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Freeport McMoran has announced the appointment of Joshua Olmsted as president and chief operating officer for the Americas region. 


The Phoenix, Arizona based copper miner informed that Olmsted will replace Harry Conger IV, who will step down from the post, effective September 1. 


Olmsted currently serves as the senior vice president of the Americas at Freeport and has been with the company for the past 28 years, the miner said in a press release on August 8, adding that he has served in several leadership roles in both North and South America. 


Olmsted was previously in charge of the group’s Morenci mine operations in Arizona and its El Abra mine in Chile. 

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