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Atlas Copco strengthening customer relations by appointing new rental managers


Atlas Copco Construction Equipment has appointed four managers to lead its growing rental market in the U.S. Steve Nelson serves the national rental aftermarket as a business development manager, Norbert Matthews works as an area sales manager for the Midwest, Charlie Clarkson serves the Northwest as the area sales manager and Ronald Repasz is the area sales manager for the Southwest.

Atlas Copco USA - Steve Nelson

Steve Nelson

“We’re committed to building strong business relationships with our customers. Part of that is building a team that continues providing industry-leading assistance by offering the best equipment, parts, service and aftermarket support,” said Matt Cadnum, Atlas Copco rental channel vice president of sales.

Together, the four new managers have more than 40 years of industry experience.

Nelson will focus on growing Atlas Copco’s aftermarket revenue and market share through the rental channel. Nelson has been with Atlas Copco for more than four years, and most recently, he was the regional sales manager for the west Rental Division. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Nelson said he looks forward to working with customers to promote Atlas Copco’s construction equipment and show them what the aftermarket division has to offer.

Atlas Copco USA - Charlie Clarkson

Charlie Clarkson

Matthews, Clarkson and Repasz will oversee operations at rental centers in their areas and will work to build strong customer relationships. They are dedicated to customer satisfaction and upholding Atlas Copco values and equipment standards.

Matthews’ works with customers in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. He has 15 years of experience in the rental industry working for independent and national companies. In addition, Matthews’ experience in the construction and industrial industries will ensure continued growth while being a customer advocate.

Clarkson manages Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Montana. “I enjoy being part of an industry-leading sales team and look forward to sharing that knowledge with customers,” Clarkson said. Before accepting this role, Clarkson worked in sales and customer relations at Specialized Transport Service, a freight carrier company.

Repasz holds prior experience in sales and service at Eaton, and said he looks forward to continue working with customers and building trusting relationships. Repasz also shared that he enjoys solving problems and trading solutions, which will help him find success in his new role. Prior to working at Eaton, Repasz served 12 years in the Navy.

For further information please contact:

  • Sofie Gielen, Marketing Communications Director Mining, Rock Excavation and Construction LLC
    Telephone: 720-235-2325;
    Fax: 303-288-8828

Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area provides construction and demolition tools, portable compressors, pumps and generators, lighting towers, and compaction and paving equipment. The business area offers specialty rental and provides service through a global network. Construction Technique innovates for sustainable productivity in infrastructure, civil works, oil and gas, energy, drilling and road construction projects. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, Spain, Germany, Sweden, the United States, China, India and Brazil. More information: 800-732-6762,,, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+.