After four years in the role of technical support specialist in the Atlas Copco Airpower factory in Belgium, and a brief spell as operational analyst with Atlas Copco Argentina, Van Gaal occupied the post of global process engineer at the service division headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium.

His 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. The firm says that he brings a broad range of academic, operational, process and product development experience and skills to the role.

Van Gaal says: “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.”