Atlas Copco Power Technique announced that Mikael Andersson was appointed general manager of its North American Customer Center, effective July 16, 2018. Andersson will lead the company in growing each of its core product categories — air, power and flow — within the contractor, dealer and rental segments across the United States and Canada.
“Mikael's leadership, analytical input and broad experience make him an excellent choice to lead Power Technique North America,” said Andrew Walker, senior executive vice president and business area president power technique in Antwerp, Belgium.
Andersson brings a wealth of industry and institutional knowledge to his new role. A Swedish national, but having been based in the US for 12 years, Andersson, most recently, was vice president business control of Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique Customer Center, a role he has held since 2009. During this time, he oversaw many strategic growth initiatives including acquisitions, logistics enhancements and business development.
“I am looking forward to joining the professional team in the Power Technique Customer Center,” Andersson said. “We will continue to work hard to achieve our vision and be the First in Mind — First in Choice provider of on-site air, power and flow solutions for the sustainable productivity of our customers across North America.”
Andersson joined Atlas Copco in 2002 as a production controller for Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB. He will be based in Rock Hill, S.C., the home of Atlas Copco's 180,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and Power Technique North American headquarters.
For more information, call 800/732-6762 or visit www.atlascopco.us.