John Demers is a Canadian citizen with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of New Brunswick. He started his career in the compressed air industry in 2002 with the service division of Atlas Copco Canada. In 2007, he took a global position with Atlas Copco Airpower to help define and market the connectivity (IoT) solution now known as SMARTLINK. He has since held two roles developing the service businesses for Atlas Copco in Algeria and for Quincy Compressor (an Atlas Copco company since 2010) in the USA. He is currently the General Manager for Atlas Copco Taiwan.