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Peter Edmunds retires after 42 years of service


June 4, 2014 – MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – At the end of May, a celebration was held for Peter Edmunds who retired on March 31 following 42 years and half of service with Atlas Copco.

Atlas Copco Canada - Peter Edmunds
For the past 6 years, Peter held the position of Vice-President, Global Strategic Customers (GSC) at Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation, where he managed a global team of high-level, veteran Regional GSC Managers (Senior Project Leaders). Their responsibilities were to maintain high level connections with the GSC organizations and give recommendations on applications and product selection, as well as handling red-flag issues. He remains on the team part-time as a Senior Advisor and is responsible for large global mining consultants.

Peter is a mining engineer from the Camborne School of Mines in England with an extensive background in the Global Surface and Underground Mining Industry. He began as a Miner on the Copperbelt of the then Northern Rhodesia (Zambia today), and worked for Rio Tinto after graduation in La Ronge and Elliot Lake, before joining Atlas Copco. He has held various senior positions globally with the Atlas Copco Group, including in Montreal, Vancouver, London, Windhoek (Namibia), Gaberones (Botswana) and Sudbury.

On the way he was founder Chair of the IMM in Namibia, and rose to be District Commissioner for Boy Scouts in Namibia. Back in Canada, he was President of the World Rock Boring Association for 2 years, and first International Vice-President for the CIM for 2 years, and then Vice-President for CIM's District 3 for 4 years, after which he was awarded the CIM Distinguished Service Medal.

Peter resides in Sudbury, Ontario (Canada) with his wife Louise, and has two sons living and working in Ottawa, Ontario.

As indicated by Louka Geladi, Vice-President Atlas Copco Canada Inc.: “We would like to pay our tribute to Peter who has been a very important part of Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation success in Canada. Through the years, he has shown dedication, leadership and excellence in maintaining close relationships with the large mining organizations. We wish Peter and his family all the best during his retirement.”

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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 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7) and more than 40 000 employees.

Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area provides equipment for drilling and rock excavation, a complete range of related consumables and service through a global network. The business area innovates for sustainable productivity in surface and underground mining, infrastructure, civil works, well drilling and geotechnical applications. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, the United States, Canada, China and India.