Peter Bigwood, former president of Atlas Copco Construction Tools, was named vice president of sales and marketing for Brokk Inc., the North American subsidiary of Brokk AB, Swedish manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines. Bigwood will be charged with developing sales of Brokk’s equipment in the United States and Canada by growing the company’s sales organization, identifying and penetrating new markets and building Brokk’s brand and market awareness.
Bigwood has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the construction industry. He left Atlas Copco in October of last year to become U.S. president of Australian screening bucket manufacturer Flip Screen, establishing a U.S. sales office for that company. Bigwood, who also served as president of Smalley Excavators earlier in his career, is well-known and popular in the U.S. construction industries, respected for his passion for the industry and outgoing, enthusiastic personality. Bigwood was instrumental in Brokk’s transition to Atlas Copco hammers in the United States.
“Peter has such a great passion for the industry and the Brokk product,” said Lars Lindgren, president of Brokk. “This is just the kind of dynamic leadership we need to ensure Brokk is as successful in North America as it has been globally. We’ve achieved steady growth throughout the years, even in the recent economic downturn, and we’re ready to build on that in the North American market.”
Brokk said it currently has more than 5,000 machines in use throughout the world.