November 15, 2011 – Wilrijk, Belgium – Horst Wasel, currently President of the Specialty Rental division within Atlas Copco Compressor Technique, has been appointed President of the recently created Quality Air division, effective January 1, 2012.
“Horst has a vast experience in air and gas treatment from his previous functions in a customer center, in the Specialty Rental division and Gas and Process product companies. He also has a sound track record in establishing a divisional structure,”said Stephan Kuhn, President of the Compressor Technique (CT) business area.
Wasel joined Atlas Copco in 1983 in Germany. He held various manager positions within the Gas and Process division in Europe and the United States from 1994 to 2001, when he became General Manager for the Atlas Copco customer center in the Netherlands. He was appointed Vice President CT Rental within the Portable Air division in 2006 and in January 2007 Wasel became President of the Specialty Rental division. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering.