Atlas Copco Appoints CMT Executive

14 feb 2002

Stockholm, Sweden, February 14, 2002 - Effective March 1, 2002, Björn Rosengren has been appointed Senior Executive Vice President of Atlas Copco AB and head of the Construction and Mining Technique (CMT) business area. He succeeds Freek Nijdam, who holds the same position in the Rental Service business area.

Björn Rosengren joined Atlas Copco in 1998, as President of the Atlas Copco Craelius division in the CMT business area. He currently holds the position of Division President of Atlas Copco Rock Drilling Equipment.  “Björn Rosengren is a person with strong leadership skills. He has a proven record of expanding business, both organically and through acquisitions,” says Giulio Mazzalupi, President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group. “This talent will be extremely useful in his new mission to grow CMT while ensuring that profit remains at a high level.”  “During the past few years, we have established a new management team in the business area. I am pleased that one of these talented managers got this job.”  Björn Rosengren graduated from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1985. During the first 10 years of his career, he held various positions within the Esab Group, including international assignments in the United States, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Between 1995 and 1998, he was General Manager for Nordhydraulic, Nordwin AB, Sweden.  The search for Björn Rosengren’s replacement as Division President of Atlas Copco Rock Drilling Equipment is in progress.  Download photos from the Internet to illustrate the article: Atlas Copco General > Photo no: 100436 or 100727 CONTACT:Björn Rosengren, President, Atlas Copco Rock Drilling Equipment,  + 46 19 670 73 00, mobile +46 70 417 8502, e-mail: [email protected]  Marianne Hamilton, SVP Organizational Development and Management Resources,  + 46 8 743 8590, mobile +46 70 665 85 90, e-mail: [email protected]  Atlas Copco is an international industrial Group with its head office in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2001, the Group had revenues of SEK 51 billion, with 98 percent of revenues outside Sweden, and close to 26.000 employees. The Group produce and market compressed air equipment and generators, construction and mining equipment, electric and pneumatic tools, assembly systems, and offers related service and equipment rental. More information can be found on the web site: