Atlas Copco Compressors appoints Sean Fairest to lead growth strategy in Ireland

Atlas Copco Compressors has announced the appointment of Sean Fairest as Country Manager for Compressor Technique in Ireland. In this new role, he will spearhead a strategy to strengthen the position of Atlas Copco as a market leader in Ireland by helping his team of almost 30 staff engage more closely with customers.

He said: “My mission is to help the team in Ireland develop and grow over the coming years. All the economic indicators are strong and we have some fantastic products and services that will deliver sustainable productivity for our customers. We are very positive about our future and we are committed to investment in order to further strengthen our position in Ireland.”

A focus of his new role will be to ensure that customers are benefitting fully from Atlas Copco’s service offering to maintain the safe, efficient and effective operation of their equipment over the long term. “One thing that I am already shocked to see is that we have customers in Ireland who are prepared to gamble with their production and product quality by working with unauthorised service partners and non-genuine spare parts. As someone who has grown up in the service business, I understand the risks involved with such decisions and will work tirelessly to help the users of our equipment understand these risks and make the best informed decisions for their business.”

He aims to help his team “cover every blade of grass through every channel” to provide customers with the products and services they need to capitalise on the improving economic climate in Ireland. “Ireland is poised to take off and it is our job to make sure we are in the right place to provide our customers with the products and services they need to make the most of the good times ahead.”

Sean can draw from almost 20 years of experience with Atlas Copco, joining the group as a Service Engineer and working his way through the organization to a more recent position as Vice President of Marketing for Compressor Technique Service at Atlas Copco’s Airpower division in Antwerp, Belgium. A qualified mechanical engineer, he has also served as Business Line Manager for the Service, Oil Free Air and Industrial Air business lines during his career with the company.

Away from work, Sean is a lifelong supporter of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club and likes to relax by reading and listening to music.