Atlas Pressed Metals expands team

August 12, 2014

Atlas Pressed Metals, a manufacturer of precision Powder Metallurgy products and associated services based in DuBois, Pennsylvania, USA, has announced new members of staff in its Production, Engineering, Accounting and Sales teams.

Thomas Krug Sr. has joined the company as Production Coordinator and brings more than 35 years of manufacturing experience to the company. Most recently Krug served as Quality manager for Industrial Harness Company in Shippensburg, USA.

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’ engineering team. Sarick has held various roles of increasing responsibility through his 20-year PM 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.  

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.

“After 18 years spent between North Carolina and New York, it feels good to return to the area and reconnect with familiar faces in the PM industry. Atlas could not have been a better fit,” stated Sarick.

Stephanie Smith has been added to the accounting and finance staff at Atlas. Smith brings over 15 years of experience in accounting and project management to Atlas, from both the manufacturing and finance/insurance business sectors. As cost accountant, Smith is responsible for analysing production costs and efficiency, and working toward goals for improving on those targets.

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 advisor, most recently as part of the federal Manufacturing Extension Partnership program. She has been a strong regional advocate for ongoing technical training, research, funding and technology deployment within the PM industry. Heath has a dual degree in Journalism and Communications from Indiana University of PA and holds certificates in financial management, procedures, and economic development.

In her new role as Business Development Manager, Heath will be responsible for corporate communications, new customer and market development, and direct sales.   

Powder Metallurgy Review magazine:

Your email address:

Useful links: Download PM Review magazine | News headlines | Browse articles 

Recent issue of Powder Metallurgy review - your go-to resource to stay updated on the world of powder metallurgy and metal powders

In the latest issue of PM Review…

PM Review Spring 2023

Download PDF

Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • GKN Powder Metallurgy: A strategic vision for the future of permanent magnets for EVs
  • Building trust in the Powder Metallurgy industry: The role of standardisation and an update on recent work by ISO/TC 119
  • High-volume powder production for Additive Manufacturing: SMS group’s continuous metal powder production process
  • Development of enhanced-performance PM brake pads for high-speed trains by Beijing Tianyishangjia New Material Corp., Ltd.
  • The START project: Creating a sustainable supply chain for green energy harvesting products by Powder Metallurgy
  • World PM2022: Reviewing three innovative methods for metal powder production

The latest news from the world of metal powders, delivered to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of PM Review, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Join our community

From the industry…

Discover our magazine archive…

The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.


Browse the archive


Looking for PM production equipment, metal powders, R&D support and more?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our
advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PM Review magazine.

  • Powders & materials
  • Powder process, classification & analysis
  • PM products
  • Atomisers & powder production technology
  • Compaction presses, tooling & ancillaries
  • Sintering equipment & ancillaries
  • Post-processing
  • Consulting & toll sintering
Download PDF
Share via
Copy link