December 14, 2017
Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has appointed Robert Eshelman as President and General Manager of Atlas Copco Compressors LLC, effective February 2018. Eshelman is succeeding John Brookshire, who has decided to retire after 33 years of service within the Atlas Copco Group.
In his new position, Eshelman will oversee Atlas Copco Compressors’ customer center in the United States and will be responsible for all Atlas Copco Compressors’ sales, marketing and service operations.
“Robert has extensive experience in the compressor industry and brings over 10 years of experience in various management positions with Atlas Copco Compressors,” said Vagner Rego, President of the Compressor Technique Business Area. “We’re excited to have his expertise, experience and leadership as he transitions into the role of President and General Manager early next year.”
Eshelman is currently the General Manager of Scales Industrial Technologies, which is part of Atlas Copco Group. Prior to that, he served as the U.S. Vice President and Business Line Manager of the Industrial Air Division for the U.S. market. Eshelman completed his undergraduate studies in engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his master’s degree in business administration at Georgia State University.
Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2016, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 101 (BEUR 11) and about 45,000 employees.
Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area provides industrial compressors, vacuum solutions, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment equipment and air management systems. The business area has a global service network and innovates for sustainable productivity in the manufacturing, oil and gas, and process industries. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, the United States, China, South Korea, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.