Changes announced to Rio Tinto’s management team

August 10, 2015

August 10, 2015


Rio Tinto has announced that Vania Grandi has succeeded Greg Lavallee in the position of General Manager Metallics within the Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium Commercial group. Vania started with the metallics team in August 2014 on the development of RTIT commercial strategy and moved into the General Manager role on April 1st. Previously, Vania had been working in the Copper Product Group where she had senior leadership responsibilities for Marketing, Sales and Sustainable Development.

Greg Lavallee remains with the Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium Commercial team as Project Executive.


In his new role, Lavallee is responsible for the expansion of the powder business. He is also working on the development and implementation of critical business transformation projects for Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium.  

The company also announced that Vladimir Paserin has been appointed Scientific Manager for Rio Tinto Metal Powders and will be responsible for leading the R&D activities that are related to new powder products. Paserin has over 20 years of experience in product development including Nickel powder industries. 

August 10, 2015

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