updated 10/26/2010 6:45:43 AM ET 2010-10-26T10:45:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 25, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Worldwide industrial services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today two key appointments in its global Harsco Metals and Harsco Minerals business groups, with Daniel S. McAtee joining Harsco Minerals as President and Gene A. Iannazzo being named Chief Commercial Officer for Harsco Metals and Harsco Minerals. Both positions will report to Executive Vice President and Group CEO Galdino Claro.

Mr. McAtee joins Harsco with a more than 20-year senior management background that includes the executive leadership of multi-national operations within the General Electric and Tyco Plastics and Adhesives organizations, where in the latter case he led an operating network of more than 23 locations worldwide. He has been responsible for guiding successful international growth and joint ventures in China and Asia and has also led the integration of Six Sigma continuous improvement initiatives within several GE operations, including its $1.3 billion Power Equipment business and the GE Superabrasives units in Europe and the United States. Most recently, Mr. McAtee served as President and CEO of Tree Island Industries, one of North America's leading producers of wire products for a diverse range of construction, agricultural, manufacturing and industrial applications. Mr. McAtee holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado and pursued graduate studies in business administration at The Ohio State University.

With Mr. McAtee's arrival, Mr. Iannazzo, who has served as President of Harsco Minerals, takes over the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer for Harsco Metals and Harsco Minerals. Mr. Iannazzo has successfully led the integration and recent growth of Harsco Minerals since the formation of this business group in January of 2009. As Chief Commercial Officer for Harsco Metals and Harsco Minerals, he will be responsible for leading these global organizations' strategies for long-term profitable growth. Mr. Iannazzo joined Harsco's senior management team in 2001 and brings to his new responsibilities over 30 years of global experience in the metals and minerals industries. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Iron and Steel Institute and the Board of Trustees of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology, and is a current Director and Past Chairman of the National Slag Association.

"Dan's arrival gives us a seamless succession backed by significant hands-on global operations experience as Gene steps into his new role as Chief Commercial Officer," said Mr. Claro. "Both of these positions are critical to our transformation from expert service provider to integrated solutions developer, in concert with the largest and most advanced players in our industries."

Harsco Corporation provides essential services and products to major industries that are fundamental to worldwide economic growth, including infrastructure construction, metals, railways and energy. Harsco's common stock is a component of the S&P MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 1000 Index.  Additional information can be found at www.harsco.com

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