Bryan Barton has been appointed to the new position of product support and training specialist – underground rock excavation (URE) for Atlas Copco, effective Oct. 17. In his new role, Barton will report directly to Alec Tyrrell, central services manager.

Barton has been with Atlas Copco since 2007 as a field service technician. Prior to joining Atlas Copco, he worked as a master mechanic for a heavy civil construction contractor, and also served in the United States Coast Guard as a mechanic.

Barton will be responsible for providing professional operator and maintenance training to distributors and customers nationwide. His focus will be on products in the underground mining portfolio, including mine trucks, scoops and underground drill rigs.

“Bryan’s expertise in this industry will enable him to further develop the operational and maintenance skills of both customers and Atlas Copco staff,” says Tyrell.

Barton will continue to work out of his northern Idaho office.