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Appointments at CTLGroup and Atlas Copco

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Hamlin Jennings, PhD, has joined CTLGroup as an affiliated consultant to consult on cement chemistry, cementitious composite microstructural characterisation, concrete durability, and mechanisms of creep and shrinkage. Dr Jennings is an adjunct professor in the Departure of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a principal investigator at the Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) at MIT. His work includes forensic investigations, new product development and applying new technologies for characterising cement and concrete behaviour.

“Combining Dr. Jennings’ scientific and product development expertise with the technology transfer and applied science skills of CTLGroup will accelerate the industry’s application of new tools for improving cement and concrete performance as well as condition assessment of existing structures,” said Senior Vice President Tim Tonyan, PhD.

Atlas Copco appointments

Atlas Copco Dynapac has appointed Jerry Hackett to the position of regional sales manager – south central US, and Pat Burnham as product manager, heavy compaction. Both positions are effective immediately, and Hackett and Burnham both report to Steve Cole, vice president, Road Construction Equipment Division.

Hackett has been with Atlas Copco Mining, Rock Excavation and Construction LLC since March 2013 as a Dynapac sales representative with the Atlas Copco store in Temecula, California. He is located in Texas.

With more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Burnham will be responsible for building the Dynapac soil and asphalt compaction lines in the United States. Burnham is located in Atlas Copco’s offices in Commerce City, Colorado.

Meanwhile, Odie Baca has accepted the position of product development specialist – central US with Atlas Copco Construction Equipment. His position is effective immediately, and he reports to Kevin Loomis, business line manager, Construction Tools Division. Baca is based in Texas.

Baca has experience in the equipment rental industry and has worked at several Atlas Copco service centres. In his new role, Baca supports the sales of all products in the Construction Tools business line through demonstrations and dealer visits while working with regional channel managers to identify further growth opportunities.

Finally, Atlas Copco Construction Equipment has appointed Michael Sagermann as its business line manager in the US for Portable Energy products, and John Garcia as its regional channel manager, generators, for the western US. Sagermann’s role was effective 1 September 2014 and he reports to Erik Sparby, president and general manager, Atlas Copco Construction Equipment. Garcia’s new position is effective immediately, and he reports to Alan Kurus, vice president, Sales.

Sagermann joined Atlas Copco in 1993 as a sales engineer for Portable Energy and Construction Tools products in Ontario, Canada, before becoming business line manager – Canada for the Portable Energy Division from 1998 to 2005. In 2008, he became a product manager for middle-range portable compressors, and held the position of regional business line manager for Portable Energy in the Middle East. Sagermann is located in Commerce City, Colorado.

Garcia brings more than 20 years of sales experience and market development in the mobile diesel generator business to Atlas Copco. In his new role, he is responsible for developing generator and light tower business in the western US for the Portable Energy Division. Garcia is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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