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Atlas Copco Construction Tools Appoints New Personnel

Wed January 17, 2007 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Atlas Copco Construction Tools LLC has appointed six people to new positions within its operation.

As the new national service manager, Keith Becker is responsible for sales at the Texas and Ohio service centers.

Becker brings many years of hydraulic systems experience to his position. In 2003, he joined Atlas Copco as the Texas service center manager.

Before joining Atlas Copco, he worked as a service and parts manager of Superior Machinery in San Antonio and as a regional service manager of Allied Construction Products in Cleveland.

Becker also served nine years as a hydraulic mechanic in the Marines.

Matt Cadnum assumes the role as Atlas Copco’s vice president of Sales — Aftermarket.

His responsibilities include the development of programs, promotions and packages, which will aid in driving the growth of sales in the aftermarket business.

Cadnum has 15 years of experience in the construction industry with duties ranging from servicing construction equipment to operating heavy machinery.

Cadnum was general service manager of Allied Construction Products before joining Atlas Copco in 2003. For the past three years, he has served as manager of Atlas Copco’s Ohio service center.

Appointed to the position of hydraulic applications manager, Rich Elliott will be responsible for development of key accounts and dealers and training for sales, customer service and dealer personnel. He will serve as a technical liaison and consultant.

Elliott joined Atlas Copco in 2003 and served as the eastern region service manager for two years before becoming regional sales manager — hydraulic attachments for Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Michigan.

Assuming the position of regional sales manager — hydraulic attachments for Texas and Oklahoma, Thomas M. Ling will be based out of the Texas Regional Service Center in Austin, Texas.

In this role, Ling will be responsible for sales development as well as identifying and selecting new distributors to increase market presence.

Prior to joining Atlas Copco, Ling was owner of Pinnacle, a construction company based in Moody, Texas.

Tim Collie joins Atlas Copco as the southeast regional sales manager — hand-held products.

Before joining the team, Collie worked as a district manager of Stone Construction Equipment. He is based in Charlotte, N.C.

Caryl Schivley has been appointed vice president — finance.

In her new role, Schivley will be responsible for the financial and administrative aspects of the business with particular focus on asset management and managed growth. She is based in West Springfield, Mass.

For more information call 413/746-0020 or visit

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