Harsco Corp. announced the appointment of Jeswant Gill as president of its worldwide Harsco Rail business.

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 VP, where he delivered strong revenue growth and margin expansion in emerging markets.

Before that, Gill served as VP, global services for the Industrial Technologies Sector of Ingersoll Rand, where he successfully developed and launched offerings to address the equipment/systems lifecycle 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.

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. He will be based at Harsco Rail’s division headquarters in Columbia, S.C.

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 U.S., UK, Germany, India, Brazil, China, and Australia.

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