Aquajet Systems AB, a manufacturer of hydrodemolition machines and a subsidiary of Brokk, announced they’ve hired Shawn Kirkpatrick as a service and application specialist. Kirkpatrick will assist customers with service after the sale for both Aquajet hydrodemolition machines and Brokk demolition robots.

“He’s a great addition to the team and a valuable resource to customers; his years of service and operational experience easily translate into his work with our demolition machines,” said Peter Bigwood, vice president of sales and marketing for Brokk in North America. “Hydrodemolition is a new concept to many contractors, and we want to make sure they are knowledgeable about the products and methodology and how they can successfully apply the technology to their jobs.”

In his new role, Kirkpatrick trains U.S. customers on how to operate their Aquajet hydrodemolition systems, which includes the Aqua Cutter, Power Pack and Ecoclear water filtration system.

“As businesses experience an aging workforce and challenges with finding new employees, they’re increasingly realizing that robotic machines can solve those challenges while also increasing jobsite safety,” Kirkpatrick said. “My technical background in construction and past operating skills will help me enhance the success of Brokk and Aquajet operators.”

Kirkpatrick got his training in electrical repair when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as an aircraft ordinance technician. Prior to joining Aquajet, Kirkpatrick worked at Liebherr as a crane service technician where he developed an understanding of hydraulic theory, repair and application training. Before that, he held a similar position with Putzmeister, a concrete placing equipment company.

Aquajet Systems is known as a leader in hydrodemolition machines and solutions, both in terms of quality and volume. The company’s headquarters and production facilities are in Holsbybrunn, Sweden. Similar to Brokk, Aquajet sells globally. For more information, visit

Brokk has been a leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines and attachments for over 40 years. Through continuous innovation in engineering and design, Brokk is able to offer unique solutions to multiple industries worldwide, including construction, demolition, mining and tunneling, cement and process, nuclear and other specialty applications. For more information, visit