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Epiroc US appoints new general manager

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Global Mining Review,

Epiroc, a productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has appointed Jon Torpy as general manager and president for Epiroc USA LLC, effective 1 May 2019.


In his new role, Mr. Torpy will lead the US customer centre of Epiroc, which supplies drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools. The company also provides service and technology solutions for automation and interoperability.

During his tenure as vice president of marketing for the Drilling Solutions division, he was a leader in the Epiroc autonomous drill programme.

“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,” said Jose Sanchez, president of the Epiroc Drilling Solutions division.

Mr. Torpy joined Ingersoll-Rand Drilling Solutions in 1999 as an application engineer. After the acquisition of the Drilling Solutions division by Atlas Copco, now Epiroc, Jon became regional manager, Latin America and Canada. He then held positions as district manager at the US customer centre 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.

“I’m excited to work with our committed people to be the strongest partner for our US customers,” Mr. Torpy said. “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.”

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