Ray Kranzusch has been appointed to the position of product manager, Oil and Gas Drills, for Atlas Copco Construction & Mining, effective immediately. In his new role, Kranzusch will report directly to Scott Slater, business line manager for Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration (GDE) and Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions – Oil and Gas.

Most recently, Kranzusch served Atlas Copco’s Western Region in technical support for water well and oil and gas products. He brings 27 years’ experience working in the drilling industry to his new position.

Slater comments, “The contacts and relationships in the oil and gas industry that Ray has built over the years, in addition to his wide product knowledge, make him the ideal person to contribute to our continued oil and gas growth.”

Kranzusch’s primary focus will be the RD20, RD20 XC and Predator rigs, and related Atlas Copco drilling consumables in the U.S. oil and gas industry. He will be involved in sales support, technical training, the product development and engineering process, and new product launches.

In addition, Kranzusch will assist in sales efforts in the western territory until a salesperson is permanently assigned to that area. He will be based out of Atlas Copco in Sacramento, Calif.