Atlas Pressed Metals expands professional staff at Pennsylvania facility

November 28, 2018

From left to right: Christina Goughnour, Purchasing Manager; Zachery Padasak, Sales Representative; Anita Nissel, Product Engineer; Robby Pistner, Process Engineer (Courtesy Atlas Pressed Metals)


Atlas Pressed Metals, DuBois, Pennsylvania, USA, has announced the addition of new sales and engineering staff at its facilities. Christine Goughnour has joined the company as Purchasing Manager; Zachery Padasak joined the team as a new Sales Representative; Anita Nissel was appointed as Product Engineer and Robby Pistner was appointed Process Engineer.

Christine Goughnour is said to bring more than seventeen years of experience in supply chain with a focus in procurement, with previous employers including both a large global corporation and a government contracted manufacturer. Her skills in data management, forecasting and material planning are expected to strengthen the purchasing group at Atlas.

Zachery Padasak is said to bring over five years of sales and industrial production experience, most recently within his role at paper manufacturer Domtar Corp. In this role, he had oversight of monitoring and quality equipment, and was also was responsible for implementing lean manufacturing practices to reduce inventory while assuring customers’ orders were filled. His sales experience stems from B2B sales in the utilities industry.

Anita Nissel is said to bring more than eighteen years of powder metal engineering experience to Atlas Pressed Metals. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and holds numerous industry related certificates. In her time in the industry, she has led teams on product launches for automotive and other industries, facilitated events, developed cost reduction programmes aimed at improving process efficiency, and has developed and deployed business strategies, training, procedures and quality systems.

Robby Pistner reportedly has over thirty-two years of experience in the Powder Metallurgy industry, having held responsibilities in die setting, production management, continuous improvement, new product development, manufacturing, data collection and analysis and more. He will be working on the day-to-day needs of manufacturing at Atlas, including product launch, production efficiency, troubleshooting, training and overall operational integration.

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