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MIPAC director Richard Harvey retires

MIPAC director and business development manager Richard Harvey retires this week, ending his 48-year engineering career during a period of strong growth for the company.

An experienced industrial process and control engineer, Harvey joined MIPAC in 2006 and is credited with securing major accounts across a range of industries, including mining and mineral processing, food and beverage, and water treatment.

Harvey also steered the move into the food and beverage market with specialist processing product MIPAC Process Advantage.

He held senior management, business development and engineering positions with leading Yokogawa and Mount Isa Mines. He was also responsible for control and automation business with customers including BHP Billiton, Kagara Zinc, Xstrata, Shell Oil, BP and Mackay Sugar.

Harvey started his career in 1963 at Mount Isa Mines (MIM) as an apprentice electrician. On leaving MIM he held positions in plant maintenance and project engineering.

In 1978, Harvey joined Consolidated Rutile as the mine electrical engineer at the North Stradbroke Island sand mine. In 1985 he took up the position of control systems sales engineer with Yokogawa Australia, becoming state manager in 1986.

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