October 18, 2011 – Commerce City, CO (Coal Geology)– Atlas Copco has announced tha appointment of Chad French to the position of Service Manager for the Atlas Copco branch in Elko, Nevada.
French’s 19 years’ experience in the Elko area mining market began with mining giant Barrick Gold, where he worked his way up to front line supervisor responsible for more than 60 employees, as well as oversight of dispatch for operations, maintenance and service. After 13 years on the customer side, French moved to the supply side, serving as an Operator Trainer, then rental sales manager for Cashman Equipment, a Caterpillar dealer. Most recently, he worked as Cashman’s account manager responsible for North American equipment sales to Barrick Gold.
“Chad’s insights into our local market are built on his experience in both the customer and supply side of the industry, and will prove critical in his challenge to help grow our service presence in the Elko area,” said Atlas Copco – Elko Store Manager Matt Willeford. “His intimate understanding of how our customers do business, and his focus on issue resolution, make him a perfect fit for the demands of his new position.”