Atlantic’s history traces back to Wes’s grandfather, Horace Carter, and is as ingrained in Wes’s personal history as it is in his professional career.
As a young kid, Wes remembers visiting his grandfather’s office and the Tabor City facility. He has vivid recollections of the people, the place, and the culture of support that Atlantic encouraged both at work and in the community.
His working experience with Atlantic began when he was in high school and was employed during the summers in the Wilmington warehouse, sweeping floors and driving forklifts. It was here that he learned firsthand the work ethic that sustains Atlantic to this day.
After graduating from UNC with a degree in journalism, Wes recognized that Atlantic was an opportunity where he could have a creative and challenging career and also contribute to the family business in a meaningful way. He worked his way from the warehouse, to a role in customer service, to sales support, and ultimately to earning his own accounts and gaining insight and experience that would propel him to a senior leadership position.
Today, Wes continues to manage the Charleston operation as well as identify and develop strategic accounts for Atlantic on a corporate level. In addition, Wes is instrumental in working with our sales team to evaluate customer needs and create platforms that deliver Atlantic’s vast resources to the marketplace.
He is inspired by the work ethic and talent of the people at Atlantic and is committed to continued investment in the future of the company represented by our people, resources, equipment, facilities, and overall growth year after year. Wes believes this is what has given us the ability to serve the complex packaging needs of Fortune 500 manufacturers and what has moved us into the spotlight on a national scale.