COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Atlas Copco Construction Equipment recently honored eight employees who made a significant impact to the company’s North America operation. The honorees represent Atlas Copco’s wide range of construction products and customer service efforts, and were selected by their peers for exceeding customer and company expectations. This was the manufacturer’s third annual awards ceremony.

Erik Sparby, president and general manager of Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, awarded Cumming, Ga.-based Rob Repasz, the company’s southeast district sales manager, with Sales Person of the Year. Repasz is responsible for rental accounts in seven states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

April Colaluca, Atlas Copco communication representative from Santa Fe Springs, California, received the division’s Customer Care Award. She was recognized for her contributions that ensure Atlas Copco’s customers receive quality and timely service. Colaluca also recently celebrated her 15-year anniversary with the manufacturer. 

Kevin Loomis, Atlas Copco construction tool business line manager, presented Greg Petherbridge, hydraulic breaker and compaction product manager, with the Construction Tool Division Contributor Award. Petherbridge is responsible for advising Atlas Copco’s new-product development teams with market information, finding key industry opportunities and growing Atlas Copco CTD’s breadth of products.

Multiple Ohio residents also received awards for their contributions. Jonathan Oney, Atlas Copco paving and milling product manager, received the Road Construction Equipment Contributor Award from Steve Cole, road construction equipment distribution business development manager. Jamie Roush, Atlas Copco parts and service marketing representative for Atlas Copco Construction Technique Service (CRS) received the CRS Contributor Award from Matt Cadnum, aftermarket vice president. Both Oney and Roush are from the Cleveland area. The Atlas Copco Portable Energy Contributor Award went to Rich Elliott, Atlas Copco low-pressure compressor product manager in Columbus, Ohio.

Kell Cleeland, Atlas Copco Carolina-area sales manager, received the Rookie of the Year Award. Cleeland, from Charlotte, N.C., joined the Atlas Copco team in 2013 and was recognized by his peers for his contributions for helping customers in the southeastern United States.

Sparby presented Ryan Mihajlov, Atlas Copco inventory control and process supervisor, the President’s Award for Staff Excellence in Leadership. Mihajlov serves Atlas Copco’s support staff from his Denver location.

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