Chicago Pneumatic Appoints Todd Francis New Vice President, North America

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New role to focus on new business development, strategic distributor relationship engagement.

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Todd’s extensive background with Chicago Pneumatic Construction and the Atlas Copco Group position him for immediate success as our new Vice President, North America.

Chicago Pneumatic today announced the appointment of Todd Francis as the new Vice President, North America for stationary compressors. Francis will be based out of Chicago Pneumatic’s Rock Hill, S.C., office, and will be responsible for new business development and further building Chicago Pneumatic’s distributor network across the North American compressor markets.

Chicago Pneumatic is among the industry leaders in portable and stationary compressor technology, focusing on power tools, construction & mining tools, and compressors & generators, and is part of the global Atlas Copco Group. Chicago Pneumatic features a number of manufacturing locations across the United States.

“On behalf of the entire Chicago Pneumatic team, I am very excited to welcome Todd to his new role as Vice President, North America,” said Ellen Steck, President, Chicago Pneumatic. “Todd’s extensive background with Chicago Pneumatic Construction and the Atlas Copco Group, combined with his experience leading business development efforts across a variety of construction and heavy equipment business units, position him for immediate success as our new Vice President, North America.”

Francis joins the Chicago Pneumatic executive team after more than two decades in the commercial construction and heavy equipment sales and rental field, including more than seven years as part of the Atlas Copco group of companies. Francis previously served as National Account Manager for Chicago Pneumatic Construction, where he was responsible for managing and expanding national accounts, cross-selling CP products while developing new business opportunities. Prior, Francis served in senior sales management positions with Allied Construction/Sandvik Tamrock and The Caterpillar Rental Store.

Francis assumes his new position on January 23.

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About Chicago Pneumatic
Since 1901 the Chicago Pneumatic name has represented high-performance tools and equipment designed for an extensive range of applications. Today, Chicago Pneumatic has a global reach, with local customer centers around the world. Chicago Pneumatic tools and air compressors are tailored to the needs of the industrial, vehicle service, and construction markets. Every day we develop and manufacture new products that are meant not only to meet your demands today, but tomorrow as well.

To learn more about our extensive range of tools, hydraulic attachments, industrial and portable compressors, accessories and workshop equipment, please visit


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