Atlas Copco appoints five to new positions

By |  April 17, 2012

Atlas Copco has appointed five of its team members to new roles at the company.

Brian Bieller has accepted the position of vice president of business development at Atlas Copco Construction Equipment. In his new role, Bieller is part of the management team and will report directly to Erik Sparby, president and general manager for Atlas Copco Construction Equipment.

Shane Roden has been appointed to the position of product manager for GIA and raise boring products. He reports directly to Ed Tanner, business line manager for underground rock excavation products. Roden’s responsibilities will include managing the introduction and growth of the newly acquired GIA underground products (utility vehicles, ventilation products, locomotives and “Haggloaders”) and the growth of the existing raise boring product line.

Matt Juth has been appointed product manager for load/haul/dump (LHD) and pedestal boom system (PBS) products. He reports directly to Ed Tanner. Juth will also be responsible for managing projects involving the introduction of the newly acquired GIA Kiruna electric underground trucks to the U.S. market.

Matt Huntsman joins Atlas Copco CMT USA as product manager for distributor parts and services, located in the Commerce City, Colo., headquarters facility. In his new role, Huntsman supports the sales efforts of district managers and business line managers.

Rhodes Barrett has been appointed to the position of product specialist for blasthole drills as part of the ADS team in Garland, Texas. Barrett reports to Jon Torpy, business line manager for ADS blasthole drills. Barrett’s attention is focused primarily on operator training for U.S. customers via Atlas Copco’s company stores and dealer network, as well as helping to develop other ADS training offerings.

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