Ross Gjerde has accepted the position of product line manager for top hammer equipment at Atlas Copco Construction Mining Technique USA, effective immediately. In his new role, Gjerde will report directly to Gene Mattila, business line manager, rock drilling tools.

Previously Gjerde served as a product and business development manager for Atlas Copco’s parts and service division. His new duties will include developing sales and marketing strategies, supporting sales channels and driving product development to meet customer requirements for top hammer equipment.

“Ross’s engineering and total channel support background, as well as his knowledge of value-added products for our drill rigs, makes him a good fit for the rock drilling tools group,” says Mattila.