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Veritas Steel Names Tracy Glende President and CEO

Leading bridge manufacturer hires experienced steel fabrication industry veteran as new business leader

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veritas Steel LLC, a portfolio company of Atlas Holdings LLC, announced today the hiring of Tracy Glende as President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Mr. Glende brings over 20 years of global management experience, commercial, and operational expertise and a highly successful track record to Veritas. He has served in a variety of senior management roles, including as Vice President and General Manager for Gerdau Ameristeel. Prior to joining Veritas, Mr. Glende was President of the Aerospace and Energy Division of Bodycote PLC, a thermal processing service company with multiple manufacturing sites operating in ten countries.

Mr. Glende holds an MBA from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and a Bachelor of Science from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. In addition, he is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Henrik Jensen, Chairman of Veritas Steel, said, "We are very excited to get Tracy on board. We are confident that he, together with the Veritas leadership team and employees, will develop the company into the preferred steel bridge fabricator in North America."

"Mr. Glende is a proven business leader who has brought passion, energy, and talent to each of his prior roles," stated Atlas Holdings Chairman, Andrew Bursky. "He is another example of Atlas' ongoing War for Talent, our institution-wide commitment to engage the strongest possible leadership teams in our pursuit of building industry-leading businesses. We are pleased to welcome Tracy to Veritas and to the Atlas Family."

About Veritas Steel LLC

Veritas Steel LLC is a leader in the steel bridge fabrication industry with a broad range of experience in the manufacture of highly complex steel structures. Veritas is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois and operates three fabrication plants in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Wausau, Wisconsin, and Palatka, Florida. Veritas is an operating company of Atlas Holdings LLC. For more information, visit http://www.veritassteel.com.

About Atlas Holdings LLC

Atlas Holdings LLC is an industrial holding company headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. Atlas employs more than 10,000 people globally at more than one-hundred facilities worldwide. Atlas operates in a number of industrial sectors, including building materials, capital equipment, energy, industrial services, packaging, pulp, paper, and tissue, steel, and logistics, supply chain management and distribution. Atlas' portfolio companies combined generate in excess of $3 billion dollars in revenues annually. Over the last twenty-five years the principals of Atlas, in partnership with capable management teams, have built more than 40 companies in a variety of industries. For more information, visit www.atlasholdingsllc.com.

CONTACT:
Richard Phillips, Veritas Steel, 715-210-6554, [email protected]

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