Epiroc USA has named company veteran Jon Torpy general manager and president.
Torpy, who has 15 years of experience with both Epiroc and its predecessor company Atlas Copco, will lead Epiroc’s U.S. Customer Center, which provides drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools to the U.S. market.
In Torpy’s previous tenure as vice president of marketing for Epiroc’s Drilling Solutions division, he was “a key visionary and leader in the Epiroc autonomous drill program, which has become a game-changer for many customers,” says the company.
Torpy joined Ingersoll-Rand Drilling Solutions in 1999 as an application engineer. After the acquisition of the division by Atlas Copco (now Epiroc), he became regional manager, Latin America and Canada. Other positions have included district manager and business line manager, Drilling Solutions.
Torpy grew up in a copper mining camp in Cuajone, Peru, South America, and has spent most of his life as part of the mining community, according to the company. In his new position, he will be based in Denver, Colorado.