Epiroc, a supplier to the mining, infrastructure and water industries, has appointed Jon Torpy general manager and president for Epiroc USA LLC. The move was effective May 1.

“Jon’s strategic mindset and outstanding industry track record make him well suited to deliver on our Epiroc vision of becoming and remaining the customer’s first choice in the United States,” says Jose Sanchez, president of the Epiroc Drilling Solutions division.

Torpy will lead the U.S. Customer Center of Epiroc, which supplies innovative, safe and sustainable drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools. The company also provides service and offers solutions for automation and interoperability.

Torpy has 15 years of experience with Epiroc and its earlier incarnations, and 20 years in the industry. During that time, the company says he has served as a strong advocate for innovation to help drive continuous improvement for Epiroc customers. During his tenure as vice president of marketing for the Drilling Solutions division, he led the Epiroc autonomous drill program.

He joined Ingersoll-Rand Drilling Solutions in 1999 as an application engineer. After that division was acquired by Atlas Copco — now Epiroc, Jon became regional manager for Latin America and Canada. He then worked as district manager at the U.S Customer Center in Denver (2006-2010) and business line manager, Drilling Solutions (2010-2013), before moving into his most recent vice president of marketing role with Drilling Solutions in Garland, Texas.

Torpy graduated from Montana Tech with a bachelor of science in mining and mineral engineering. He is also a graduate of TIO International Executive Program at the Stockholm School of Economics in Stockholm, Sweden, where Epiroc has its global headquarters.

“I’m excited to work with our committed people to be the strongest partner for our U.S. customers,” he says. “By staying true to our core values of innovation, commitment and collaboration, we will provide customers with the performance they need to succeed today and the technology to lead in the future.”

Torpy will be based in Denver.

Epiroc serves customers in the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries in more than 150 countries. It develops and produces drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and also offers services and consumables. For more information, visit www.epiroc.us.