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Atlas Copco appointed Kiki Sample to the position of product manager – Blasthole Drills with Atlas Copco Construction and Mining.

In order to strengthen its  Down-The-Hole marketing efforts, Atlas Copco named Mike Millsaps area manager for the product line in North and South America. In a related move to put more focus on its large-hole applications, Barrow Turner has been named product manager for DTH-Large Hole.

Scot Simon was appointed to foundation drill specialist within the Atlas Copco Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration usiness line. His primary responsibility is to assist in making Atlas Copco Construction and Mining USA the supplier of choice for foundation drilling equipment.

Paladin Construction Group appointed Peter LaFosse to the position of territory manager, covering the northeast United States. Pete will play an integral role in Paladin’s efforts toward the strategic growth of sales initiatives as well as provide support for dealers including educating them on the Back 2 Work program designed to help contractors easily locate the right dealer and attachments for their needs.

Vulcan Materials’ Board of Directors elected Danny R. Shepherd to the position of executive vice president construction materials. Shepherd has more than 25 years of experience with the company. Daniel F. Sansone was named to the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer. Sansone joined Vulcan in 1988. Following the previously announced retirement of Ron McAbee, Shepherd will have responsibility for all of Vulcan's operating divisions and the Corporate Construction Materials functions that support division operations.