Atlas Copco appoints Johan Halling as Business Area President for Mining and Rock Excavation Technique

July 29, 2013 12:55 CEST

Stockholm, Sweden, July 29, 2013: Atlas Copco has appointed Johan Halling as President of the Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area and member of Group Management, effective August 1, 2013.
Johan Halling is since 2002 President of Atlas Copco’s Rock Drilling Tools division, based in Sweden. He replaces Bob Fassl, who is leaving Atlas Copco for family reasons.

“Johan is a proven, solid leader of large global businesses and he delivers good results over full business cycles,” said Ronnie Leten, President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group. “He has an in-depth knowledge about the mining business as well as a valuable experience from the consumables and service business. It’s with great pleasure we welcome Johan to Group Management.”

Johan Halling began at Atlas Copco in 1998 as President of one of the electric tool divisions within Industrial Technique that Atlas Copco owned at the time. Prior to joining Atlas Copco, he was President of VOAC Hydraulics, a joint venture between Atlas Copco and Volvo. Between 1981 and 1990 he worked for power and automation technologies group ABB, in different positions, including divisional president for ABB Robotics and Factory Automation.

Johan Halling, a Swedish citizen, is born in 1952. He has a Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Lund, Sweden. He has also studied marketing and economy at the same university.

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Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5).

Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area provides equipment for drilling and rock excavation, a complete range of related consumables and service through a global network. The business area innovates for sustainable productivity in surface and underground mining, infrastructure, civil works, well drilling and geotechnical applications. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, the United States, Canada, China and India.

Atlas Copco 140 years. In 2013 Atlas Copco, ranked as one of the most innovative, sustainable and ethical companies in the world, celebrates 140 years of profitable growth. At the beginning the company made products for railways, but the core of Atlas Copco’s business dates back to the early years of the 20th century when the first compressors, tools and rock drills were manufactured. Today, the Atlas Copco Group has world-leading positions in these areas and many others. Atlas Copco supports customers in 180 countries with own operations in 90 countries. Read the story about a company that believes ‘there is always a better way’ on

Photos of Johan Halling are available on the Photo gallery. Photo numbers are: ac0047476, ac0047475, ac0034839.
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