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Atlas Copco Power Technique names new GM

July 16, 2018  By Atlas Copco Power Technique

Atlas Copco Power Technique has announced that Mikael Andersson has been appointed general manager of its North American customer center, effective July 16, 2018. Photo: Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco Power Technique has announced that Mikael Andersson has been appointed general manager of its North American customer center, effective July 16, 2018. Andersson will lead the company in growing each of its core product categories — air, power and flow — within the contractor, dealer and rental segments across the U.S. and Canada.

“Mikael’s leadership, analytical input and broad experience make him an excellent choice to lead Power Technique North America,” said Andrew Walker, senior executive vice-president and business area president, Power Technique, in Antwerp, Belgium.

Andersson brings a wealth of industry and institutional knowledge to his new role. A Swedish national, but having been based in the U.S. for 12 years, Andersson, most recently, was vice-president of business control for Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique Customer Center, a role he has held since 2009. During this time, he oversaw many strategic growth initiatives including acquisitions, logistics enhancements and business development.

“I am looking forward to joining the professional team in the Power Technique Customer Center,” Andersson said. “We will continue to work hard to achieve our vision and be the first in mind — first in choice provider of on-site air, power and flow solutions for the sustainable productivity of our customers across North America.”


Andersson joined Atlas Copco in 2002 as a production controller for Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business and economics from Orebro University in Sweden, and a Bachelor of Science in transport management from Gothenburg University in Sweden.

Andersson will be based in Rock Hill, S.C., the home of Atlas Copco’s 180,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and Power Technique North American headquarters.

Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers through its innovative compressors, vacuum solutions, generators, pumps, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.  The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2017, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 86 (BEUR 9) and about 34,000 employees. Learn more at

Atlas Copco’s Power Technique business area provides air, power and flow solutions through products such as mobile compressors, pumps, light towers and generators, along with a number of complementary products. It also offers specialty rental and provides services through a dedicated, global network. Power Technique innovates for sustainable productivity across multiple industries, including construction, manufacturing, oil and gas, and exploration drilling. The business area is headquartered in Belgium. Product development and manufacturing units are located in Europe, Asia, South America and North America.

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