Phil Thick as the company’s new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, with Frank Rogers stepping down to assume the role of Technological Director in a continued executive board position.


Both appointments are effective immediately and will see MHM continue to shift its business to the  US market over the next 12 months.


Mr Rogers congratulated Mr Thick for his appointment, describing him as the ideal choice in leading the company’s expansion into the US market.


“Phil is a great asset for the company and his focus and  experience are crucial as the company ramps up in Geelong, builds its new Kentucky plant and potential corporate changes with our silica assets,”  Mr Rogers said.


Mr Thick has been given a mandate from the board to provide shareholders with a clear and concise roadmap and timetable in the shorter term for delivering profitable operations in Geelong and to oversee finalisation of financing for MHM’s US expansion.