Industrial Utility Efficiency

ELGi North America Appoints Brian Pahl as New President


ELGi North America (ELGi), a subsidiary of ELGi Equipments Limited and one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Pahl as its new President. This strategic move aligns with ELGi Equipments’ global goal to become one of the top three air compressor manufacturers worldwide within the next decade. As North America becomes a central focus in this ambitious journey, Pahl's leadership will be key in reaching this milestone.


ELGi North America is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Pahl as its new President.

“I'm incredibly excited to join the dynamic team at ELGi North America, especially at a time when the company is gearing up for significant growth and transformation,” Pahl said. “I look forward to leveraging my experiences to drive innovation, operational excellence and sustainable growth, all in support of ELGi’s global objective.”

Pahl brings an impressive professional background to ELGi. With an MBA degree from the University of Findlay in Ohio, he most recently served as the President of North America at Pfeiffer Vacuum. Before that, he occupied several strategic, commercial and operational leadership roles at well-known firms including Denios and Mann & Hummel. Outside of his professional endeavors, Pahl enjoys traveling, golf, and spending quality time with his wife and four children.

Since entering the U.S. in 2012, ELGi has significantly expanded its presence in the country. The company celebrated its 10-year anniversary in November 2022, marking a decade during which more than 10,000 air compressors were installed in facilities across North America. As ELGi looks to the future, the emphasis will be on continued U.S. expansion, job creation and attracting top talent. The company will also invest in new technologies and enhance existing ones. Pahl's leadership will be vital as ELGi plans for the next 10 years, building on its North American success.

About ELGi North America

ELGi North America, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is a subsidiary of ELGi Equipments Limited, a leader in compressed air solutions for over 60 years. Established in 2012, ELGi North America, in conjunction with its subsidiaries, Pattons, Pattons Medical, and Michigan Air Solutions, offers a comprehensive range of compressed air products and services. Our product offering includes oil-lubricated and oil-free rotary screw and reciprocating compressors, dryers, filters, and ancillary accessories. ELGi and its subsidiaries serve multiple industry verticals spanning medical applications, pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, construction, manufacturing, and infrastructure. For further information, please visit