Atlas Copco Compressors has appointed Neil Breedlove vice president, business line manager for its U.S. oil-free air division.
“Neil brings over 28 years of experience in oil-free air, and has worked with many of the industries that require oil-free air for critical processes, including oil and gas, power generation, steel fabrication, food and beverage, semiconductor, air separation and automotive,” said John Brookshire, president, Atlas Copco Compressors LLC. “His experience in all aspects of the business line will serve him as he works to grow the oil-free air business according to our short- and long-term business goals.”
In his new position, Breedlove will be responsible for continuing the development and growth of the company’s oil-free air business in the U.S. He will also be responsible for maintaining a strong sales and marketing team to develop and implement business development goals in accordance with the oil-free air division’s targets and objectives.
Breedlove was previously the manager of CTS Service Sales Southern Region and served as the regional sales manager for both the industrial and oil-free air division. He began his career at Atlas Copco as a design assembly and test engineer within the oil-free engineering group and was part of the team responsible for the finished build-out of both the standard and customized oil-free Z series compressor.
Breedlove received his executive master in business administration from Baylor University.