Wes Carter is the third generation leader of Atlantic Packaging. The company origin traces back to his grandfather, Horace Carter, and its history is as ingrained in Wes's personal story 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 provided 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 then to earning his own accounts and gaining insight and experience that would propel him to a senior leadership position.
In 2016, Wes was named President of Atlantic Corporation and was activated in all aspects of the operation. Today, he's the driving force behind the development of the Packaging Solution Center in Charlotte, NC, where Atlantic will be the first company in the industry to offer a Multi-Axis Transportation Simulator to test for and create standards in load containment.
Wes is inspired by the work ethic and talent of the people at Atlantic. He's committed to investing 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.