New role for Peter Bigwood with Flip Screen USA
By Lindsay Gale21 October 2010
Peter Bigwood has left Atlas Copco Construction Tools' US operation, where he occupied the position of president for 16 years, to take up the position of president of Flip Screen USA. This is the US arm of Flip Screen Australia Pty Ltd, who designs and manufactures a line of screening attachments. Based in Northampton, Massachussetts, he will be responsible for the North American sales operation, which includes the identification of new market segments and applications, the development of a sales force and the development of relationships with dealers and distributors.
According to Flip Screen founder Sam Turnbull; "We see the US as a huge potential market for our products and, up until now, we have had little or no presence here. Bringing in someone like Peter is part of our overall strategic plan to expand in key markets around the world, and develop a solid platform for further growth."
Peter said of his appointment; "I am delighted to be joining Sam's group. It is rare to find a unique, patented product line launched and so readily adopted around the world, especially given these tough economic conditions. I think that bodes well for our future success here.
Established in 2005, Flip Screen produces screening buckets for excavators up to 40 tonnes, front-end loaders, backhoes and skid steers. Peter told D&Ri: "Flip Screen is an ideal product for the demolition and recycling industries, as it can efficiently separate materials right on the jobsite, saving trucking and landfill costs. I like that it is an integral part of a 'green' process, and my sense is that the growing number of C&D recycling players will find great value in what the Flip Screen can do for them and for their customers."