Tate’s primary goal will be to fully integrate all aspects of company services and operations and to lead DBT’s global strategy.
“We have successfully transitioned to a new corporate structure, but a complete integration of DBT’s international workforce will take some more time,” Tate said.
“I am confident that our new organization will greatly enhance our ability to promote DBT products and capabilities worldwide, and that with commitment and teamwork, we will achieve our global vision for DBT.”
Tate will remain the President and CEO of DBT America, responsible for overseeing sales and service to mining operators in the US, Canada, Central America and South America, as well as customer service in the Chinese and Australian markets.
DBT’s previous CEO, Erich Wendling, now serves as a company consultant. Wendling said Tate takes leadership of the company at a time when it has a solid platform for progress and excellence.
“I am optimistic the change in the Board of Management will give DBT the impetus to climb to the next level of success and become a truly global company.”
In 2000, Tate was appointed to DBT’s Board of Management to serve as a Managing Director. With this promotion, he will accept the position of the President of the Board.
Tate has more than 31 years of experience in mining operations and has served in a variety of positions, including chief industrial engineer, vice president of materials, chief operating officer and president. He is also a member of several industry organizations including the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration and the Institute of Industrial Engineers. From 1993 to 1999 he served as the Chairman of the Longwall USA Exposition and is currently the chairman of the 2004 MINExpo International Exhibition.