Fox Marble (LON: FOX), the AIM listed company focused on marble quarrying and finishing in Kosovo and the Balkans region, has today announced the appointment of Francisco Espinosa to the role of Chief Operating Officer to the Company in a non-Board capacity, with effect from the 1 October 2019. His role will be the executive management of all the operations of Fox Marble with specific emphasis on sales as Head of Sales worldwide, as well as the operational efficiency of the quarries and the factory.
Francisco has already visited the quarrying operations in Kosovo and Macedonia and spent time in the factory identifying areas of improvement. He is preparing a thorough strategic review in conjunction with Fox Marble’s recently appointed Senior Advisor, Don Nicolson.
Francisco has worked for Levantina Y Asociados de Minerales S.A.U., one of the largest stone companies in the world for 12 years, rising to the level of Chief Operating Officer. Founded in 1959 and based in Spain, Levantina provides the much-famed crema marfil and emperador marble in over 100 countries around the world. In this role, Paco was responsible for 600 employees and accountable for seven factories (Marble, granite and ceramic). He also holds an MBA from the European School of Business in Madrid. He has in previous times worked for Caterpillar, ITT Industries and ENEBE Sport Group.
Chris Gilbert, Fox Marble CEO, commented:
“Along with the appointment of Don Nicolson, Fox Marble is fortunate to have recruited Francisco to the role of COO thus rounding out the appointment of new members of the senior management team which will build on the achievements to date as the Company moves into a more mature phase in its development. The Company will benefit from his experience and expertise to develop and support its ambitions going forward and provide the resource to accomplish this.”