Ken Smott

President/CEO

Ken joined Atlas Die in 1999 after spending 18 years in the packaging industry with Fort James, James River and American Can.  Within those years, Ken held various sales, engineering and management roles including Director of Manufacturing – Web System, Director of Engineering, National Account Manager and increasing Plant leadership roles.

Ken initially joined Atlas as the Vice President of Manufacturing and subsequently became President in 2000.  Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  Ken and his wife, Sandy, reside in southern Michigan.

Contact Ken

574-295-0050 x224
ksmott@atlasdie.com
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Jim White

Vice President, Sales

As Vice President of Sales since 2012, Jim is focused on implementing a sales process centered around customer experience and the position of value for the die maker and tooling. Jim has spent his career focused in sales, sales development and sales leadership including 19 years of sales leadership in packaging equipment, service and supplies.

Jim and his wife have a daughter and a son.

Contact Jim

630-818-7132
jimwhite@atlasdie.com
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Kevin Deckard

Director of Manufacturing

Kevin joined the Atlas management team in 2009 as Plant Manager of Atlas Chem-Milling bringing over 25 years of manufacturing leadership experience to Atlas. In 2013 Kevin was promoted to Director of Manufacturing. Having previously worked in the automotive industry, Kevin’s focus is on Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma principles.

When not at ACM, Kevin can be found in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula enjoying the outdoors and snowmobiling in the winter. Kevin and his wife have two teenage sons.

Contact Kevin

574-286-3872
kdeckard@atlasdie.com
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Jason Warren

Sales Professional

In 2004 Jason joined the Atlas Chem-Milling team in technical service.  He became a Sales Professional in 2013. The best part of his sales role is meeting new people and partnering with our customers to see mutual success. Prior to joining ACM, Jason spent 15 years working for a large chemical producer and supplier to the packaging industry.

Jason is an avid fisherman and enjoys spending time with his family.

Contact Jason

574-849-6633
jwarren@atlasdie.com
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Kathy Kauffman

Inside Sales Professional

Kathy’s career with our team began in 1982 when she was hired as the Marketing Director. During her 16 year tenure, she transitioned to sales in the Midwest. Kathy then rejoined our sales team in 2005 now handling inside sales for the rotary product group. Her favorite customer project involved a large format Eagle Die installation running on a universal Rayform base. The Eagle Die eliminated the cut-throughs the customer had been experiencing and led to more uniform cutting with very little make-ready.

In her spare time, Kathy enjoys working with stained glass creating windows, lamps and art pieces.

Contact Kathy

574-606-4860
kkauffman@atlasdie.com
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Sean Talkington

Sales Professional

Sean has been in technical service and sales at our Atlas Chem-Milling division since 2002. He is excellent at helping our customers with unique projects. One of his favorites involved an inboard stripping project that had multiple layouts per repeat size. Prior to his start at ACM, Sean held various positions in the folding carton industry.

In his free time, Sean can be found on his motorcycle.

Contact Sean

574-850-4807
stalkington@atlasdie.com
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