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ATAS Celebrates Nine Manufacturing Leadership Institute Graduates

ATAS MLI Graduates from left: Gary Miller, Mark Bus, Dave Smith, Anne Hicks, Shirlann Wilkinson, Joseph Dominguez, Dick Bus, Jim Bus and Glenn Hechler.

Allentown, PA - ATAS International Inc. had three employees graduate from the Manufacturers Resource Center’s (MRC) Manufacturing Leadership Institute (MLI) certificate program on June 9, 2016. The class included 18 other area manufacturing professionals. ATAS now has nine employees who have graduated from the MLI program.

“MRC has been developing strategic leaders and promoting growth and innovation since 2006 when we recognized the need for executive training. Since we partnered with the Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University to establish this top-line certificate program, MLI has become one of our signature offerings,” Jack E. Pfunder, President & CEO of the Manufacturers Resource Center, said.

MLI educates the region’s current and up-and-coming leaders in all aspects of strategic leadership to strengthen their company’s competitiveness, drive growth, and create sustainable business models. Over the course of five months, the curriculum consists of 11 intense days of 12 program topics on growth and innovation led by eight industry experts with real world experience and exceptional teaching skills. The MRC has graduated more than 200 participants from over 80 companies through the MLI, including nine employees from ATAS.

Anne Hicks, Executive Assistant at ATAS International, is a past graduate of the MLI program. She stated, “Attending MLI was a positive, professional experience. I enjoyed learning and put into practice the business principles and valuable skills presented, to help continue growing ATAS and to advance a positive company culture.”

About ATAS International Inc.

atas logo 1963Founded in 1963, ATAS International Inc. is a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall cladding, ceilings, perimeter edge metal, and accessories. The ATAS portfolio features an expansive selection of products available in aluminum, steel, zinc, stainless steel, and copper. Standard profiles include narrow and wide ribbed wall panels, corrugated styles, standing seam and batten seam roof systems, metal shingles, shakes, tiles, and more. Additional options include curved, tapered, and perforated panels; concealed or exposed fasteners; smooth or embossed textures; horizontal and vertical applications; and a choice of over 40 stock colors with 70% PVDF finish.

With sustainability at the forefront of modern building design, ATAS proudly supports green building objectives with high performance solutions, such as solar-ready roof panels, insulated metal panels, cool roofing products, and solar air heating wall panels. The ATAS team consists of product and market specialists that provide a high level of support for your project, from initial discovery and design to installation. ATAS has two ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing locations in the United States: the headquarters in Allentown, PA, and their facility in Mesa, AZ. ATAS also has a second location in Allentown, PA, and recently added a new manufacturing location in University Park, IL. For more information about ATAS International, visit or call 610.395.8445. For more information on InSpire, visit

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