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  We are dedicated to designing packaging line systems in-house from start to finish so we can engage in a long-term partnership with our customers.  

Chip Bennett
VP Engineering Automation

Chip Bennett

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Chip Bennett

It is no exaggeration to say that Chip has lifelong experience working with packaging equipment. Growing up in Long Island and then North Carolina, Chip worked for his father’s shrink equipment company and started building shrink wrappers in his teens. He mastered mechanical and electrical engineering throughout his 18 years with the company and developed several shrink packaging designs with his father that were patented over the years.

The technical expertise he gained with packaging equipment and the relationship he formed with Pat Caccavella during that time led to a career move over to Atlantic in 2007.

Chip started here as an Equipment Sales Specialist and soon after joined the Senior Management group, taking on a role in running Atlantic’s Equipment and Technical Division. Chip brought a new level of structure and organization to our growing technical service and integration programs. He has continued growing this sector of Atlantic’s service offering and also works as a project manager and hands-on with programming, integration, design, testing, troubleshooting, and customizing equipment solutions for our customers.


More Than an Integrator

When it comes to designing fully integrated packaging lines, Atlantic is an indispensable resource for knowledge and insight of layout, integration, mechanical and electrical components, and implementation.

Our design and automation services give us the ability to create packaging lines that match your production and meet your demands for speed, accuracy, and performance.

Atlantic is more than an integrator. Our in-house engineers, technicians, and material specialists have tremendous expertise as well as advanced software and equipment so we can deliver a comprehensive packaging resource that doesn't end with the equipment installation. We are dedicated to engaging in long-term partnerships with our customers to ensure their ultimate success as they continue to grow and develop.


Our engineering team has the expertise and capability to design and implement complete packaging line integration to improve efficiency, increase throughput, and reduce downtime. Beyond the installation of your packaging line, our Atlantic team of sales, support, and tech service personnel are dedicated to your long term success.

We perform preventative maintenance on equipment to improve uptime and optimize performance (See our CrownCare Service Program). We respond quickly to troubleshoot any problems to get you back up and running as fast as possible. Our in-house technicians have decades of experience with packaging equipment and integration and are adept at finding creative solutions to keep your packaging line running at its absolute best.

Trust Atlantic as your partner in packaging and be confident that our expert team will do what it takes to have you up and running at peak performance over the long term.

  We're not the equipment manufacturer. We're the ones who make it all work and then stand behind it.  

Mike Christy
Packaging Systems Integration

Mike Christy

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Mike Christy

After graduating college, Mike became involved in his father-in-law’s family business that dealt with building high-speed, custom automated machines for the food industry. At first, Mike was a project manager for the company’s larger projects and then he quickly moved into roles that required trial-by-fire education in CAD design, engineering, programming, and electrical work.

Mike stayed in the family business for 12 years, all the time acquiring new skills in automated product handling and packaging in an industry that was getting faster and more sophisticated every year. He branched out with a new company after that, working on the front end in sales for 2 years where became more proficient in working directly with customers and vendors.

After moving back into the family business and then onto another company with a focus on automatic cartoning equipment, he came to work with Chip Bennett here at Atlantic in 2000 in order to develop our Systems Integration group. Today, Mike works directly with our customers to design automated packaging line concepts and layouts and also works hands-on as a programmer and engineer to build and integrate those lines. Mike is also developing a program that will bring together our cartoning equipment and knowledge base in Tabor City with our integration service for a comprehensive offering in automated cartoning.


Project Management

Our customers benefit greatly from having Atlantic assume the project management role in any packaging line design, automation, and integration project.

We utilize Microsoft Project to set milestones, create tasks, schedule work, and report back to our customers on our progress. Our process is organized and transparent so that our customers know exactly how the project is progressing. We are committed to accountability throughout each step of the process.

When it comes to design, automation, and integration of complex packaging lines, you can rely on Atlantic from start to finish.

  One of the biggest ways companies can remain globally competitive is through automation of their packaging lines.  

Trec Tisdale
Packaging Equipment Sales

Trec Tisdale

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Trec Tisdale

Trec Tisdale started his career in packaging in 1991 and has an impressive history of working with all types of packaging machinery, including stretch wrapping equipment, shrink wrap machines, strapping equipment, and case sealers as well any critical end of packaging solutions. He works closely with our programmers and technicians to provide Atlantic customers with the best possible integration and automation solutions for every type of packaging line. Trec has a comprehensive understanding of packaging environments and the best fitting equipment to meet the needs of our customers.

Trec covers Atlantic equipment sales for the eastern region and has packaging experience within a variety of industries including food, medical, automotive and building products. He is an incredible asset to our customers, providing the expertise needed to achieve greater efficiency and performance from packaging equipment.


Mechanical Design

Engineers and integrators at Atlantic create all the CAD installation drawings of a full packaging line once we’ve met with a customer to understand the needs, collaborate on ideas, and decide what equipment is right for the application.

Mechanical design services are a critical part of the design and automation process and Atlantic provides this service in-house as a part of the overall project. This allows us to take ownership of the packaging line and to have the best possible control over the outcome.

Our ultimate goal is the success of your packaging line, whether that’s improved efficiency, increased throughput, cost savings or all of above. Our mechanical design services are an important part of helping us achieve that goal.

Electrical Design

Atlantic’s design and automation services include full AutoCAD Electrical designs. Many industries must comply with strict requirements as far as the electrical structure of their packaging line and our designs are built to specifications, including compliance with UL 508A control panel architecture.

Our in-house electrical engineers design and install all the electrical componenets of the packaging line. Their career-long expertise (meet some of our Experts here) in packaging integration work means that our customers receive a line that is built to their exact needs and specifications from the ground up.

We are also adept at innovating new tools and machinery if a creative approach is needed for a unique packaging challenge.

Atlantic is an invaluable source of electrical engineering expertise in your packaging line integration.


Implementation of carefully created packaging line designs is one of the challenges and responsibilities that Atlantic assumes for our customers.

Factory Acceptance Test

For large projects involving fully automatic, integrated packaging lines, we will set up a factory acceptance test at an off site facility to run the equipment, test the performance, perfect the settings, and demonstrate the full line for our customer. Upon approval of the system, the Atlantic team moves the line on-site and replicates the system and settings. We work quickly and efficiently to implement the system so as to minimize downtime.

Implementation is a critical part of the process and one that requires dedication and commitment to the ultimate success of the line. With Atlantic as your partner in packaging, you can be confident that our team is fully committed to your long term success, with the understanding that the implementation of your line is a crucial factor in the desired performance.


Atlantic invests heavily in our human resources because we understand that knowledge, experience, and expertise are how we can provide superior service to our customers over the long term.

We have expertise in sales, design, project management, implementation, technical service, and customer support. We combine these resources to create fully automated packaging lines that will contribute significantly to our customers’ success now and in the future.

Meet Our Consultants to Learn More About our Expertise in Packaging.