In 1980 Joe Farrugia first joined Atlas Copco in the engineering area. With an electrical engineering background he developed product and sales experience in the Kalgoorlie and Karratha regions. He then moved overseas to work in Seattle for Atlas Copco Robbins where he took up a global position of vice-president of marketing Tunnel Boring Systems.
Joe’s knowledge of Atlas Copco products and the mining industry is comprehensive and includes; product and engineering understanding, marketing, business development and senior management. He holds an MBA from the University of New England and has held several senior roles with multinational companies outside Atlas Copco including Boeing Aerospace.
Joe returned to Atlas Copco as Managing Director at the end of 2011 bringing with him years of experience in senior management and extensive knowledge of the international mining industry.