Atlas Copco Ireland has announced the appointment of Tom Van Gaal as Business Line Manager for its Compressor Technique Service division.
After four years in the role of Technical Support Specialist in the Atlas Copco Airpower factory in Belgium from 2012 to 2016, and a brief spell as operational analyst with Atlas Copco Argentina in 2014, Van Gaal occupied the post of Global Process Engineer at the service division headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. Tom carries an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Economics. With all this, he brings a broad range of academic, operational, process and product development experience and skills to the role.
Commenting on his appointment, Tom Van Gaal said: “After six years in Belgium, where I worked on ensuring the continuous improvement of our products and processes, I am very much looking forward to working directly with our customers, in Ireland. My goal is to further strengthen Atlas Copco’s aftermarket business and actively contribute to the sustainable and profitable growth of the company and that of its customers.”
Tom’s focus will be to combine the existing operational experience of the team in Dublin with Atlas Copco’s new state-of-the-art ERP and CRM solutions, in order to deliver on the company’s promise of offering reliable and innovative services, along with the aim of maintaining and increasing their customer’s productivity.
Van Gaal believes that in tandem with rapidly evolving technological developments, which have improved the efficiency and performance of Atlas Copco’ equipment, it is equally vital to maintain investments in the competence of the company’s team.
He commented: “I intend to place great emphasis on continuous training of all our staff, to live up to our customer’s expectations of having the most skilled and knowledgeable service workforce available to them, 24/7.
In his leisure time Van Gaal is an active sports enthusiast and both played and coached soccer in Belgium. He is equally keen on rock climbing, golf and snooker, and is developing an interest in GAA Irish sports and rugby. He enjoys travelling and is looking forward to exploring the beauty of the Irish countryside, not to mention his forthcoming marriage later this year.