Rio Tinto opens Chicago office to be closer to US customers

July 19, 2018

Rio Tinto has marked a key milestone in the company’s operations in the United States with the opening of a new commercial office in Chicago, II.

Chicago has long been one of the world’s historic commodity hubs. The new Rio Tinto office will allow for expanded engagement and provide opportunities for partnerships with new and existing customers. Around 70 roles will be centralized into the new office.

Chief commercial officer Simon Trott said, “The U.S. is one of the largest markets globally for Rio Tinto’s products. Opening a commercial office in Chicago strategically locates our U.S. sales and marketing activities closer to our existing and future customers. It also gives Rio Tinto access to the U.S. talent pool and ensures the company responds and adapts to market changes, allowing us to better respond to customer needs. Rio Tinto’s operations have supplied essential materials to U.S. customers for over 100 years and the company is committed to continuing to partner and deepen our relationship with them.”

Rio Tinto is a leading supplier of essential materials such as copper, aluminum and industrial minerals to American manufacturers.


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