Chicago Pneumatic, Pneumatech Name Ellen Steck Joint President

Mon September 26, 2011 - National Edition

Chicago Pneumatic Compressors and Pneumatech have jointly announced the appointment of Ellen Steck as president of both organizations. Steck will be based out of Chicago Pneumatic’s Rock Hill, S.C., office, and will be responsible for delivering both organizations’ customer service and product offerings across the North American compressor and quality air markets.

Chicago Pneumatic Compressors produces a comprehensive range of compressed air solutions including the RCP piston and QRS rotary screw compressors, air drying solutions and quality air accessories, while Pneumatech is an established manufacturer in the compressed air system engineering market. Both companies have production facilities located within the continental United States.

Steck joins the Chicago Pneumatic and Pneumatech teams after more than a decade in other leadership roles with parent company Atlas Copco. Steck previously served as the vice president, Communication & Branding — Compressor Technique for the Atlas Copco Group out of its Antwerp, Belgium, office, where she was responsible for driving customer loyalty in more than 60 countries and creating communication structures across 23 brands in more than 170 markets.

Prior to that, Steck served as the vice-president of marketing of Prime and RSC Equipment Rental, then wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Atlas Copco Group. At RSC, Steck led the marketing and eBusiness efforts for the more than 400 location, $1.5B commercial equipment rental company.

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