Atlas Copco 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.
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.
In 2016, global revenues at the company totalled SEK 101 billion ($US 12.3 billion), and the company employes approximately 45,000 people.