First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Jonathan Torpy, the newly-appointed president and general manager of Epiroc USA
has appointed Jon Torpy as general manager and president of its US operation.
Torpy takes up his role on 15 May and has 15 years of leadership experience with Epiroc and predecessor Atlas Copco, in addition to 20 years of overall industry experience.
He will lead Epiroc's US customer centre, which supplies drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools. The company also provides service and technology solutions for automation and interoperability.
Torpy is a strong advocate for innovation to help drive continuous improvement for Epiroc customers. During his tenure as VP 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.
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, he became regional manager for 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 VP of marketing role with drilling solutions in Garland, Texas.
He will be based in Denver, Colorado.