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Atlas Copco appoint new Vice President Marketing

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

John Hort has been appointed as Vice President Marketing, Atlas Copco Airpower. In his new appointment he will be responsible for Atlas Copco and Multibrand generators and compressors.
He joined the Compressor Technique division of Atlas Copco in 2003 to become General Manager of Atlas Copco Masons (general sales and manufacturing) before being appointed Vice President Multi- Brand, Portable Air Division in 2006.
John began his career in 1970 working for Petters Diesels with a Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship.
In 1978 he joined UK ventilation and air-conditioning specialist Airscrew Howden as a Product Engineer, later becoming Sales &Marketing Manager responsible for worldwide sales.
In 1992 he joined Desoutter Tools UK, part of the Atlas Copco Group as Export Sales Manager, progressing to Marketing Manager and later becoming General Manager.
He was appointed Vice President Operations for Chicago Pneumatic Tools Division in 2000 leading the manufacturing operations in the UK, USA and France.
A member of the UK Institute of Production Engineers, John qualified at Twickenham College of Technology in 1974. He also has a Diploma in Business Studies gained at Kingston University (UK) in 1976.
In his new appointment he said, “ I have worked for several different Multibrands during my time with the Atlas Copco Group and so finally, after 15 years l am very pleased to be working with the Atlas Copco brand.”
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