Swiss Tower Mills Minerals, an company for fine and ultra-fine grinding in the mineral industry and an exclusive technology partner of Outotec, announced that Hanspeter Erb (Fig.) has accepted the position as Chief Operations Officer (COO), effective August 1, 2013. He worked with ABB in several countries for the past 30 years and has held several management positions in service, project management, sales and account management. From 2007 until 2011, Hanspeter Erb was Vice President at ABB, heading the Mineral Drive Applications department. In this position he had worldwide overall responsibility for grinding drive applications such as gearless mill drive solutions, ring geared mill drives and high pressure grinding roll drives. From 2011 until 2013 he was local business unit manager at ABB for the Hydro Power segment.