Epiroc USA appoints new GM, president

Epiroc has appointed Jon Torpy as general manager and president for Epiroc USA LLC, effective May 1. He brings 15 years of leadership experience with Epiroc and predecessor Atlas Copco, and 20 years of overall industry experience.

In his new role, he will lead the U.S. Customer Center of Epiroc, which supplies drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools. The company also provides service and technology solutions for automation and interoperability.

During his tenure as vice president of Marketing for the Drilling Solutions division, he was a key visionary and leader in the Epiroc autonomous drill program.

“Jon’s strategic mindset and outstanding industry track record make him well suited to deliver on our Epiroc vision of becoming and remaining the customer’s first choice in the United States,” said Jose Sanchez, president of the Epiroc Drilling Solutions division.

Torpy joined Ingersoll-Rand Drilling Solutions in 1999 as an application engineer. After the acquisition of the Drilling Solutions Div. by Atlas Copco, now Epiroc, he became regional manager, Latin America and Canada. He then held positions as district manager in Denver, Colo., and business line manager, Drilling Solutions before moving into his most recent vice president of Marketing role with Drilling Solutions in Garland, Texas.

He will be based in Denver.

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