Atlas Copco Compressors has appointed Tom Poot as business line manager for oil-free products in the U.S. Poot began working in this new role during the first quarter of 2012.
Poot joined Atlas Copco in 1998 as a project engineer. He was promoted to project leader within the same group in 2002 before serving as engineering manager, oil-free air from 2004 to 2008. Poot returned to oil-free air marketing in 2008 as the product marketing manager for Atlas Copco’s line of large Z compressors.
“Tom has as thorough an understanding of this business line as anyone with Atlas Copco and he will be a tremendous addition for our customers in the United States,” said Mikael Andersson, acting general manager at Atlas Copco Compressors. “He has continually demonstrated an adept ability to find ways to showcase our oil-free air products throughout the years and we’re excited about the opportunities he brings to the U.S. market.”
Poot earned a Master’s degree in electro-mechanical engineering from the University of Ghent in Belgium and a postgraduate degree in business economics from IPO Antwerp.
Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools, and assembly systems. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2010, Atlas Copco had about 33 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 75 (approximately 11 BUSD). For more information, visit www.atlascopco.com.