Chris Hayes Named Vice President – Operations

Midrex has promoted Chris Hayes to Vice President Operations, effective March 31, 2018. Most recently, Hayes served as Chief – Mechanical Engineering.

In announcing the promotion, Stephen C. Montague, Midrex President and CEO, said, “Chris has served Midrex in a variety of roles, building a solid foundation for this new opportunity. He has developed strong relationships with plant operators and key vendors, which will serve him well in facilitating a seamless transition of plant needs into practical solutions.”

Hayes spent most of his first 10 years with Midrex designing and optimizing equipment and systems to boost the performance of existing MIDREX® Plants. With a mechanical engineering degree and knowledge of civil engineering, Hayes has served as project engineer, project manager or mechanical lead on 13 greenfield and brownfield Midrex projects in 12 countries.

His experience in new plant design and commissioning & start-up teams, as well as in a broad range of engineering assignments for Global Solutions, the field and technical services arm of Midrex, has prepared Hayes to transform situations into opportunities for the mutual benefit of Midrex and its Process Licensees.

“Working shoulder-to-shoulder builds respect and confidence,” Hayes observed. “It’s what we do with the earned respect and confidence that produces value.”