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Atlas Copco Rental Canada appoints Pragnesh Desai as Vice President Operations – Canada


September 9, 2015 – LA PORTE, TX – Atlas Copco Rental Canada has appointed Pragnesh Desai to be Vice President Operations – Canada, effective October 5, 2015. Pragnesh Desai is currently Global Business & Competence Development Manager for Atlas Copco Specialty Rental Division.

Atlas Copco Canada - Pragnesh Desai
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Pragnesh Desai as Vice President Operations – Canada. Pragnesh will based out of Halton Hills, Ontario.

After joining Atlas Copco in 2005, Pragnesh Desai held different managerial positions in both sales and marketing of compressors and associated equipment.

Since 2013, he has been responsible for the worldwide business and competence development activities for Atlas Copco Rental. Pragnesh will transfer to Atlas Copco Rental Canada effective October 5, 2015.

Pragnesh earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from the Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara, India.

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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.  The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44 000 employees.

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, Germany, Sweden, the United States, China, India and Brazil.

Specialty Rental is a division within Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area. It serves customers in various industry segments around the world with temporary air, steam, nitrogen and power rental solutions. The specialty rental services are offered under several brands. The divisional headquarters is located in Houston, USA.