Meet the Contributors

Clint Byington

Clint Byington is the Business Line Manager for Underground Mining Equipment for Epiroc USA, located in Phoenix, AZ. He enjoys working with customers to find the right solutions for their mining needs, as well as building strong teams to support Epiroc’s products. He has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing, sales, and marketing of both Surface and Underground Mining equipment and services. He holds a B.S. in Geological and Mining Engineering from The University of Montana, and an A.S.B. in Business Administration from Brigham Young University. 

Dan Patrick

Dan Patrick is a Regional Product Support Manager for MRS at Epiroc USA. Underground mining has been in my family for years and is my passion. I work hard to ensure my customers have what they need to keep their machines running for safe production. I am a US Navy veteran. I started in the construction and mining industry in 1995 with my main focus on underground mining starting in 2005. My career started as a Technician, progressed to Service Manager, and now Regional Product Support Manager.

Hans Schill

Hans Schill is Application Center Manager at Epiroc, and he is passionate about providing flexible automation technology solutions to help U.S. customers improve productivity. He graduated from Orebro University in Sweden with a degree in electrical engineering and has several years of experience in automation development and managing development teams.

Matthew Inge

Matthew Inge is the Business Line Manager for Drilling Solutions at Epiroc USA, located in Denver, Colo. He enjoys working with our customers to determine the value Epiroc can bring to their operations. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in mining and minerals engineering, Matthew has more than 8 years of experience in product management and surface blasthole applications.

Michael Horton

Michael Horton is Operations Manager for the Tucson Reman Center and has worked in the equipment repair and maintenance and component remanufacturing business for more than 30 years. He has extensive technical knowledge and experience with the repair and maintenance of heavy equipment power train products, and also specializes in hydraulics rebuilding and failure analysis. Michael’s passion is to provide customers with effective solutions for all their reman component needs with a view to maximizing operational productivity and lowering operating costs.

Mike Wentworth

Mike Wentworth joined Atlas Copco in 1994 as a Service Technician for the Southeast region and then he was consequently promoted to Service Manager for the Northeast region, Product Support Specialist for Surface Drilling Equipment, and a branch manager for one of Epiroc Northeast locations. Since 2011, Mike has been in the role of Product Manager, where he supports field sales personnel and works directly with our factories on product improvement and development. Mike is a retired member of the U.S. Air Force, having served on active duty from 1981 to 1988 and in the Air Force Reserve from 1988 to 2004.

Mila Armer

Mila Armer is the Marketing and Communications Manager for Epiroc USA. With expertise in strategic marketing within a global matrix organization, Ms. Armer’s main focus areas are brand activation in B2B environment, public relations, content marketing, and demand generation. She holds an MBA in Marketing as well as various certifications related to media arts, broadcasting and journalism. In addition, she has a vast experience in manufacturing, energy and infrastructure sectors, including oil and gas, LNG, chem/petrochem, power generation / geothermal, underground and surface drilling, construction, as well as motor-vehicle, offroad, robotics, IT/engineering.

Rich Elliott

Rich Elliott is Product Manager – Epiroc Hydraulic Attachment Tools, North America. He thrives on understanding each customer segment and ensuring that our products meet their unique needs. Rich has been working in the construction, rock excavation and demolition industry for more than 20 years and has extensive experience with hydraulic attachment products, as well as technical and application knowledge.

Rocky Stacy

Rocky Stacy is the Aftermarket Manager for the hydraulic attachment division of Epiroc USA. A native of northeast Ohio, he has nearly 15 years of experience in the construction and mining industry. Rocky and his team strive to provide HAT customers with creative and effective solutions to all their used equipment, spare parts, technical support and service needs.

Shawn Cheney

Shawn Cheney is the Business Line Manager for Rock Drilling Tools at Eprioc USA. He takes great pride in his team who work endlessly to make customer operations efficient and predictable not only in their drilling activities but in their supply chain as well. Shawn has been involved in the drilling industry since 1997, holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration.

Tom Athenour

Tom is the CEO/Co-Founder of StarQuest Group, an international leadership development firm based in Colorado that works with a variety of organizations, from start-up ventures and fast-growing mid-market companies to large global corporations. For the past 25+ years, Tom has been working with leaders, teams, and organizations to increase their effectiveness; and is dedicated to increasing the health, vitality, and productive of the workplace by developing more effective leaders.

Tom Hirsh

Tom Hirsh is a Product Manager for Mining and Rock Excavation Service division of Epiroc and is currently responsible for the rollout of service products to the U.S. market. He started with Atlas Copco in 2016 as a Business Analyst. In that role, he was not only responsible for parts pricing, but also supported the sales and marketing team in areas such as fleet management and Certiq telematics, as well as through the development of market potential tools. Tom graduated with honors from Colorado School of Mines with a B.S. in mining engineering and a minor in economics.

Tom Shenosky

Tom Shenosky is Product Manager for Exploration business of Rock Drilling Tools and Surface and Exploration Drilling divisions of Epiroc. He has more than 40 years of experience working with exploration products. Innovation and customer satisfaction are his focus. Tom is also dedicated to passing on his passion for exploration industries to the future generation of sales specialists and managers.

Tyler Berens

As the Product Line Manager for Automation, Tyler Berens is responsible for developing, employing and promoting automation and autonomous products onboard the Pit Viper fleet. Prior to joining Epiroc, he served 7 years as an officer in the United States Military. During his time, Tyler led tactical communications units directly supporting special operations followed by time in a strategic planning role. Tyler completed his Undergraduate in Management Information Systems and Master’s in Business Administration.