Atlas Copco has announced several staff changes.

Scot Simon has been appointed to foundation drill specialist within the Atlas Copco Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration (GDE) business line. His primary responsibility is to assist in making Atlas Copco Construction and Mining USA the supplier of choice for foundation drilling equipment.

Simon brings 30 years experience in the heavy construction and foundation equipment business. “This addition will not only provide experience and focus to our foundation drill business, but will also help promote our grout plants and engineered drilling consumables to the geo-civil customer base,” states Scott Slater, business line manager of GDE and ADS (Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions) for Atlas Copco Construction and Mining. “We welcome Scot Simon’s experience and knowledge to the GDE team.”

In order to strengthen the company’s Down-The-Hole marketing efforts, Mike Millsaps has been named area manager for the product line in North and South America. In a related move to put more focus on large-hole applications, Barrow Turner has been named product manager for DTH-Large Hole.

Millsaps will be responsible for customer center support in marketing and sales of DTH equipment on those continents. He also will perform marketing and worldwide support for deep-hole drilling applications, such as shallow oil and gas and water well drilling. Other duties will involve growing cluster drill and large hammer sales worldwide for foundation and civil engineering applications.

As DTH-Large Hole product manager, Turner will be responsible for marketing and worldwide support of cluster drills and large-hole DTH products.

Meanwhile, Atlas Copco has appointed Kiki Sample to the position of product manager -- Blasthole Drills with Atlas Copco Construction and Mining.

Sample has been with Atlas Copco for more than four years, working for the company’s Tucson store, where her most recent position was parts manager. In her role as parts manager, she helped the branch realize exceptional growth in the parts business.

“Kiki’s work ethic and eagerness to support the customer have allowed her to earn their respect and, in most cases, make Atlas Copco the only call our customers make for parts and support,” says Jon Torpy, business line manager for Rotary Blasthole and Water Well Drills, Atlas Copco Construction and Mining. During her time in Tucson, Sample has quickly learned about the blasthole products, and has developed relationships with some of Atlas Copco’s largest mining customers.

Sample’s new position is effective immediately. “We look forward to having Kiki as part of the ADS team,” states Torpy.