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  • RJ Berger, who began working at James E. Watson & Co. in 1988, became majority owner in 2010 along with his business partner, Ashley Williams who serves as the company’s CFO.
  • Berger’s background is in aviation from PIA (Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics) as a jet engine mechanic, and he previously worked on the C5B program as a mechanic at Lockheed Marietta.
  • James E. Watson & Co. added a GAST-certified repair department in 2010.

Atlas Copco Has Acquired a US Distributor of Vacuum Equipment and Service Solutions

Nacka, Sweden, May 2, 2023: Atlas Copco has acquired the assets of James E. Watson & Co. The company is a distributor of vacuum equipment and service solutions.

James E. Watson & Co is based in Marietta near Atlanta, Georgia, and provides vacuum consultancy, vacuum equipment sales and service to process industries, including production of chemicals and paper, woodworking, and food packaging. The business has 7 employees and is present throughout the South-East region of the USA, serving mainly Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee states.

Atlas Copco Group

Great ideas accelerate innovation. At Atlas Copco we have been turning industrial ideas into business-critical benefits since 1873. By listening to our customers and knowing their needs, we deliver value and innovate with the future in mind. In 2022, Atlas Copco Group had revenues of BSEK 141 and at year end about 49 000 employees.