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September 4, 2014
Stockholm, Sweden, September 4, 2014: Atlas Copco, a leading provider of industrial productivity solutions, has appointed Andrew Walker to be President of the Construction Technique business area and member of Group management, effective September 15, 2014. Andrew Walker is currently President of the Service division in the Compressor Technique business area.
“Andrew is a broad and experienced leader with a successful background in global and local management of both equipment and service business lines,” said Ronnie Leten, CEO and President of the Atlas Copco Group. “This will be valuable in his new mission to further develop the Construction Technique business area.”
Andrew Walker started his career with Atlas Copco in Ireland 1986 and has since then had several different management positions in markets including United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium and United States. Today he is President of the Service division in Compressor Technique. Andrew Walker will be located in Antwerp, Belgium. He will be member of Atlas Copco’s Group Management.
Andrew Walker is an Irish citizen, born in 1961. He has a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from University College Dublin, Ireland.
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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7) and more than 40 000 employees.
Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area provides construction and demolition tools, portable compressors, pumps and generators, lighting towers, and compaction and paving equipment. The business area offers specialty rental and provides service through a global network. Construction Technique innovates for sustainable productivity in infrastructure, civil works, oil and gas, energy, drilling and road construction projects. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, Germany, Sweden, the United States, China, India and Brazil.