Atlas Pressed Metals Expands Team


Dubois, Pennsylvania-based Atlas Pressed Metals, manufacturers of precision powdered metal products and associated services, recently announced four new hires to its professional staff.

Thomas Krug Sr. has joined the company as production coordinator. Krug has more than 35 years of manufacturing experience, including tenure as quality manager, safety facilitator, applications engineer, sales engineer and plant operations manager for various manufacturing facilities throughout Pennsylvania and in North Carolina. Most recently, he served as quality manager for Industrial Harness Company in Shippensburg. As production coordinator, Krug is responsible for directing the manufacturing force, the equipment and secondary operations of the sintering through the shipping departments in order to maintain and improve upon the manufacturing schedule.

John Sarick, who holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, is the latest addition to Atlas’ growing engineering team. He has held various roles of increasing responsibility through his 20-year powdered metal career including product, application, design and staff engineering positions. More recently, Sarick has held quality manager and engineering manager roles and has extensive experience in the automotive industry. He holds various manufacturing certifications, is trained in Six Sigma and is ISO/TS Supplier Auditor certified. He also holds two patents. Sarick will be responsible for the design and development of new components and will monitor and evaluate the performance of components for Atlas’ customers in the automotive, lawn and garden, and appliance industries.

Stephanie Smith of Clarion has been added to the accounting and finance staff at Atlas. Smith brings more than 15 years of experience in accounting and project management from both the manufacturing and finance/insurance business sectors. As cost accountant, Smith is responsible for analyzing production costs and efficiency, and working toward goals for improving on those targets. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Erin Dixon Heath recently joined the Atlas sales team as business development manager after more than 15 years in the public sector as a strategic manufacturing and business adviser, most recently as part of the federal Manufacturing Extension Partnership program. Heath has a dual degree in journalism and communications from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and holds certificates in financial management, procedures and economic development. She is also an Innovation Engineering Green Belt through Eureka Ranch and is a trained facilitator. In her new role as business development manager, Heath will be responsible for corporate communications, new customer and market development, and direct sales.