Atlas Copco has seen some recent personnel changes.

Torbjorn Redaelli, president – Atlas Copco Construction & Mining, announces changes in leadership in the blasthole and water well drilling areas of the company.

Jon Torpy now is business line manager – Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions Blasthole & Water Well. He has 11 years of experience in both the blasthole and water well businesses, and has held various marketing positions throughout his career handling these products. He graduated from Montana Tech at the University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering. He and his family will continue to be located in Colorado.

Redaelli says, “His open and empowering management style will be a great asset to help develop these parts of our business.” 

Eugene Mattila, business line manager – Rock Drilling Tools for Atlas Copco Construction and Mining USA, also announces the appointment of Jason Blais as product line manager of down-the-hole products. Of Blais, Mattila says, “Jason’s unique background of hands-on drilling, direct sales, district management and store management will contribute significantly to the growth of the DTH line of products to all channels within Atlas Copco Construction and Mining. That, combined with his drive and enthusiasm, will provide immediate impact.”

Blais will be located near the Atlas Copco Ft. Loudon, Pa., assembly and distribution facility and the Roanoke engineering group.

Blais, former manager of Atlas Copco’s Baltimore store, will continue to run that location until a suitable replacement is found, ensuring a smooth transition for the new manager and the store’s customers.

Mattila adds, “We would also like to thank Steve Jenkins for his hard work in his former position as product line manager, and we look forward to his continued contributions in sales moving forward.”